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Motivation

We started StageDirect because we know that some of the best entertainment anywhere takes place on tiny stages in run-down buildings way off the beaten path featuring actors, writers, and companies you've never heard of. We know because all 4 of us at StageDirect have been doing this sort of work for years - as theater company founders, actors, writers, directors, producers, ticket sellers, program designers, and, yes, toilet scrubbers.

It dawned on us that with developments in digital video, it's now possible to shoot these types of productions very professionally, but without having to lay out Hollywood-level dollars. We managed to persuade our families to let us leave stable, secure jobs (in the midst of an economic downturn, of course!) and pursue our dream of bringing the best of these shows to audiences all over the world.

We have by no means severed our nonprofit theater roots. All of us are still actively involved in fringe theater in one way or another. Sure, we want to make a buck at StageDirect, but our mission and our passion is to spread the word that there is entertainment going on out there that doesn't ask you to check your brain at the door, that will press buttons you never knew existed, that defies the usual formulas and conventions, and that will recapture some of the wonder that live performance used to inspire in you as a kid.