The mission of Moose Hall Theatre Company (MHTC) is one of cultural inclusion. Their aim is to provide performance opportunities for professional performing artists of various cultures and origins, particularly those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in contemporary or classical productions. The core mission of MHTC is best expressed through their activities producing the Inwood Shakespeare Festival (ISF). ISF was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring theatre to the greater Inwood community. ISF provides free outdoor theatre in Inwood, which is located in the northern section of Manhattan. Utilizing the venue of Inwood’s beautiful parks, they showcase classical and contemporary theatre, dance and music for a culturally mixed population; many or them whom are experiencing live theater for the first time. They continue to cast actors from an Interracial and cross-gender perspective providing opportunities to those who are not typically cast in rich, classical roles, mirror the demographic mix in Inwood, and make free professional outdoor theatre available to the Inwood community.

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