Since the beginning, the Amphibian’s objective was not only to entertain, but to give audiences something to think about, to incite conversation, to bring up important issues and big ideas, and make an impact—whether it be a ripple or a wave.
Amphibian Stage is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us. Now in its twenty-first season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts. Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance. In 2018, in collaboration with Stephan Wolfert, Amphibian Stage launched its ongoing De-Cruit classes for veterans. Using Shakespeare, these classes help veterans process their military experiences and reconnect to the community.
“Across the country it is the local theatres that are serving their community with daring and entertaining art.”
Kevin Kline, Capital Campaign Chair
We value storytelling as a catalyst for empathy, self-knowledge, and deeper thought.
We value the risks our artists are willing to take to breathe life into these stories.
We value our audience for their openness to be moved and changed by theater.
We value the generosity of those able to help create this world through their donations.
We believe in the fearless power of theatre. We strive to make our home a place where stories come to life. It is our responsibility as the storytellers to strive for excellence, to create something beautiful, and to make it accessible to all.