A beacon of Santa Monica College – one of the country’s most progressive, diverse, and accessible educational institutions – BroadStage harnesses the transformative power of the performing arts as essential to a well society. Established in partnership with SMC in 2008, we are actively aligned with the College’s commitment to access and social mobility. Our core values of creativity, learning and belonging shape all programs on and off our stages. We strive to provide insight and context to the widest spectrum of our communities so that they may fully experience the artists who are at the center of our work. The organization’s typical in-theater season runs September through June, with some outdoor activity during the summer and programs online year-round.
With the leadership of Artistic & Executive Director Rob Bailis, BroadStage is strengthening its impact through a new artistic vision, an expanded venue footprint, enhanced community activation and deeper alignment with SMC. Now, inside of the most extreme changes and challenges to our industry brought upon us by the pandemic, we are offered the opportunity to eliminate harmful inequities based on historical biases that have existed within our field. BroadStage is designing the future we wish to see, evolving our work for a new day and shaping the world in which we can all proudly live.