The NACL Mission is threefold:
1.To create and perform original theatre that is process oriented, actor-generated, corporeal, and director-devised in Sullivan County, NYC, and in national and international venues
2.To practice and teach NACL's ongoing performer training in rehearsals and in laboratory and educational environments, developing and documenting research in the field
3.To maintain a theatre work center and artists' residence at NACL for exchange between local and international theatre creators, scholars, and local audience communities. The NACL Catskill Festival of New Theatre advances the development and life force of the independent theatre community from within and without through audience education and artistic exchange.