History: Founded in 1991 - and incorporated in 1993 - Pistarckle Theater’s mission is to provide quality professional theater, training, and educational programming that is designed to enlighten and entertain. Since 2000, Pistarckle Theater has been in residence in a modern, fully licensed theater in Tillett Gardens on the East End of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The 3,540 square foot air-conditioned Pistarckle Theater facility includes a 120-seat theater, lobby, box office, dressing room, administrative office, and storage area.
Tillett Gardens is an artistic oasis and marketplace for local Caribbean arts and crafts. Pistarckle Theater has finally found its home among other brilliant community artists.
Each season, the theater presents six full-length plays as part of its subscription season. Additional annual programming include semester-long workshops for children and teens that culminate in full-length productions. Pistarckle also has a film series that covers diverse topics, which are not necessarily mainstream choices and seek to fill a viewing gap of smaller art films.
Pistarckle Theater recognizes the great potential in the island’s cultural diversity, rich artistic heritage, and resident performers, and is determined to expand and engage a current talent base. To increase the quality of some productions, Pistarckle will look for professional directors from the mainland to lead production programming and to train artists by offering classes and workshops for teenagers.
The organization consists of a fully functioning board of directors and a professional staff. Proud of what has been accomplished, Pistarckle has produced over 70 plays serving over 50,000 audience members since it’s founding. The theater has employed 800 artists and provided 1,000 volunteers the opportunity to work alongside theater professionals.
The theater is dedicated to the vision of a new period of growth that will see the theater community establish itself as the Virgin Island’s center for professional production and theater education programming. Support from the theater community and the community-at-large is what has and will drive the theater’s growth, financial stability, quality and program planning.
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4126 Anna's Retreat * Tillett Gardens
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Office: (340) 775-7877