Our mission

The Harpers make music theater at the intersection of fine and folk art. With a do-it-yourself ethic rooted in the intimacy of oral tradition, we tell stories in active conversation with our audience and with the world around us. We believe that theater is a fundamentally empathic art form, uniquely capable of helping us to better understand ourselves and each other. We will always strive to center marginalized perspectives; to destigmatize mental illness, visible and invisible disability, and survival after sexual violence; to celebrate the spectrums of gender and sexuality; and to serve the New Haven community.