Our Mission

  Performing Fusion Theatre’s mission is to promote multiculturalism by producing work that showcases multicultural talent, provides a space for shared culture through the integration of other art forms, and unifies members of the greater Boston community by exposing them to a creative atmosphere which idealizes cultural pluralism and equality. A crucial element to the realization of Performing Fusion's mission is to encourage intercultural dialogue between all members of the community, while actively giving a voice to our underrepresented members, including women and people of color, and those of the LGBT, disabled, foreign born, and/or otherwise politically alienated identities. Performing Fusion will stage transformative theatre that fosters intercultural value, acceptance and openness to understanding our differences. Our theatre will encourage work which may embody history, but speaks to issues currently affecting the intercultural community.


Somerville’s Performing Fusion Theatre wants short plays from playwrights and to audition the actors, musicians, singers and dancers who will make them come to life at its inaugural Somerville Theatre Festival.

The group’s mission is to encourage intercultural dialogue and give a voice to politically alienated groups, and its festival – planned for Jan. 24-25 at The Center for Arts at the Armory – bears the theme “equality.”

Founders Ayshia Stephenson, executive director, and Brian Moore-Ward, artistic director, say they “envision broad interpretations of this loaded concept”:

Give us a story about gender, racial, political, economic, sexual, religious or even interpersonal equality or lack thereof. Make it a comedy, a drama, a romance or all of the above – just make it grab us … take artistic leverage, take risks. We are not a company to shy away from displaying provocative and thought-provoking work.
— Marc Levy , Cambridge Day