We believe ...

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W.B. Yeats, poet

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
~ Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

We must develop new generations of audiences and patrons who understand that the arts are a necessary source of consciousness - sometimes of conscience and not something merely decorative or narcisstic.
~ Alan Brody, Professor of Theatre at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

If you have only two pennies, spend the first on bread and the other on hyacinths for your soul.
~ Arab proverb

Why theatre and the arts ...

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
~ Oscar Wilde, writer and poet

Theatre is a wonderful thing. It is the greatest temple on earth. In that temple Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Sikh and Parsee all get together. Nobody comes and asks who is in the next chair. A Pandit sits with a Mulla. A communist friend may sit with a socialist friend. All sit together. That is a beautiful way of bringing people together and teaching them how to behave. They would laugh together, cry together. It is the biggest temple that could be built for the benefit of the nation.
~ Prithviraj Kapoor, actor, director, Rajya Sabha MP

Theatre assumes the form of an alternative, implicit communication as contrasted with direct communication, dialogues, or debate in the practical, everyday life context, turning itself into a 'paralanguage', which is what an art form essentially has to be.
~ KV Subanna, founder of Ninasam, dramatist, Magsaysay Award winner

An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak, when you are present in the current moment, when you are resonating with the excitement of this thing that you are experiencing, when you are fully alive.
~ Ken Robinson, education and creativity expert

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
~ Jean Anouilh, dramatist

Listen to them ...

Culture is the widening of the mind and spirit.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

Technology alone is not enough.
It's technology married with liberal arts, married with humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.
~ Steve Jobs, entrepreneur, co-founder Apple Inc

A nation that ignores its art and culture is doomed to remain illiterate forever.
~ Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher, poet, visionary