Resident Theatre Companies

For more than a decade, the Boston Center for the Arts Resident Theatre (ResCo) Program has offered multi-year residencies to some of Boston’s most innovative and groundbreaking performing arts groups. The ResCo Program offers theatrical companies a stable home so they can focus on artistic excellence, audience development and organizational growth.

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Company One PDF Print E-mail

Company OneCompany One Theatre builds community at the intersection of art and social change. Founded in 1998, Company One has situated itself as a home for social justice and artistic excellence by connecting Boston’s diverse communities through live performance, the development of new plays and playwrights, arts education, and public engagement programming. By establishing a dedicated space for marginalized and alternative narratives to thrive and working with partners and collaborators across the city, Company One has become a local leader in the ongoing conversations that continue to define the era of social change in contemporary America.

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SpeakEasy Stage Company PDF Print E-mail

SpeakEasySince its founding in 1992, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as one of Boston’s top theatres, consistently winning acclaim for its high-quality premiere productions of the very best contemporary plays and musicals from around the country. For the last 27 seasons, SpeakEasy has kept vibrant, high-quality theatre thriving in Greater Boston and has helped make Boston’s South End an artistic and cultural destination. The company provides jobs for hundreds of locally-based artists, actors, directors and technicians each year, and trains early career artists through its fellowship and emerging artists programs. SpeakEasy’s productions create conversations among audience members that continue long after they leave the theater—challenging, connecting, and inspiring community.

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The Theater Offensive PDF Print E-mail

The Theater OffensiveSince 1989, The Theater Offensive has served its mission with groundbreaking interactive shows and workshops by, for, and about the diverse LGBTQ community. TTO’s work is called OUT In Your Neighborhood (OUT’hood) because it goes beyond traditional theater spaces. OUT’hood amplifies the voices of underserved LGBTQ community members, creates avenues for cross-cultural dialogue, and breaks down the barriers of homophobia, racism, bigotry and hate. For more information, visit

Anthem Theatre Company PDF Print E-mail

Anthem Theatre CompanyFounded in New York City, Anthem Theatre Company relocated to Boston in 2013 to become a part of the rich fabric of this arts-loving city. Known for creating “inventive,” “intelligent and hilarious” low-frills theatre that focuses on actor & director craftsmanship, they’ve produced Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (The Musical), a devised post-election reaction play, I, Snowflake, and the adapted romps, Twelfth Night of the Living Dead, Romeo VS. Juliet and A Comedy of Errors (for four), among others. Anthem’s mission is to do excellent work that compels audiences to seek out more theatrical experiences and to make it a part of their lives.

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Fresh Ink Theatre Company PDF Print E-mail

Fresh Ink Theatre CompanyFresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area in a collaborative, playwright-centered manner. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond.

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Liars & Believers PDF Print E-mail

Liars & BelieversLiars & Believers (the LAB) is an ensemble company that creates original live shows with music, movement, mask, puppet, video, clown, live bands, aerialists…pretty much anything we can get our hands on. Our works have ranged from a Punk Cabaret Fairytale to an immersive exploration of the Boston Marathon bombing. Collaborating with audiences and artists of all kinds, we create theatrical works that invite you to open your heart, challenge your mind, and feast your senses.

“The region’s most visionary artists”—Boston Survival Guide | @LiarsBelieve on Facebook | @liarsbelieve on Twitter | @liarsbelieve on Instagram

Moonbox Productions PDF Print E-mail

Moonbox ProductionsMoonbox Productions is dedicated tapping the deep well of talent within our own communities to bring top quality theatrical experiences to stages throughout the greater Boston area. We are also committed to partnering with a local non-profit organization for each of our shows, helping them to raise awareness of their cause, create connections within the community, and increase the reach and impact of their work.

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O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre) PDF Print E-mail

O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre)O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), the IRNE Award winner for the 2017 Boston premiere of American Moor, starring best solo performance Elliot Norton Award winner Keith Hamilton Cobb, “by virtue of three strong successive efforts—Yellow Face, American Moor and Red Velvet—has established itself as a company with singular attention to provocative diversity-endorsing fare”. The company will continue its exploration of race, class and gender with the Boston Premiere of Two Ships Passing, “A welcome change of pace from politically correct black-and-white solutions to the problems of blacks and whites”, Los Angeles Times, “a scintillating resonance to this drama of America at a crossroads”, LA Weekly and with the World Premiere of The Ontology Ward.

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Sleeping Weazel PDF Print E-mail

Sleeping WeazelSleeping Weazel, a multimedia theatre company led by Charlotte Meehan and Adara Meyers, presents bold, experimental work with social justice ideals. Now in its seventh year in Boston, the company has presented sixteen productions of original, critically acclaimed works by a wide range of affiliated artists, and was honored with a 2018 Elliot Norton Award (Outstanding Production, Fringe) for James Scruggs’ 3/Fifths’ Trapped in a Traveling Minstrel Show. Celebrating the ridiculous, the sublime, and the earth-shattering, Sleeping Weazel productions cross the boundaries of popular and high art in collaborations with artists of all ages and cultures, working in different genres. The company motto, “Making Different Possible,” means we dream awake with our audiences in Boston, and together we make life-changing art.

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Zeitgeist Stage Company PDF Print E-mail

Zeitgeist Stage CompanyZeitgeist Stage Company aims to explore contemporary plays and rediscover historic works that reflect the mixture of comedy and drama inherent in contemporary life. We seek to establish a creative environment that allows theatre artists to demonstrate their talents through timely and relevant productions, and to foster a connection with our audiences and the community at large.

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Jean Appolon Expressions PDF Print E-mail

Jean Appolon ExpressionsJean Appolon Expressions (JAE) celebrates and advances Haitian folkloric dance by building a contemporary cultural community that produces professional performances, educational opportunities, and dance training for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Based in Boston and directed by Jean Appolon, JAE’s professional company conducts performances, community classes and educational workshops, with the goal of using dance and dialogue to promote healthy communities.

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Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion PDF Print E-mail

JPeter DiMuro/Public Displays of MotionBoston-based Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion creates dance/theatre translating the humane within everyday lives into performance. The unique professional company of diverse dancer/collaborators spans a five decade range and often creates work in dialogue within and among other diverse communities, informing original performances to become grand spectacles of creative place-making; miniature, intimate dances for small spaces, or dynamic dance/theatre for more traditional stages. Residency and workshop engagement parallels the company’s rehearsal processes, allowing stories of our world and our lives to become catalysts for self-discovery, collaboration and, literally and figuratively, moving forward through art. Once cited by Dance Magazine as “…out to conquer every mode of dance,” Artistic Director Peter DiMuro is the 2018 Choreographer in Residence at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Navarasa Dance Theater PDF Print E-mail

Navarasa Dance Theater was founded by renowned dancer/choreographer Dr. Aparna Sindhoor. Navarasa’s unique style emerges from the original movement vocabulary and theatrical narratives created by Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and S M Raju. Inspired by the eclectic performing arts traditions, boldly knitting together dance, singing, martial arts, stories and original music into seamless dance theater work, Navarasa’s multilayered, multilingual productions inspire, engage and entertain audiences around the world. Navarasa Dance Theater has performed in the North America, Asia and Europe and has been presented at various festivals and venues including the Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, LAMAMA (NYC), NJPAC and East West Players, USA, Teesri Duniya Theater, Canada, Amol Palekhar’s Beyond Words Theatre Festival and Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival, India and Franco Dragone’s INDIA show in Germany. Navarasa’s performing arts schools in North America and India provide rigorous training to adults and children and its “Dance For Everyone” program offers free dance training and scholarship to make performing arts training affordable to all.

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