SpeakEasy News

Paul Daigneault on Our Year of Intermission

What everyone hoped would be just a short intermission has now run a year. It’s been a time for resilience and reinvention, according to SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, who shares his thoughts on the challenges of the past twelve months in this exclusive interview.  

The Land On Which We Work

A land acknowledgement is a formal statement of recognition that we are operating on and benefiting directly from land that rightfully belongs to Indigenous communities, taken without consent.

SpeakEasy’s Equity & Anti-Racism Action Plan

We at SpeakEasy Stage stand in solidarity with those calling for justice and radical change.

Call for Submissions: Project Resilience

SpeakEasy Stage Company is seeking proposals from New England based playwrights for currently unwritten, location-specific, ten-minute monologues for our devised piece, The Boston Project: Project Resilience.

Where Are They Wednesday: Leigh Barrett

Leigh Barrett, a member of Boston Theatre royalty and SpeakEasy alum.

Where Are They Wednesday: Erica Spyres

Erica Spyres has starred on Broadway, been a part of national tours, and graced concert stages around the world. And although she grew up in the Ozarks, Bostonians tend to claim her as their own, for this is where she made her professional stage debut and honed her craft.

An Interview with Broadway Star De’Lon Grant

Four years ago, during lead-up to the 2016 election, De’Lon Grant starred as Haywood Patterson in SpeakEasy’s mega-hit production of The Scottsboro Boys, which sold out both its original run and its remount in January 2017. Six months later, De’Lon made his Broadway debut in Come From Away, the musical that has been stealing hearts for the past three years with its infectious lyrics and heartwarming message of how humans can come together in the most difficult of times. Now he’s back at SpeakEasy (virtually, anyway) to host our 30th Anniversary Fall Benefit: Celebrating 30 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre on November 17th, so we thought we’d catch up with the Broadway star on what he’s been up to these past four years.

Where Are They Wednesdays: Greg Maraio

Time was when SpeakEasy alumnus Greg Maraio (Significant Other, Casa Valentina, Necessary Monsters) hardly slept during the month of October, and not just because he is an in-demand actor.  For years now, Greg’s other job has been making incredible replicas of some of the most famous superhero costumes in the universe. That role has taken a new twist these days, as Greg details below in a wide-ranging interview about his careers onstage and off.  

SpeakEasy University

The second semester of SpeakEasy University explores theatre production and arts administration.

Who’s Who: The Usual Unusual Cast

Meet the cast of our first Boston Project Podcast Series: The Usual Unusual!

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement

This statement was released to the general public via email and social media on Jun 1, 2020, following the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and others.