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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.  

Where Are They Wednesday: Mal Malme

It was just three years ago that actor Mal Malme came ashore at SpeakEasy after a wild five-week ride in a play that sparked exciting conversations about the nature of history and who gets to tell our stories.  Written by Jacklyn Backhaus, Men on Boats told a time-worn tale — the discovery of the Grand Canyon — in a bold new way:  with a racially diverse cast of female, trans, gender-fluid, and gender-diverse actors portraying the expedition’s all-white, all-male crew.

Miss Massachusetts USA Sabrina Victor

In May 2019, SpeakEasy audiences watched Sabrina Victor play Ama, a student of Aburi Girls’ Boarding School vying for the title of Miss Ghana in Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Now life imitates art as this November, Sabrina will travel to Memphis to compete for the title of Miss USA. For our first #WhereAreTheyWednesday feature, we interviewed Sabrina about her activism in her work as Miss Massachusetts USA and how her background as a performer has served her on the pageant stage.

Alex Lonati on Standing Room Only

Between her work as SpeakEasy’s Community Engagement and Special Events Manager and as an up-and-coming director in Boston, Alex Lonati wears a lot of hats. But even over six years later, she’s still remembered for her first major role in the Boston theatre scene: host of WERS’ Standing Room Only, Boston’s premier and only musical theatre radio show. With Standing Room Only’s Kitchen Kickline on Saturday, we thought we’d ask Alex about her four years as the host of SRO to build some excitement for this weekend!

An Interview with Playwright Alexis Scheer

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

SpeakEasy University

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

Boston Podcast Project

SERIES 1: THE USUAL UNUSUALBY MJ HALBERSTADTDIRECTED BY MEGAN SANDBERG-ZAKIAN The Usual Unusual is a scrappy and quaint bookstore where Boston’s LGBTQ+ community has gathered to shop, organize, and flirt since the 70’s. When the store’s charismatic founder Penn announces his …

Who’s Who: The Usual Unusual Cast

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

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 …

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.

Play Discussion Club

Join us for our SpeakEasy Play Discussion Club, a weekly discussion surrounding some of today’s most exciting scripts!

Announcing Our 30th Season: You Are Why We Tell The Story

Our exciting 2020-2021 Season boasts a bold and entertaining line-up that includes Once on This Island; People, Places & Things; and The Inheritance. We will also be presenting Bright Star, which had previously been scheduled to appear in our 2019-20 Season.