About Issue Box Theatre


At the intersection of theatre and social issues, art and activism, is a community of change agents we call actorvists. Actorvists believe in the power of theatre arts to educate, celebrate, interrogate, protest, acknowledge, and cajole – to transform and heal, to create space for human dignity.


Issue Box Theatre is an organization committed to making theatre that grows out of the communities it serves. Whether the community is one of location or of identity, such as the LGBTQ+ community, disability community, or victims of dehumanizing crimes. Issue Box Theatre works with community partners who provide resources that address specific issues.


Our programs and workshops use theatrical elements like storytelling and improv as a catalyst for open discussion. We write and develop original work, as well as devise performances from existing scripts. We're not just putting on a show to entertain, social justice is at the forefront of what we do – and we’re doing it to make a difference.


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Learn more about our programs and workshops

Meet The IBT Team


Rob Koenig

Rob Koenig

Board President and Technical Director

Rosie Best

Rosie Best

Founder and Artistic Director

Neil Powell

Neil Powell

Vice President and Music Director


Bryan Mosley

Bryan Mosley

CPA / Board Treasurer

Cheri Holdridge

Maxwell Cleary

Resident Playwright

Cheri Holdridge

Cheri Holdridge

Board Secretary and Social Justice Advocate