Resident Theatre Companies

For more than two decades, Boston Center for the Arts has been home to some of the area's premier performing arts companies. BCA supports resident companies with subsidized rental, subsidized office and studio space, technical expertise, marketing support and professional development opportunities, allowing the organizations to focus on what they do best—bringing the finest in dance, music, and theatre performances to the public.

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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

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

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We are grateful to Liberty Mutual for their support of the Performing Arts Residency program.

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