Mission, Vision & Core Values

Mission

The mission of Shakespeare Dallas is to create exemplary cultural programs for North Texas that are affordable and accessible to the community inspired by the quality and standards found in the works of William Shakespeare. The company serves a diverse community of adults, children and artists through year-round staged productions including its flagship outdoor performances, a unique touring education program and community outreach services, bringing a sense of artistic purpose and cultural richness to the communities it serves.

Vision

Shakespeare Dallas aspires to use the works of William Shakespeare as a catalyst for creating unparalleled artistic and educational programs that are meaningful and enriching for the community it serves throughout North Texas.

Core Values

  • Collaboration

    We believe that partnerships, teamwork, and collaboration are vital to increase the effectiveness, quality and accessibility associated with our artistic programs and services.
  • Creativity

    We believe that innovation and creativity are intrinsic to creating cultural programming of uncompromising quality that is challenging and meaningful.
  • Diversity

    We believe the arts are a vital part of a healthy, equitable society, to which people of all ages and backgrounds have a need and a right to belong. Our beliefs and values embrace all people and communities and unite our society with a common artistic experience.
  • Excellence

    We believe in operating the company with a standard for excellence artistically, programmatically and administratively.
  • Fiscal Responsibility

    We believe that fiscal responsibility serves as the cornerstone of a strong non-profit organization. Through conservative fiscal management and transparency we believe we can practice wise and efficient use of the resources entrusted to us.
  • Integrity

    We believe in sustaining the highest level of ethical standards, honesty, accountability and trust.
  • Respect

    We believe that caring, concern, respect and civility are essential characteristics needed to perpetuate our mission to the best of our ability.
  • Quality Service

    We are committed to providing quality programs and related services to the community, audiences and artists we serve.