SpeakEasy Stage Company produces intimate and entertaining plays and musicals that are new to Boston and compel thoughtful conversation. We champion new talent and future arts leaders, alongside a diverse community of experienced local theatre professionals who share our devotion to excellence. We treat our artists, audiences and supporters as collaborators, working with us to make Boston a city that is sustainable for artists.
Led by award-winning Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SpeakEasy is the resident theater company for the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street. Presenting 28 weeks of top-quality productions of cutting-edge theatre, SpeakEasy’s artistic success has garnered numerous Elliot Norton and IRNE awards.
Through the last 26 years, we have helped Boston’s South End neighborhood develop into an artistic and cultural destination and have accelerated the growth of vibrant, high-quality theatre here in Greater Boston. We provide jobs for hundreds of locally-based artists, actors, designers, directors, and technicians each year, and we train early career artists through our fellowship and internship programs, supporting them as they develop their potential. We also support community access to the theater through our Student Matinee Series, where we invite in students from Boston Public Schools to experience live theater. Our productions create conversations among audience members that continue long after they leave the theater – challenging, connecting, and inspiring our community.