Preserve. Protect. Perform.
Cumberland Gap, Appalachia, 2019
American Lore Theater’s mission is to preserve, protect and perform the living traditions of the living communities of or pertaining to the 50 US states or territories.
We got our start when we stepped on a Chinatown bus in 2017 to begin preliminary research for the play Shotaway in the Sea Islands, SC. After attending the American Folklore Society Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we knew we had found our calling.
Today, we continue to fulfill our mission by actively seeking out and exhibiting programming in collaboration with a diverse range of American communities and tradition-bearers, and courageously repair, restore and remix unwritten stories drawn from the diverse and fantastic world of American Folklore.
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