Our Story

EnActe Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization co-located in Silicon Valley, California, and Houston, Texas. The term “South Asian” is used broadly by EnActe Arts to represent the people of the greater Indian subcontinent living in the region and abroad, including the historical cultural influences of the region. EnActe Arts is a talent incubator and a platform for engaging diverse populations in conversations on social issues to create greater awareness and tolerance from a South Asian perspective. Both EnActe’s performance programs and EnActe Academy are rooted in developing talent and creating opportunities for actors, playwrights and creative and technical production staff at any skill level and of all ages and ethnicities. Participants of EnActe’s professional development experiences have gone on to paid professional positions, including joining the paid staff of theater and non-profit professionals at EnActe arts.

The Enacte Mission

EnActe embraces Eastern and Western traditions of storytelling by developing and presenting thought provoking stories that put South Asian voices in a global context. EnActe is also an inclusive platform for developing diverse talent in the performance arts.

Our vision is to be a leader in cross cultural understanding especially with respect to South Asia
using the evocative lens of theatre and the creative power of storytelling.

Our Identity

EnActe means “in action.” We are moving as much as we are reflecting. We are an American Contemporary theatre company, and we want to enact change. Our unique position as an exponent of both South Asian and South Asian diaspora voice is not only an artistic joy – it is a call to action. Our aim is to represent those voices which are not heard in the mainstream, and to do so with skill and style. Come enact with us.

Our Values

  • Belonging | Works that explore identity and acceptance.
  • Challenging | Thought-provoking work that inspires conversation.
  • Empowering | Amplifies the stories, experiences, and voices of the underrepresented.
  • Collaborating| Harnessing the creative power of diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Collaboration

At EnActe, we value all identities, backgrounds, and abilities. We strive to engage all people in
creativity no matter their color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and
socioeconomic status. We are highly collaborative and understand the truly reciprocal nature of
partnership.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
● We amplify South Asian and other minority voices through storytelling
● We commit to diversity of thought, action and representation
● We foster inclusive, multi-disciplinary talent
● We strive for excellence in production, programming and education
● We innovate
● We provoke dialogue
● We promote the benefits of theater to our society
● We celebrate the past, are mindful of the present and give voice to the future