The American Century Theater's mission is to promote 20th century theater as a vital part of our cultural dialog.
- To revive worthy plays and musicals at risk of being forgotten.
- To restore, repair and reconstruct works, when missing or incomplete.
- To translate important American works from other media to the stage.
- To commission new works that spotlight the intellectual, historical, political and cultural diversity of 20th century America.
- To share our efforts with interested scholars, teachers, and performers worldwide.
- To inspire other companies to produce these works by proving they can garner critical praise and engage audiences.
- To practice the art and business of theater in a courageous, ethical and humane fashion.