Phamaly

About Phamaly Theatre Company

Our Mission

Phamaly Theatre Company (PTC) works to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.

Our Vision

PTC strives to create a world in which disability and the differences within the human condition are celebrated and the theatre experience is accessible and welcoming to all.

About the Company : Then

In 1989, Phamaly Theatre Company was founded by five students from the Boettcher School in Denver, all living with disabilities who had grown frustrated with the lack of theatrical opportunities for people living with disabilities.

Phamaly's founders were ahead of their time in building an inclusive organization that directly served disenfranchised individuals with disabilities from all racial, ethnic, gender, and class identities. Throughout its history, Phamaly has maintained a dedication to this principle of inclusion while creating innovative reinventions of established works.

About the Company: Now

Today, Phamaly continues to exclusively feature actors with all nature of disabilities: physical, cognitive, intellectual and emotional. PTC gives artists a supportive space and helps empower individuals within their disability identity while helping to educate the community about access and inclusion.

In addition, Phamaly has entertained audiences by presenting high-quality, award winning performances which elevate our understanding of the human condition.

 

Our Values

​Community

Phamaly is passionate about creating and supporting all members of its community – on stage and off.

​Authenticity

Phamaly celebrates the unconventional and uplifts human uniqueness.

​Disability-affirmative

​Phamaly has pride in the disability identity.

​Adaptation

​Phamaly believes in disability as a creative asset and artistic aesthetic that can transform conventional stories and unlock creative potential.

​Innovation

​Phamaly is fiercely committed to deconstructing barriers so theatre artists with disabilities can work freely and productively and do their best work.

​Humor

​Phamaly creates a safe space to allow for laughter, vulnerability, and fearlessness.

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Access

Phamaly acknowledges the presence and pervasive history of racism, ableism, sexism, ethnocentrism, gender bias, ageism, and economic inequity that filters through the arts and greater society. We strive to actively dismantle these and other forms of inequity and inequality in ever aspect of our work. We believe the inclusion of all community members makes our art stronger

Phamaly's mission-driven focus is to engage people with disabilities. In addition, we commit to intentionally creating a safe space and welcoming space for people of all social identities, including the Deaf community, people of color, Native American and Indigenous and First Nations, women, non-binary and gender non-confirming, and LGBTQIA2+.

We believe that everyone deserves comprehensive access to transformative artistic experiences, and it is the responsibility of everyone who engages with the arts - appreciators, supporters, participants, creators - to make this a reality.

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