The Vagrancy creates visceral work that seeks to touch the human spirit. We embrace fear, vulnerability, and embarrassment – inviting the audience to experience a communion. We hope to spark a dialogue of questions and compassion, exposing a shared universal truth. We forge new, lesser-known, and classical works with that ineffable something. Duende.
A 501c3, founded and led by women, The Vagrancy hires with special attention to under-represented artists such as women, LGBTQIA identified people, non-able bodied people, people of color, non-binary people, and people of the trans lived experience. We hope to reach similarly diverse audiences by doing so.
So why "The Vagrancy?" Vagrants have been historically characterized as outsiders, and often these outsiders were the artists of a particular community. In the UK in 1824, The Vagrancy Act 1824 was aimed to remove all undesirables from public view. In some East Asian and South Asian countries, the condition of vagrancy has long been historically associated with the religious life. So as Vagrants, we are a group of people who wander this city looking for inspiration that can expose a universal truth.