Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization committed to Making Theatre, Building Community, Facilitating Awareness, and Changing The World, (One Play at a Time). We believe that audiences look to the arts to see beyond themselves and their own boundaries. We believe the arts are a valuable educational tool capable of bridging cultural and social gaps. We believe the arts are a catalyst for social change and transformation. We will increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.