Cornerstone Theater Company


The Unrequited (Between Two Worlds), 2011

“Any theater that has a result in mind is not having a conversation.” – Michael John Garcés, Artistic Director

Our Mission

Cornerstone Theater Company makes new plays with and about communities.

Our Work

For over 29 years, Cornerstone has brought together an ensemble of professional artists of the highest caliber with people who would never think of themselves as artists to produce works of excellence based on the stories, concerns and issues of a given community.

Our plays celebrate many voices, and are staged in theaters and in parking lots, in factories, schools and subway stations. We strive to include people who have not been on stage or even seen theater. We’ve taken up residence in small towns and urban neighborhoods, collaborating with locals from start to finish to tell their unique stories through theater.

Our Vision

By combining the artistry of people with many levels of theatrical experience, we act upon the conviction that artistic expression is civic engagement and that access to a creative forum is essential to the wellness and health of every individual and community.