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OUR MiSSiON.

Eccentric Bear Theater Co. strives to disrupt the mundane and ignite the imaginations of our audiences and artists alike. With a unique focus on the disciplines of clown, circus, dance, puppetry, and movement, we are built by people who love theater and reject artistic snobbery. 

OUR VALUES.

ACCESS.

Eccentric Bear aims to demystify the process of creating theater and is committed to building a culture of transparency around our creative process. We will provide clear communication about the physical accessibility of spaces we inhabit, give preference to accessible spaces when available to us, and work to ensure that cost is not a barrier between our art and our audiences.

INTEGRiTY.

We will create working environments that put people first and maintain clearly defined, publicly accessible courses of action in the event that harassment or discrimination should occur within our organization (read more about our Conduct Standards below).

PLAY.

We believe in the transformative power of guided, intentional play to create community and drive creativity.

JOY.

Joy is the center of our process. Theater has the potential to be tragic, challenging, and at times even hard to watch. But in its making, through all stages of production, we will always challenge ourselves to approach our work with a spirit of joy.

OUR PEOPLE.

A headshot of Isaac Young.

ISAAC YOUNG (he/ him)

Managing Artistic Director

Isaac Young is an award winning writer, producer, and performance artist who has worked professionally in multiple entertainment fields from theatre to circus to nightclubs. Onstage, he has been seen across the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex performing with WaterTower Theatre, Theatre 3, Shakespeare Dallas, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, among others. Isaac is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.

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CONDUCT STANDARDS.

The ECCENTRIC BEAR CONDUCT STANDARDS is an evolving tool for self­‐governance that seeks to foster communication, safety, respect, and accountability between participants at all levels within the Eccentric Bear Theater Co. organization.* Its purpose is to create:

  • Spaces free of harassment, whether it be sexual or based in race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

  • Nurturing environments which allow us to challenge ourselves, our audiences, and our communities; support artistic risks; and establish the freedom to create theatre that represents the full range of human experience.

  • A common understanding of practices within our organization.

You can access the full Conduct Standards document HERE.

*The Eccentric Bear Conduct Standards is adapted from the Chicago Theatre Standards: created in direct response to abusive behavior within the Chicago theatre community. For more information, visit https://www.notinourhouse.org/.

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