History has been written
by the victors,
but that leaves
a lot of the story untold.
Now, more than ever before, our audiences and communities are calling out for stories that reflect the nuance and complexities in the world around us.
The cannon is being re-evaluated for biases,
and as we re-examine our facts,
why not re-explore our fiction.
The mission of this work is to engage in stories that we think we know through overlooked lenses. We want to elevate characters over caricatures and explore the myriad of circumstances that lead to a moment of choice.
THISTLE is turning a new page and
we’d love you to join us.
at the intersection
grace from the grotesque
Thistle prides ourselves on working sustainably, both for the environment
and for our creatives.
Environmentally, Thistle is working with green divas & sustainable costume designers to ensure that Thistle loves shopping small, supporting individual artists, and loves coordinating with other forward-minded arts organizations working to reduce their carbon footprint. We even offering sustainably minded consulting for those who don’t know where to start.
building sustainable growth in our community
It is our responsibility as artists to help each other blossom, and so we are working to create a scholarship fund named after the incredible queen of perseverance, Stephanie Bissonnette.
The Stephanie Bissonnette Scholarship Program allows applicants to tell us what they want to learn, and we will facilitate the connections necessary for them to learn it. We are happy to be honoring her while investing in the development of the our artists and audiences alike.
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY
“Skeleton Key” is a free service which provides a
weekly creativity prompt for artists of all disciplines.
The prompt can inspire any form of creativity - dance, art, writing, cooking -
if it feels creative, you’re doing it right!
If you choose to share your creativity with us, do so via
social media or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week we post all the creations from the prompts on our website so you can scroll through the community of creativity.