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The mission of the New Conservatory Theatre center is to champion innovative, high-quality theatre experiences for youth, adults, and artists to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change. There are six primary programs at NCTC, each with the following missions: Pride Season Plays: To develop and produce LGBT theatre that gives voice to, entertains and promotes exploration in order to celebrate diversity and foster community. Youth & Adult Conservatory: To provide theatre training to empower youth and adults to express themselves, celebrate differences, and gain confidence and self-esteem. YouthAware: To present theatre performances to educate youth and those who guide them on challenging issues in order to expose them to new ideas and assist them in making choices which will positively impact their lives and those around them. Theatre Performances: To produce theatre that gives voice to, entertains, and promotes exploration and open dialogue among under served audiences and developing playwrights in order to celebrate diversity and foster community. New Plays Commissions & Emerging Artists Programs: To commission new work for the Pride Season and YouthAware educational touring program, and to develop and produce new work by emerging actors, singers, and writers. Cabaret Series: To develop and produce cabaret programs that feature local musical theatre talent.