Mission: The Heartland Theatre Collective, founded by Nicole Oglesby and Marian Kansas, tells rich, powerful stories of Texan women of the past and present that feature female actors, playwrights, and directors working in Austin. We create feminist plays that are poetic, visceral, and revitalize sustainable theatre practices in our community. The Heartland Theatre Collective enriches the lives of Austin audiences and artists by creating simple yet theatrical performances that generate transformative moments for all who participate in and experience our plays.