Founded in 1981, Touchstone Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre dedicated to the creation of original work. At its center is a resident ensemble of theatre artists rooted in the local community of Bethlehem, the Greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and the international community of ensemble theatres. The Ensemble: 1. Creates original theatre and re-imagines select texts through a heightened theatrical vocabulary. 2. Tours and presents original and ensemble-created works. 3. Offers educational programs that: - Inspire students of any age to discover their unique creative voice, and - Provide high quality training to the next generation of theatre artists. 4. Transforms audiences through community-based theatrical productions and community-building projects.