WiT's mandate is to promote independent theatre in Winnipeg. WiT exists to share resources, develop marketing synergies, and foster support for independent theatre with the goal of strengthening individual and collective profiling and patronage. A representative of each member company serves as a director of WiT on a voluntary basis.
WiT activities are overseen by a collective of incorporated, non-profit theatre companies based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The companies that manage WiT initiatives (i) produce theatre annually; (ii) are incorporated or have registered names; (iii) are run by professional artists who view the discipline as a vocation and are beyond basic levels of training; (iv) operate with limited budgetary support and staff, and (v) do not own their own production facilities.