Education & Outreach

Interview: Director Pascale Florestal

Interview with the Director of TJ Loves Sally, Pascale Florestal where we discuss the production process, the We See You White American Theater movement, and her hopes for the landscape of Boston theatre post-pandemic.

Pink Unicorn Resources

The Pink Unicorn explores a lot of complex topics surrounding gender – but an 80-minute performance can only be the beginning of the conversation.

TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever Resources

Theatre can only be the beginning. Here are some additional resources for bringing the conversation of TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever further into your life. 

An Interview with Playwright Alexis Scheer

Playwright Alexis Scheer curates Series 4 of our Play Discussion Club, entitled A Spotlight on Latinx Voices.

Black Lives Matter Resource List

So many of us have spent the last few days wondering what role we’re meant to play as Black Lives Matter protesters around the nation fight against injustice and for a better future. _ n our conversations as a staff …

Pass Over Additional Reading

Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, though only 90 minutes, is an incredibly complex play, drawing both on historical source material, some dating back over two thousand years ago, and on current events and movements. Here’s a select reading list to provide some context to our production, and to serve as a second step to larger conversations and action.

Living With CARRIE

Life with CARRIE Nobody outside of Stephen King himself has more history with Carrie than Lawrence D. Cohen. Writer of the 1976 screen adaptation of King’s novel, Mr. Cohen also wrote the book for both versions of the stage musical; …

Inside SpeakEasy’s Carrie

Production History Reportedly inspired by a 1981 performance of the opera LULU, Lawrence D. Cohen (who wrote the script for the 1976 film version of CARRIE) and Michael Gore (who won on Oscar for composing the title song for the …

The Anatomy of The Whale

Anatomy of THE WHALE THE WHALE is full of striking elements: its colorful characters, its setting in small-town Idaho, and of course, its six-hundred pound protagonist Charlie. But playwright Samuel D. Hunter didn’t find his initial inspiration in any of …

David R. Gammons

Production History Written by Samuel D. Hunter and first produced by Playwright’s Horizons in 2012, THE WHALE has earned a 2013 Drama Desk Award, a 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations …

Inside SpeakEasy’s The Color Purple

Production History Based on the book by Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, the musical version of THE COLOR PURPLE had its World Premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 7, 2004. The Broadway production began its …

An Interview With Nicky Silver

Kurt Vonnegut couldn’t make up his mind. He left behind eleven different drafts of his play Make Up Your Mind, and if it was ever going to make it to the stage, then a few decisions had to be made. …