/ Hope Repertory Theatre

About Hope Rep

Established at Hope College in 1972, Hope Repertory Theatre is West Michigan’s premiere professional theatre company.

Hope Rep produces plays and educational programs of the highest professional standards that address the needs of, and enhance the quality of life for, Hope College and the community.

Values Statement

The company is a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from all over the United States, creating a synergy between younger and more mature artists. Those who are more experienced are infused with the enthusiasm of youth while they pass important artistic values on to the next generation.

We are distinguished by a wide variety of plays performed by one resident acting company. Our varied repertoire is unified by the goal of exploring and celebrating the joy and complexity of the human spirit.

The company numbers more than 100 annually and features a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from across the United States.

We bring together professional actors, directors, technical staff and administrators with students from around the country in an atmosphere which provides interns and young theatre professionals the opportunity to learn and practice all aspects of theatre.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


Hope Repertory Theater denounces racism and the oppressive systems birthed from it. 

We believe that it is imperative as artists to be anti-racist and recognize that to do so we must face the complexity of our tainted past, and embrace the possibility of our welcoming future.

To do this, we acknowledge that we must consistently engage in conversations about race and racism, and how racism shows up in our daily work. We must be willing to listen to the experiences of our non-white leadership, staff, and company members, and allow those experiences to shape how we combat racism in every aspect of what we do. 

While we have made progress, we must continue to engage in actionable steps to ensure that Hope Repertory Theater is a place that fosters a community of belonging, and rejects the evil of racism. 


Hope Repertory Theater is committed to:

  • Dedicating events and programming that allow our company members to celebrate their individual and intersecting identities
  • Facilitating a culture of belonging through company-wide events and social gatherings
  • Maintaining transparent casting and hiring practices 
  • Creating and supporting education programs that engage communities in Holland, MI that may be considered marginalized
  • Partnering with organizations that serve marginalized communities so that we may learn from the work that they are doing
  • Mitigating financial barriers for students that wish to be a part of our educational programming
  • Casting and hiring individuals that reflect the diversity we see within our artistic field and the world around us
  • Engaging in Anti-Racist education for theater leadership
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