Urban StagesUrban Stages’ mission is to champion new works by artists of diverse cultural backgrounds and  to make those works available to all.

They do this by discovering and nurturing artists through DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, investing in artists through their MAINSTAGE PROGRAM that produces new work Off-Broadway, and by touring artists, admission-free plays/workshops and more via their OUTREACH PROGRAM!

Urban Stages seeks to give talents a venue to address the multi-faceted issues facing our contemporary world and the resources to develop their voice and gifts. They work to eliminate the economic and geographic barriers around art and theater in order to make both more accessible and inclusive.

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"Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each better in their soul, it is easier to overcome economic and political barriers. But first they have to appreciate that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions."

– Paulo Coelho

Library in Nianiar

Nianiar is a village of around 1000 inhabitants in rural Senegal, situated in the Mbour region, near Louly Bentégné. This project, of constructing a library, aims to bring the gift of reading to those people living in the village, to improve their quality of life and their education...Read More.