About Us

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Cape Fear Regional Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We believe in the power of storytelling and the visceral impact of live theatre. We strive for the highest standards of excellence in our artistic work, educational offerings, and outreach efforts. We provide the region a place to come together to laugh harder, think deeper, share our experiences and grow as a community.

Our Vision

Cape Fear Regional Theatre will be nationally recognized as the leading arts organization in Southeastern North Carolina. CFRT will transform the way a new generation engages in the communal act of live theatre. Leveraging our position as a creative cornerstone, we will enhance the quality of life and the vitality of our community.

Our Values

Protect the Team. The Board, Leadership, and Staff are on the same team and must be each other’s best supporters and strongest advocates.

Strive for Excellence. In all things, from mainstage production to education classes to outreach initiatives. We are constantly learning, listening, and adapting to better meet the needs of our community, operate more efficiently, and embrace a wider and more diverse constituency.

Safety. Excellence is unattainable without emotionally and physically safe working conditions. We maintain an open-door policy between Staff, Leadership, and the Board. We seek out training and opportunities that enable us to engage more empathetically and supportively with our colleagues, artists, and audiences.

Honesty & Integrity. We acknowledge when we have made mistakes, or when there is work to be done to make a program, relationship, or idea stronger. We seek to listen and act without whining, without defensiveness, without fear, knowing that honesty and integrity create the most fertile ground for collaboration.

Creativity. Our imaginations are among our strongest assets, and when everything from artistic work to marketing, development, and administration, to the building itself reflects joy and play, our branding is strengthened.