Our Story

You ask me, ‘Why?’ I answer, ‘Because you count yourself to be but an ordinary thread in the tunic.’ What follows then? You ought to think how you can be like other men, just as one thread does not wish to have something special to distinguish it from the rest: but I want to be the purple, that touch of brilliance which gives distinction and beauty to the rest. Why then do you say to me, ‘Make yourself like unto the many?’ If I do that, I shall no longer be the purple. ~Epictetus

Founded in 2008, Purple Threads Ensemble is a theatre company whose purpose is impactful and meaningful storytelling.  We foster a belief that good work comes from a healthy, inspired work environment. Our goal is to create ensemble-based, original and collaborative works that seek to illuminate our shared human experience.

The Mission

Our Core Values