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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.

COVID-19 Update

Given the evolving circumstances around COVID-19, and out of concern for the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists, SpeakEasy Stage Company has decided to take the following actions. Click to learn more.

Who’s Who: Bright Star Cast

Meet the cast of the Tony-nominated musical, Bright Star!

Boston Conservatory Partnership

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An Interview with Director Monica White Ndounou

“When the Front Porch Arts Collective reached out to me to direct this show I had not yet seen it or read the play. I read it a few times, thinking about the various plays being written during our current moment, (i.e. the Black Lives Matter movement which is part of a continuum of Black liberation movements), I wanted to explore the possibilities of using the Black American acting traditions that I am writing about in my book to center Black artists and audiences.”

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.

Spread the Word: Admissions

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Playwright Joshua Harmon

Joshua Harmon’s first two plays, Bad Jews and Significant Other, were huge hits both Off-Broadway and at SpeakEasy Stage. Both of these shows were so successful in part because of Harmon’s keen ear for satire and gift for thoughtful provocation. So when we first read Admissions, we couldn’t wait to give Boston audiences another chance to laugh, cringe, and cheer along with Harmon’s characters. Boston Project Playwright MJ Halberstadt recently emailed with Joshua Harmon to discuss his writing process, examining race as a white man, and the Varsity Blues scandal with Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman.

Who’s Who: The Children Cast

Meet the cast of The Children!

Who’s Who: Pass Over Cast

Meet the cast of Pass Over!

SpeakEasy’s Prohibition Party Cabaret

Join us on Sunday, September 22nd at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club for a Benefit Performance and Party at the swankiest speakeasy in town! THE PROHIBITION PARTY CABARET, SpeakEasy’s third annual roarin’ twenties bash, is a one-night only celebration and performance from all your favorite SpeakEasy artists.