Our Story

In 1996, Maureen Miko wanted to start a small neighborhood-oriented theatre. She found a defunct pet-grooming shop standing empty on Stone Way, walked in and saw possibilities. The street name reminded her of a favorite story about hungry, tired soldiers limping into an impoverished village where the villagers are none-too-interested in sharing their meager stores of food. One enterprising soldier fills a pot with water and tosses in a stone, saying how delicious the soup would be if someone had an onion. An onion is produced, then a carrot... Eventually, each villager brings something to the broth and soon villagers and soldiers alike sit down to a wonderful meal made all the better because everyone contributed to its creation.  Bringing together the street name and this old fable, Stone Soup Theatre was born. Here at Stone Soup, it is our philosophy that everyone - actor and audience - brings an essential ingredient to the creation of theatre and the sum is always greater than its parts. We are proud to be entering our 28th year and wish to extend our profound thanks to the devoted students, friends, and patrons who have supported us.

Our Team

Maureen Miko






Britta Souhrada


Our Mission

Stone Soup’s Theatre educational programs focus on giving each young actor the tools they need to succeed on stage. Our productions are actor-centered, our students are the true stars of our shows! Our process-orientated teaching approach emphasizes the importance of collaboration, imagination and ensemble building. Our focus lies in creating a positive experience for young performers, fostering an environment where their creativity can thrive. It is our goal to spark imagination and create a sense of community through the magic of theatre.