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Our Mission

The purpose of the Leela NYC Theatre Festival is to give actors a chance to play roles that go beyond their type: accent, age, skin color, size, gender and sex orientation to show the audience a reality that is not always portrayed in the media, theater or film.  

Our goal

We want to support and give courage to those who feel they can identify with our festival to get out of their own closet and lead them and others to a more respectful and peaceful life

Our Vision

We see ourselves as one diverse community. We may speak differently, look differently, believe differently, but at the core, our hearts are beating and we share a planet and we breathe air. We believe with love, respect, and education we can be at peace with each other.