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Phamaly Theatre – imperfect

Action 1:  Learn More           

Our Mission

Phamaly Theatre Company’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.

Our Vision

Phamaly Theatre Company strives to create a world in which disability and the differences within the human condition are celebrated and the theatre experience is accessible and welcoming to all.

About the Company: Then

In 1989, PHAMALy (Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League) was founded by five students from the Boettcher School in Denver, all living with disabilities, who had grown frustrated with the lack of theatrical opportunities for people living with disabilities. In 1990 PHAMALy produced its first show – Guys and Dolls.

PHAMALy’s founders were ahead of their time in building an inclusive organization that directly served disenfranchised individuals with disabilities from all racial, ethnic, gender, and class identities. Throughout its history, Phamaly has maintained its dedication to this principle of inclusion while creating innovative reinventions of established works.

About the Company: Now

Today, the organization has changed its name to Phamaly Theatre Company (PTC), but its dedication to exclusively featuring actors with disabilities continues. At every performance, you will see actors with all nature of disabilities: physical, cognitive, intellectual, and emotional. PTC gives actors a supportive space to explore and develop their craft, empowers artists within their disability identity, educates the community about access and inclusion, and entertains audiences with high-quality, award winning theatre.

Our Values

​Community Phamaly is passionate about creating and supporting all members of its community – on stage and off.

​Authenticity Phamaly celebrates the unconventional and uplifts human uniqueness.

​Disability-affirmative ​Phamaly has pride in the disability identity.

​Adaptation ​Phamaly believes in disability as a creative asset and artistic aesthetic that can transform conventional stories and unlock creative potential.

​Innovation ​Phamaly is fiercely committed to deconstructing barriers so theatre artists with disabilities can work freely and productively and do their best work.

​Humor ​Phamaly creates a safe space to allow for laughter, vulnerability, and fearlessness.

Action 2:  Follow the Story    

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Action 3:  Make a Donation   

Become a monthly donor. As a monthly donor, you will help sustain and strengthen Phamaly’s future by providing reliable and regular support.

Other ways to support Phamaly

 4:  Attend Events        

See for current productions:

The  Spitfire Grill

The Rocky Horror Show

Vox Vergere

Action 5:  Lend a Hand          

Volunteers with Phamaly Theatre Company transform stories, deconstruct barriers, and elevate disability with us! Our work is made possible by the dedicated volunteers who provide support to our artists and audiences. Moving into our 2022 season there are several opportunities coming, more details are below.

Learn more about all of our gracious sponsors at the full sponsors list landing page!

See more sponsors at our insider news page!