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Our Mission

Change the way people and communities respond to the impact of substance use through theatre and drama therapy.

2nd Act envisions a world where all stories are honored and healing is inevitable. 

Our Values

RADICAL INCLUSION

We seek out marginalized and oppressed voices to collaborate, celebrate, amplify, and create work with.

TRANSFORMATION

We believe in the transformational nature of creativity and storytelling and its innate ability to provide a pathway for change for individuals and communities.

CONNECTION

We create honest and authentic narratives that encourage growth, connection and new understandings across diverse communities.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

We believe it is our responsibility to use storytelling as a powerful tool for positive action and change in our communities. 

COLLABORATION

We work in partnership with community-based organizations and the voices of community members is the heart of our work.

JOY

We believe healing happens through storytelling created with empathy, joy, laughter, and love.

Substance use should be destigmatized.

Substance use disorder is treated like any other health problem.

Those impacted by substance use issues are treated with dignity and compassion.

Society understands and embraces its role in providing care and healing for those impacted by substance use. 

Individuals with substance use issues, and their families are supported, feel accepted and acceptable in their community, and recover together.

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

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Our Beliefs