2017-2018 Season

Honoring Edward & Nancy Roberts

Nancy and Ed Roberts to receive the 2019 Thomas M. Menino Memorial Award for Inspired Support of the Arts.

Named Best Theater Company, Small

Boston Magazine names SpeakEasy Stage the 2018 Best Theater Company, Small. Read the full article.

Allegiance Photos

Check out the rehearsal photos from our production of Allegiance!

Actor Sam Tanabe

We interviewed ALLEGIANCE cast member Sam Tanabe, who will be making his SpeakEasy debut! He was previously in Boston last spring performing Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon with Boston Theater Co and the Boch Center. New York credits …

Who’s Who: Allegiance Cast

Meet the cast of ALLEGIANCE!

Director Scott Edmiston

From Casa Valentina to The Light in the Piazza to The History Boys, Scott Edmiston has proven he can direct any genre, both at SpeakEasy and at theatres all over Boston. So how does he categorize SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE? A comedy? A romance? An origin story? All of that and more? We sat down with the four-time Elliot Norton Award-winning director to discuss what makes SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE the perfect love letter to the stage.

Shakespeare in Love Photos

Check out the photos from our New England Premiere production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Five Fast Facts: George Olesky

You may have read him in tenth grade English or seen his work on the Common in the summer, but you’ve never seen Shakespeare quite like this. Here’s what you need to know about Newton native George Olesky, who will be playing Will Shakespeare in our upcoming production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

Interview with Playwright Simon Stephens

In 2003, British author Mark Haddon had his first novel published. It was called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a peculiar title for a story that would soon become one of the best-selling, most studied, and …

Interview with Artistic Fellow Joe Juknievich on Sensory Friendly Performance

Joe Juknievich  is the current Artistic Fellow at SpeakEasy Stage Company for the 2017-2018 theatrical season. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where he studied American History and Theatre. While in college, he was an active leader in the …


Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek), ALLEGIANCE tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor.

Every Brilliant Thing

“1. Ice cream 2. Water fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.” These are just a few items on a list of things worth living for compiled by a young girl trying to ease her mother’s depression at the start of the charming and miraculous new play EVERY BRILLIANT THING.