To celebrate the artistic expressiveness of Asian and American theatre artists under the highest standards of professional theatre and professional productions;

To encourage the production of new plays, especially those with contemporary Asian American themes;

To draw upon the unique heritage of Asian Americans by utilizing the style, music and movement of Asian performing arts traditions in order to explore new theatrical forms;

To nurture emerging Asian American talent through professionally led workshops and on-the-job training;

To introduce Asian American Theatre to the general theatre-going public as well as the differently-abled; to deepen the appreciation and understanding of Asian American cultural heritage.