Founded in 2010, Burbage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to excite and engage a new generation of theatre-goer with socially relevant and compelling stories, both classic and contemporary, told by an inventive and expert ensemble of actors.
We believe in the importance of irreverence. We believe that acting comes first. We believe the theatre’s continued relevance as a civil institution is best perpetuated by building productions and their aesthetic around the collaboration of an expert ensemble of storytellers. We believe it is the actor’s job to activate thought and inner movement in his audience.
In collaboration with Aurora, Burbage’s theatrical residence in downtown Providence, Burbage is dedicated to the growing and cultivating of the diverse artistic community in Rhode Island by providing affordable access to the performing arts and perpetuating a discourse about, not only content, but the actor’s role as storyteller in today’s world. Burbage is an ideal sustainable arts model for the 21st Century.