Looks may be deceiving. Though simple in appearance – the development of the icon has many layers. The region that this arts organization supports is noted as the Triangle (three city locations that make an acute triangle). This accounts for the the triangle above the characters, an “ae” ligature completes the design.
If we look deeper into the meaning of the symbol and ligature we discover the triangle is actually a curtain drawn back to show the “ae” ligature illuminated by a spotlight. comprised within the open areas of the ligature are the frown and smile of theatres most recognized symbol – the masks of comedy and tragedy.
The color “purple” was chosen as the color of creativity – because I say so.