CRE Theatre was started by three friends who were working as actors, writers, and musicians. They had a passion for sharing their talents and started a theatre company to demonstrate that anything can happen, if you just believe. CRE was originally pronounced “cray” which is the Latin prefix meaning “to believe,” as seen in words such as credo, create and incredible. Over time, “cray” became a nonprofit, CRE Outreach, and the letters began to stand for Create, Reflect, and Empower. While our name has changed, our values remain the same: