Once, while working in a refugee camp outside Kosovo, a doctor confided to us, “We are providing refugees the necessities for human survival -- food, medicine, shelter -- but you are providing them with food for the soul -- you are restoring their humanity.”
Founded in 1976, Bond Street Theatre initiates creative programming that inspires and educates youth, addresses human rights issues, provides tools for healing communities affected by conflict, and promotes the value of the arts in shaping a peaceful future.
The company responds to humanitarian crises through the uplifting powers of the arts. The company has initiated innovative theatre and theatre-based programs in over 40 countries worldwide, and reached populations in refugee camps, schools, shelters, prisons, rural villages and urban centers.
Bond Street Theatre’s mission is to promote peace and mutual understanding through the arts.
The company initiates creative programming for conflict resolution and peace-building that reach women, youth, children, educators, refugees, those in prisons and shelters, and other populations in need.
Bond Street Theatre creates performances that illustrate important social issues, and uses the arts to educate, inspire, and heal in areas of conflict, poverty and post-war rehabilitation. The company collaborates with local artists to enjoy the benefits of artistic exchange -- to learn, to share, and to explore commonalities and differences, and promote mutual understanding and the value of the arts in shaping a peaceful global future.
The company has initiated innovative theatre and theatre-based programs in over 40 countries worldwide that improve leadership skills, build self-confidence, stimulate the imagination, and illustrate health and civic issues to audiences of all ages and genders.
Bond Street Theatre responds to humanitarian crises through the uplifting powers of the arts. We reached 75,000 Kosovar refugees in Macedonia, children hospitalized with mental disorders in Serbia, 25,000 school children in northern Afghanistan, 2,000 victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and children orphaned by Hurricane Nargis in Myanmar.
Location: Programs in Afghanistan, Myanmar (Burma), Azerbaijan, Haiti, Guatemala, United States and India