What Sets Us ApartA promise to our audience and staff
At The Magik Theatre’s inception, Founder Richard Rosen made several promises: 1) The Magik would turn no one away because they couldn't pay; and 2) the theatre would hire people only if we were able to pay them. At first the pay was meager, yet slowly but surely The Magik Theatre began to attract audiences in large numbers, as well as foundations willing to grant money. Along with Dan McLaughlin, one of the theatre's founding members, Richard discovered an organization called ASSITEJ, an international group of theatres committed to creating theatre for youth. After attending one of the first national meetings, they gained knowledge and shared information with other people doing similar work, setting us apart from anyone producing theatre for youth in San Antonio.
Community OutreachThe Magik offers summer camps, an acting and creativity Academy, programs with the Cindy Krier Juvenile Detention center, Shakespeare In The Park, workshops in schools all over the region, a touring company that brings unique and original theatre to schools, and, most important, the willingness to listen to any idea that will better the lives of young people and families.