Transforming Stories | Deconstructing Barriers | Elevating Disability
Phamaly Theatre Company is the foremost disability-affirmative, nonprofit theatre company in the country. Now in its fourth decade as a homegrown, award-winning Denver arts organization, Phamaly produces professional plays, musicals, and original work cast entirely of performers with all nature of disabilities: physical, emotional, intellectual, and cognitive.
Phamaly’s success has been the result of heart, perseverance, and the resilience of its actors, board, volunteers, staff, and community members who have transformed Phamaly from a small, amateur troupe into a professional powerhouse. Phamaly is the longest-running theatre in the country that exclusively features actors with disabilities of all kinds; producing a repertoire of musicals, plays, and original work. Phamaly continues to forge a path as a company where artists with disabilities of all kinds are welcomed, and their uniqueness is approached through a lens of creativity and possibility.
Phamaly is passionate about creating and supporting all members of its community – on stage and off.
Phamaly celebrates the unconventional and uplifts human uniqueness.
Phamaly has pride in the disability identity and believes in a non-hierarchical view of disability.
Phamaly believes diverse voices and experiences are essential to the creative process and the most effective artistic endeavors stem from a people-first approach.
Phamaly is fiercely committed to deconstructing barriers so theatre artists with disabilities can work freely and productively and do their best work.
Phamaly believes in disability as a creative asset and artistic aesthetic that can transform conventional stories and unlock creative potential.
Phamaly is bold, courageous, and irreverent, creates creating a safe space to allow for laughter, vulnerability, and fearlessness.
Phamaly's Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Access
Phamaly acknowledges the presence and pervasive history of racism, ableism, sexism, ethnocentrism, gender bias, ageism, and economic inequity that filters through the arts and greater society. We strive to actively dismantle these and other forms of inequity and inequality in every aspect of our work. We believe the inclusion of all community members makes our art stronger.
Phamaly's mission-driven focus is to engage people with disabilities. In addition, we commit to intentionally creating a safe and welcoming space for people of all social identities, including the Deaf community, people of color, Native American and Indigenous and First Nations, women, non-binary and gender non-confirming, and LGBTQIA2+.
We believe that everyone deserves comprehensive access to transformative artistic experiences, and it is the responsibility of everyone who engages with the arts - appreciators, supporters, participants, creators - to make this a reality.