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(BOSTON)  The Huntington Theatre Company’s 2019 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held April 12 – 14, 2019 at the Huntington’s home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington’s new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. 

Readings are free and open to the public, though not to reviewing members of the press. Advance reservation is required. RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

The three-day festival will include:
  • The Kritik written by Brenda Withers, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
    Friday, April 12 at 8pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
  • Mr. Parent written by Melinda Lopez & Maurice E. Parent, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian   
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
  • Deal Me Out written by MJ Halberstadt, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
    Sunday, April 14 at 7pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Of this year’s festival, Huntington Theatre Company’s Director of New Work, Charles Haugland says, “The new plays in this year’s Breaking Ground festival each highlight their playwright’s distinct voice – from Brenda Withers’ riotous and insightful send-up, to MJ Halberstadt’s clever and surprising comedy, to Maurice Parent and Melinda Lopez’s arresting look at education and identity. We look forward to showcasing these brilliant writers from the Boston community and to spending an evening in the company of each of their plays.”

Breaking Ground is supported by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Harry Kondoleon Playwriting Fund, and the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays.


The Kritik
Written by Brenda Withers
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Friday, April 12 at 8pm
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In an imagined corner of 19th century Russia, a provincial theatre critic struggles to write his first honest review. A send-up and celebration of the theatre, the truth, and all things Chekhovian, The Kritik joyfully examines how candor, corruption, and community affect the creative process.

Brenda Withers is a playwright, actor, and founding member of the Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod.  Her plays include The Deer and the Antelope, Northside Hollow (with Jonathan Fielding), The Ding Dongs, and String Around My Finger, and have been developed and presented at places such as Portland Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Urbanite Theatre, Amphibian Stage, and Gloucester Stage.  Onstage she has appeared at theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theater Center, PS122, the Folger, and Hartford Stage.  Her work has been awarded an Edgerton Award and the Clauder Prize, and she’s enjoyed playwriting residencies with New Georges and the Camargo Foundation. She studied drama and religion at Dartmouth College.

Mr. Parent
Written by Melinda Lopez & Maurice E. Parent
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

When an actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, he learns that it's less of a job and more of a constant, visceral reminder of one's own success and/or failure. Mr. Parent is a hilarious, joyful, and heartbreakingly honest peek into the kids, adults, and systems of the Boston Public Schools. Based on the real-life adventures of favorite Boston actor Maurice Parent, Mr. Parent asks, "What does it mean to show up for our kids — and ourselves?"

Melinda Lopez is the playwright-in-residence at the Huntington Theatre Company, a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and is currently working on a new translation of Yerma to be produced by the Huntington May 31 – June 30, 2019. She is also developing a radio drama, Mariel, set in 2018 and 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift. She is the author of Mala, (ArtsEmerson, Guthrie Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play, Arts Impulse Award for Best Solo Performance: Emerson Stage) now available on Audible; Back the NIght (Boston Playwrights Theatre); Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre Company, North Coast Rep); and Sonia Flew (Elliot Norton Award, Huntington Theatre Company, and many others).  Ser Cuba and Sonia Se Fue are available in Spanish translation and were presented at the 2018 National Theatre Festival in Camaguey, Cuba.

Ms. Lopez is one of the Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residents (at the Huntington) and a Mass Cultural Council Fellow in Dramatic Writing (2019), and is also an actress. She is active in providing humanitarian aid for the people of Cuba and was mentioned by President Obama in his speech to the Cuban and American people in 2016. Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared October 29, 2016 “Melinda Lopez Day in the city of Boston” in her honor.

Maurice Emmanuel Parent is a Boston-based actor, director, educator, and arts administrator with nearly 20 years of experience. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a professional, black-led theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre. As an actor, Mr. Parent has performed across the nation and overseas, working with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Jonathan Groff, and director Liesl Tommy. In Boston he’s performed on nearly every professional theatrical stage, winning two Elliot Norton Awards, three Independent Reviewers of New England Awards (IRNE), and one Arts Impulse Award. Mr. Parent’s directorial debut Breath and Imagination was recently nominated for a 2019 IRNE Award. He has been an educator for 14 years, having spent nearly six years as a performing arts specialist in the Boston Public School system. Mr. Parent is currently a professor at Tufts University and Boston University, and is the 2018-2019 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts for Boston College.

Deal Me Out
Written by MJ Halberstadt
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Sunday, April 14 at 7pm
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Before beginning their longstanding weekly board game night, a group of social outcasts sets out to kick out the friend who has been grating on their nerves. A play about what happens when friendships are at odds with firmly held beliefs, Deal Me Out has the risky conversations people are afraid of having.

MJ Halberstadt is a playwright and teacher, and can usually be found knitting geometric patterns on his couch in Brookline, MA. His work seeks humor within social commentary, often as it relates to LGBTQ stories and privilege. He is a 2017-19 Huntington Playwriting Fellow, recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script (The Launch Prize), commissioned playwright at SpeakEasy Stage, and adjunct professor of screenwriting at Emerson College. His work has been produced by Arctic Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Fresh Ink Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Pingree School, and others. He has received  support from Assets 4 Artists, BU’s Creative Writing Global Fellowship, Company One’s PlayLab, Flat Earth Theatre, KCACTF, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Museum of Science Boston, and NOMTI. He is a Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, alumnus of Emerson College (BA) and Boston University (MFA), and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Learn more at mjhalberstadt.com.

The Huntington Theatre Company is a national leader in the development of new plays and has produced 120 world, American, or New England premieres. The cornerstone of activity is theHuntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program, a two-year fellowship for selected local writers. A three-year, $245,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation adds local playwright Melinda Lopez to the Huntington’s full-time staff as playwright-in-residence. The annual two-weekSummer Workshop and Breaking Ground Festival of new plays allows selected HPFs and national writers to develop their plays in two and three dimensions.
The Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program creates relationships between a local community of writers and a nationally prominent producing theatre, forges those bonds through authentic conversation and artistic collaboration, and encourages dialogue between local artists. Huntington productions of plays by HPFs include Sonia Flew, Becoming Cuba, and Mala by Melinda Lopez; Milk Like Sugar and Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge; A Guide for the Homesick by Ken Urban; The Atheist, Brendan, and The Second Girl by Ronan Noone; Stick Flyand Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond; Ryan Landry’s “M” and Psyched by Ryan Landry; Before I Leave You by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro; The Cry of the Reed by Sinan Ünel; and Shakespeare’s Actresses in America by Rebekah Maggor.

Since 2003, the HPF program has invited writers to participate in two-year residencies, during which playwrights receive a modest honorarium, join in a biweekly writers’ collective with artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the annual Summer Workshop and Breaking Ground festival of new plays. 

The primary focus of the program is creating relationships with writers at all stages of their careers, from emerging talent to established professionals. The program provides a framework for an in-depth, two-year artistic conversation and a long-term professional relationship. The Summer Workshop, which began in 2012, was developed from conversations at convenings with HPFs past and present to solicit ideas about how to improve and expand the program.

Since 2009, the Huntington has instituted an open application process with submissions from any writer primarily based within commuting distance of Boston; applications are currently solicited every 18 months. The theatre selects two to three writers whose terms overlap with adjacent cohorts.
The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visithuntingtontheatre.org
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Written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, and
directed by multiple Tony Award and Drama Desk nominee Michael Greif

Features two-time Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson and newcomer Kyle Vincent Terry

BOSTON – September 19, 2018 – The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith’s sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life.

The production features John Douglas Thompson and Kyle Vincent Terry, who portray Griffith at different stages of his life. Thompson, who recently appeared as the Starkeeper in the Broadway production of Carousel and was nominated for a Tony Award for Becker in August Wilson’s Jitney(2016), plays Griffith as an older man whose fading mind and memories drive the play’s impressionistic, music-filled narrative. Terry plays young Emile, who had a humble Caribbean upbringing and a tumultuous childhood, and whose gentle nature and early desire to be a milliner were swept aside when his physical size and strength led promoters to recruit him into professional boxing.

Cristofer’s script plumbs the impact of Griffith’s vibrant boxing career and doesn’t shy from the fluid sexuality he wrestled with throughout his life.  Griffith’s homosexuality was an open secret in the boxing world of the 1960s, and many believe the homophobic taunts from opponent Benny “the Kid” Paret fired up Griffith in the infamous 1962 fight in Madison Square Garden that led to Griffith’s lifelong search for acceptance, redemption, and true love. 

“One of the hardest things to do in theatre is to tell the full story of a complex person’s life,” says Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “Michael Cristofer beautifully captures the excessive, eccentric, and emotional parts of Emile’s amazing story by mixing the champ’s easy charm with the raw and traumatic things he experienced.”

“Emile Griffith was a true hero in my book,” says Cristofer. “He was a young immigrant from the Virgin Islands and a man struggling with his identity while in a brutal sport who, as an older man slipping into dementia, worked to find peace amid the love, pain, and joy that was his life.”


In addition to John Douglas Thompson and Kyle Vincent Terry as Emile Griffith, the cast for Man in the Ring also includes Victor Almanzar (Between Riverside and Crazy in NYC) as Luis, Griffith’s lover and later his caretaker, Starla Benford (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway) as Griffith’s mother Emelda, Krystal Joy Brown (Motown on Broadway) as his wife Sadie, Gordon Clapp(Emmy Award for “NYPD Blue”) as boxing manager and promoter Howie Albert, Sean Boyce Johnson (To Kill a Mockingbird at Pendragon Theatre) as his rival Benny “the Kid” Paret, Carla Martinez (Merrily We Roll Along at the Huntington) as Paret’s wife Lucia, and Eliseo Roman (On Your Feet on Broadway) as Paret’s manager Manuel Alfaro. The ensemble includes Richard Gatta(Bright Star on Broadway), Dave Heard, and Michael Underhill (Richard III, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company) as boxers and others. Max Kennedy is the guitarist and Juan Mejia is the percussionist.

Michael McElroy (Disaster! on Broadway) is the music director and composer of incidental music,Malaiyka Reid is the movement coordinator, David Zinn (Tony Award winner for Spongebob Squarepants and The Humans on Broadway) is the set designer, Emilio Sosa (On Your Feet andMotown: the Musical on Broadway) is the costume designer, Ben Stanton (Junk and Fun Home on Broadway) is the lighting designer, Matt Tierney (The Low Road at The Public Theater) is the sound designer, and Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen and Spongebob Squarepants on Broadway) is the projection designer. Rick Sordelet is fight director, Christian Kelly Sordelet is co-fight director, andDeborah Hecht is the dialogue coach. Emily F. McMullen is the production stage manager and Jeremiah Mullane is the stage manager.

John Douglas Thompson (Emile) has been seen on Broadway in the 2018 production of Carouseland in the 2016 production of August Wilson’s Jitney, both for which he was Tony Award nominated, as well as A Time to KillCyrano de Bergerac, and Julius Caesar. Off Broadway Thompson has starred in King LearThe Iceman Cometh (Obie Award, Drama Desk Award), Othello (Obie, Lucille Lortel Award), Tamburlaine the Great (Obie, Drama Desk), and Satchmo at the Waldorf (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, NAACP Theatre Award. On film, Thompson has been seen in The Bourne Legacy, Glass Chin, Michael Clayton, and Wolves, and he has appeared in numerous television series and made for TV films. Thompson is a Fox Fellow and a Robert Brustein Award recipient. 

Kyle Vincent Terry (Young Emile) recently served as fight choreographer on The Royale(Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre). Regional theatre credits include Othello(New York Theatre Workshop), Fred in A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Co.), George inIntimate Apparel (Chautauqua Theatre Company), and Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood(Williamstown Theatre Festival). Television credits include “Gotham,” “Elementary,” “SMILF,” “Madame Secretary,” “Bull,” and “The Badlands Girl.” He received his MFA from the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium and his BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He was born and raised in Chicago, IL.

Michael Cristofer won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for his 1977 play The Shadow Box. He previously appeared at the Huntington in Captors. Broadway credits include A View from the Bridge, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard with Irene Worth, Raul Julia, and Meryl Streep. Off Broadway credits include The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the ScripturesA Body of Water, Trumpery, Romeo and Juliet, and The Seagull with Joanne Woodward. His film and television credits include The Other Woman, “Rubicon,” and “Smash.” He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Shadow Box directed by Paul Newman, as well as the screenplays for Falling in Love with Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro, The Witches of Eastwick, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Breaking Up, and Casanova with Heath Ledger. His directing credits include Gia which introduced Angelina Jolie and earned him a Directors’ Guild Award and five Emmy Award nominations.

Michael Greif directed Dear Evan Hansen, the ongoing Broadway smash hit for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and the 2017 Broadway musical War Paint. His past Broadway credits include RentGrey Gardens, and Next to Normal (all for which he received Tony Award nominations), as well as Never Gonna Dance and If/Then with Idina Menzel. His other recent New York work includes A Parallelogram at Second Stage, Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America at NY’s Signature Theatre, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… at The Public Theater and The TempestA Winter’s Tale, and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater.


WHEN:         November 16 – December 22, 2018
·        Select Evenings: Tue. – Thu. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm
·        Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm
·        Days and times vary; see complete schedule at end of release.
·        Press Opening: Wednesday, Nov 28, 7pm. RSVP online.

WHERE:       The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts / 527 Tremont Street, Boston

TICKETS:      Single tickets starting at $25, and FlexPasses are available:

·        Online at huntingtontheatre.org
·        By phone at 617 266 0800
·        In person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St.
·        Select discounts apply: $5 off: seniors (65+); $30 “35 Below” tickets for patrons 35 years old and younger (valid ID required); $20 student and military tickets (valid ID required) 

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre announces 2018-2019 season of new plays
Line-up to feature work by graduating class of M.F.A. playwrights

BOSTON – Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) today announces the new plays that will comprise its 37th season. The line-up includes The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell, Winter People by Laura Neill, Wynwood by Alexis Scheer and Dead House by Beirut Balutis.

“Once again we are collaborating with the award-winning Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre,” BPT Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass says. “Our last collaboration resulted in one world premiere at the Perseverance Theatre in Juno, Alaska (Franklin by Samantha Noble), and one National Student Playwriting Award at the Kennedy Center (The Honey Trap by Leo McGann). Needless to say, I have great hopes for this new crop of plays that are hot off the presses and impatient to be noticed!”

All of this season’s plays were written by the Boston University M. F. A. Playwriting Program class of 2019. They will be co-produced with the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre—part of their New Play Initiative—and will feature collaborations between graduate-level playwrights, directors, and designers.

The season opens in October with The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell, about five teenage girls in a Texas residential care facility combating their grief in five different ways after the suicide of their housemate. The play will be directed by Leila Ghaemi. Playwright Rockwell’s Nomad Americana was produced by Fresh Ink Theatre Company earlier this year, and her With My Eyes Shut was an award-winner at last summer’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Next, in December, is Laura Neill’s Winter People (directed by Avital Shira), about Hamptons locals living in the shadows of the summer people’s empty mansions. Tensions rise when one of those mansions erupts in flames, and five families struggle to protect their own. Neill’s play DIVAS was produced by OperaHub last summer. She is the 2017 winner of University of Tulsa’s WomenWorks, a national script competition focused exclusively on plays by female graduate students.

Wynwood by Alexis Scheer, directed by Sara Katzoff, opens in late February. The comedy centers on Marianna and the gallery she runs in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. The high stakes environment of annual international arts fair Art Basel reaches new levels when Marianna’s movie-star mother gets involved. Scheer’s play Our Dear Dead Drug Lord(produced by Off the Grid Theatre last summer) was selected as a finalist in the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work. Scheer was named Rising Theater Star in The Improper Bostonian’s 2018 Boston’s Best issue.

The season closes with Beirut Balutis’s drama Dead House, directed by Adam KassimSet in Bone Flat, Pennsylvania, the high school community is plunged into shock and grief following the death of a beloved varsity football player. New student Merle provides closure for those in mourning, but when Merle’s interest demands more than just a shoulder to cry on, things get dangerous. Balutis’s works have been developed or produced at the Boston Theater Marathon, Cape May Playwright Symposium, Mt. Gretna Theatre Festival, and the Hershey Area Playhouse.

Founded in 1981 at Boston University by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) is an award-winning professional theatre dedicated to new works. At the heart of BPT’s mission is the production of new plays by alumni of its M.F.A. Playwriting Program, the latter in collaboration with Boston University’s renowned School of Theatre. The program’s award-winning alumni have been produced in regional and New York houses, as well as in London’s West End. BPT’s productions have been honored with numerous regional and Boston awards, including numerous IRNE Awards for Best New Script and Boston Critics’ Association Elliot Norton Awards.

The BU New Play Initiative (NPI) expresses the Boston University College of Fine Arts’ commitment to the School of Theatre’s participation in the development of new work. This special initiative provides playwrights, directors, designers, and actors with a variety of developmental options to support the collaborative creation of new work for the theatre. Students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists are given the opportunity to utilize the creativity of the rehearsal room to develop their plays, which are then presented through workshop productions. The life of these new plays doesn’t end on the BU stages. Many New Play Initiative productions are often later fully produced by member companies of our Professional Theatre Initiative, including the School of Theatre’s professional extension—Boston Center for American Performance. www.bu.edu/cfa/npi

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission. Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts is a top-tier fine arts institution. Comprised of the School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts, CFA offers professional training in the arts in conservatory-style environments for undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students.

BEIRUT BALUTIS is an Appalachian playwright. His works have been developed or produced at the Boston Theater Marathon, Cape May Playwright Symposium, Mt. Gretna Theatre Festival, and the Hershey Area Playhouse. Beirut previously earned his first M.F.A. in Stage and Screen at Lesley University. He is currently producing and performing within a Boston art collective.

LAURA NEILL’s previous productions include DIVAS (OperaHub), Skin and Bones (Wilbury Theatre Group), and Don’t Give Up the Ship (Fresh Ink Theatre). A 2016 Company One PlayLab affiliate and the 2017 winner of University of Tulsa’s WomenWorks, Laura will teach at Boston College in spring 2019.

KIRA ROCKWELL hails from the heart of Texas. Her character-driven plays aim to foster empathy, cultivate hope, and challenge the complacent. Kira’s most recent credits include a world premiere of Nomad Americana with Fresh Ink Theatre and an award-winning production of With My Eyes Shut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

ALEXIS SCHEER was named Rising Theater Star in The Improper Bostonian’s 2018 Boston’s Best issue. She is earning her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory. Alexis moonlights as the Producing Artistic Director of the award-winning fringe company, Off the Grid Theatre.

The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell
Directed by Leila Ghaemi

October 11-21, 2018 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.

Life is difficult when you’re forced to raise yourself in the shadow of the System. After the suicide of their housemate Amber, five teenage girls in a Texas residential care facility combat their grief in five different ways. A wise and discerning exploration of young women facing an all-too-common crisis.

A BU New Play Initiative production, produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Adults ($35); BU Faculty/Staff ($25); Seniors-62+ ($25); Students with valid ID ($10)
Subscriptions Available: Playwrights’ Pass ($65)

Call 866.811.4111 or visit www.bostonplaywrights.org


THE BARBER of SEVILLE -- Boston Lyric Opera's fall opens with a whimsical take on Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Rosetta Cucchi (BLO's La Bohème and The Marriage of Figaro) directs with her precise musical connection to the score and libretto. Daniela Mack makes her BLO debut as Rosina, Matthew Worth (BLO’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cosi Fan Tutte) is Figaro; Jesus Garcia (BLO’s La Bohème) is Count Almaviva, and David Crawford is Basilio.  David Angus conducts. October 12-21 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD -- WORLD PREMIERE -- Boston Lyric Opera's World Premiere of Tod Machover's new work about the life of composer Arnold Schoenberg after he fled to American from Nazi Europe features Machover's futuristic take on opera including mixed electronic/traditional orchestrations, technologically advanced staging, and a film that runs behind and throughout the action.  (NOTE: acclaimed British director Braham Murray, who was to helm this work based on a scenario he developed with Machover, passed away last week. BLO is working to name a successor soon.)  Longtime Machover collaborator Omar Ebrahim takes on the meaty title role.  BLO's first Principal Artist in Residence Jesse Darden, and Emerging Artist alumna Sara Womble play several roles.  David Angus conducts.  Nov. 14-18 at the Emerson Paramount Center's Orchard Stage.


THE NICETIES -- The Huntington Theater Company starts early this season with an August 31 opening (and Sept 12 press night) for the explosive and buzzy new play, THE NICETIES, by Brookline-born playwright Eleanor Burgess.  The Huntington has encouraged Burgess for a few years, providing her first theater experiences as a Brookline H.S. student, and later naming her a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow.  THE NICETIES, about a confrontation between a black Ivy League student and her white history professor that devolves into a national incident, was developed in large part during Burgess' fellowship.  Workshop showings of the play have been tense, sparking conversations about race, history and what's the truth behind what we teach?  Directed by Kimberly Senior (DISGRACED on Broadway).  Aug 31-Oct 6 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

One of the Huntington's favorite directors Maria Aitken ("Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" at the Huntington and on Broadway; and Huntington's "Bedroom Farce") returns to Boston to revive Charles Marowitz's surprising and twisty trip to Baker Street, where legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and sidekick Dr. Watson again attempt to solve a perfect crime. This time, however, Sherlock’s work is complicated by a threat on his life and the crumbling of longtime alliances. Runs Sept 28-Oct. 28 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.


Boston Moving Arts Productions' David Orr is equally focused on the development of dance, as well as its impact on audiences.  Orr says, quite simply, that a satisfied audience member is one whose expectations have been met.  His growing production company takes a second step in that direction this fall, aiming for dance lovers and first-timer goers alike with a multiple-choreographer show curated to reflect how people connect (and don't) in an age of technological isolation and charged human interactions.  Orr commissioned choreographer Jenna Pollack for a new work, and recruited dancer/choreographer/educator Kristin Wagner to help line up dance artists such as Junichi Fukuda to bring recent and in-progress works to the show. The as-yet untitled BMAP production (currrently BMAP FALL SHOWCASE) runs Nov. 2-3 at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theater. 


DUELING DRAGONS by Marjorie Harshaw Robie
Ipswich resident Marjorie Harshaw Robie's work as an Irish historian and writer began with her search to discover if the long-told family lore of a Northern Irish farmer ancestor who kept a detailed diary of pre- and post-famine life was true.  Her journey led through towns, churches and homes of distant relatives across the UK and, surprisingly, back to the midwest U.S.  With a trove of emotionally rich and detailed stories about the extended Harshaw clan's tumultuous life in Newry and beyond -- rife with religious and political activism, imprisonment in Australia, farming woes, and the struggle in a changing world to keep a free and fair press-- Harshaw recreates mid-19th century stories of struggle and survival. Her new book, Dueling Dragons (available in October) follows the Irish Famine through the stories of three men: fiery exile-turned-Parliament member John Martin, farmer and Presbyterian elder James Harshaw, and newspaper editor George Henderson.  Dueling Dragons will be available in October through Amazon.com and other online sellers.


BOSTON – July 31, 2018 – Huntington Theatre Company will present the New England premiere of the hit musical comedy Spamilton: An American Parody at the Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in Boston’s South End, from February 12 to March 10, 2019.Spamilton joins the 2018 – 2019 season as a special added event. Tickets are now on sale only to Huntington subscribers; any remaining tickets will be made available for sale to the public in December.

Created by Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway and performed by a versatile cast of seven, Spamilton is a side-splitting new musical parody. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and now London, Spamilton fulfills its manifest destiny by conquering Boston for a limited time only.

Marilyn Stasio of Variety mused, “Hip-hop, Broadway showtunes, Viennese waltzes — is there anything this guy can’t write? No, not Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Gerard Alessandrini, whose ingenious parody Spamilton simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his signature musical.” Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, “This smart, silly, and often convulsively funny thesis, performed by a motor-mouthed cast that is fluent in many tongues, is the work of that eminent specialist in Broadway anatomy, pathology, and gossip, Gerard Alessandrini.”

Gerard Alessandrini (Creator, Writer & Director) is a Special Tony Award winner for Excellence in the Theatre. He created, wrote, and directed all 25 editions of Forbidden Broadway in NYC, Los Angeles, and around the world, and performed in the original 1982 cast. He can be heard on four of the 12 Forbidden Broadway cast albums and on the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas. He has written television specials for Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, and Carol Burnett. He contributed material to the recent Barbra Streisand album Encore. His other musicals include Madame X (co-written with Robert Hetzel) and an all-sung version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Most recently in New York, he directed the new revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston. His Spamilton won Best Unique Theatrical Experience (Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance) and Show of the Year (2017 MAC Award). Other awards include seven Drama Desks (including two for Best Lyrics), one Obie, two Lucille Lortels, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama League.


WHEN                   February 12 – March 10, 2019
Select Evenings: Tues. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm
Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm
Days and times vary; see complete schedule.

Press Opening: Wednesday, February 13, 7pm. RSVP online. Please note that press tickets will be limited for this production and are subject to availability.
WHERE                 The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA / South End527 Tremont St., Boston

TICKETS                Available currently to Huntington subscribers and FlexPass holders:
·   online at huntingtontheatre.org
·   by phone at 617 266 0800
·   in person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston’s South End.
                                Any remaining tickets will be available for sale to the general public beginning in December.


Historic Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex
to house BLO’s most-ambitious production May 5-12, 2019.

BOSTON – May 9, 2018 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) announced today the location of its 2018/19 Season-ending spectacle The Handmaid’s Tale, which is based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood.  The opera will be installed at Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex, a multi-purpose arena in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, May 5-12, 2019. [NOTE: Some performance dates have changed from the initial season announcement earlier this year.]

“A show as large and exciting as The Handmaid’s Tale will resonate in a space of this magnitude and storied history,” said BLO Artistic and General Director Esther Nelson. Lavietes Pavilion is the country’s second-oldest college basketball arena still in use, and the home of Harvard Men’s and Women’s basketball. “I’m delighted we found a space that reflects the proportions and ambitions of this work and brings it home – in a sense – to some locations dramatized in Ms. Atwood’s original book,” Nelson said.
Created in 2000 by Danish composer Poul Ruders and librettist Paul Bentley, The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the lauded novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The story takes place in the Republic of Gilead, a dystopian society formed by American Christian fundamentalists who assassinate the President and construct a rigid class system for women.  The story is anchored by Offred, a woman who rebels against patriarchal rules through alliances and secretive friendships she hopes will uncover the fate of her husband and child, and preserve her story for future generations. The production will be helmed by Obie, Bessie, and American Theater Wing award-winning director Anne Bogart, who is Co-Artistic Director of the SITI Company and has been a leader in theater education for more than three decades. BLO commissioned a re-orchestrated score from Ruders for this production.
Since Nelson’s arrival in 2009, BLO has sought unique alternative locations for at least one of its four annual production.  Since leaving the Shubert Theater in 2015, BLO has worked in theaters and other locations across the city, matching distinctive spaces with the operas’ content.  The artistic challenges have brought significant artistic rewards, Nelson says, as evidenced by the global recognition of its 2017 World Premiere production of Julian Grant and Mark Campbell’s “The Nefarious, Immoral, but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare,” which was produced at Boston Center for the Arts’ historic Cyclorama and nominated for Best New Opera at the International Opera Awards this spring.

BLO’s next production—a blending of Leonard Bernstein’s short operatic works TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS AND BARCAROLLES—will be performed at Boston’s Steriti Memorial Rink, a skating facility transformed into a cabaret modeled after mid-century Manhattan nightclubs like the El Morocco.


Record crowd celebrates Neal Balkowitsch and Liesl Tommy, helps raise $1.275 million

Managing Director Michael Maso surprises guests with deed to Huntington Avenue Theatre

(BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company board and staff are celebrating the shattering of a fundraising record at the Spotlight Spectacular gala, Monday, May 7. Held at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, the gala brought in $1.275 million to support the Huntington’s operations for the fiscal year, including its broad range of education and community outreach programs.

More than 480 guests – the gala’s largest-ever crowd – honored Wimberly Award recipients including Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy, who has directed several Huntington shows including the current production of Top Girls, and Huntington Trustee Neal Balkowitsch, CEO of Max Ultimate Food (which provided the event’s gourmet food). The event was co-chaired by Carol G. DeaneMaria and Daniel Gerrity, and Ann and John Hall.

During his remarks, Huntington Managing Director Michael Maso broke news that earlier in the day he had received the signed deed to the Huntington Avenue Theatre, which the company now owns outright after its separation from Boston University and the sale of surrounding buildings. The Huntington will renovate the historic theatre as part of an overhaul of the one-block stretch of Huntington Avenue.

“As of 2 hours ago, the deed to this historic theatre is ours!” Maso said. “It is now our job to restore this beautiful theatre to its former glory, not for the sake of architecture, but for the sake of art, for the sake of the people we serve in this community, for artists, and for audience members, and for the thousands of young people we serve and for whom we are gathered here tonight.”

After a cocktail reception, guests were seated for the dinner and the evening’s program. Eden Espinosa, Maurice E. Parent, and Patrick Varner kicked off the evening with a performance of “Old Friends” from the Huntington’s acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along. A spirited live auction led by Maso featured exciting trips and unique experiences and drew significant bids. Guests also donated more than $270,000 to sponsor the Huntington’s student matinees. All proceeds raised at the “Spotlight Spectacular” support the theatre, including award-winning education and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 students and 6,000 community members annually.   

The evening continued with presentation of the Gerard and Sherryl Cohen Awards for Excellence, which recognizes Huntington production and administrative staff members each year. This year’s recipients were Wardrobe Supervisor Christine Marr and Company Manager Jazzmin Bonner. During the presentation, Sherryl Cohen quoted staff members about Marr saying, “Christine works very well under pressure, tech is hard. Not completing a quick change in the allotted number of seconds is hard. Having to do it over and over until it is right is HARD. But she does it with grace and determination and will never let an actor see her frustration, ever.”Gerard Cohen continued saying, “As company manager, Jazz (Jazzmin Bonner) deals with a cast of characters! There isn’t a time where she doesn’t have their best interests at heart. Even in some of the more stressful times Jazz has done it with a smile and an attitude we should all strive for.”  

Artistic Director Peter DuBois presented Liesl Tommy with the Huntington’s Wimberly Award. Tommy first attended the Huntington as a local high school student and has since returned four times to direct acclaimed classic plays including A Raisin in the Sun and the current production of Top Girls. Tommy was unable to attend the event due to a health issue, but sent a video message thanking the Huntington, saying, “I’ve never felt more confident and more valued than when I work at the Huntington. The trust that has been placed in me allows me to do the best work I possibly can. Some of the productions that I am most proud of in my career have been at the Huntington as I have felt so free to be a true interpretive artist.”

Gala co-chair Carol Deane presented the second Wimberly Award to Neal Balkowitsch. In accepting, Balkowitsch spoke passionately about the impact the Huntington had on the South End neighborhood when it built the Calderwood Pavilion: “I watched the Calderwood revitalize our neighborhood, and I know that the Huntington Avenue project will do the same for the Avenue of the Arts and the many deserving young people across the Greater Boston area who are waiting to be introduced to theatre.”

After dinner Eden Espinosa returned to treat guests to “Ring Them Bells!” a number made famous by Liza Minnelli. Yvette Freeman Hartley sang “Ain’t Misbehavin’” as a tribute to Liesl Tommy, and Maurice E. Parentand Patrick Varner sang “I’m Nothing Without You” from the musical City of Angels as a tribute to Neal Balkowitsch.

Event design was by Rafanelli Events, lighting and sound design by High Output, rentals were provided by Be Our Guest, event printing was donated by Noble Ford Productions, and the event was catered by MAX Ultimate Food.

[WATERTOWN] On Tuesday evening, May 8, New Repertory Theatre will hold its annual Gala celebration at the historic Commander’s Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown. New Rep’s Gala 2018 promises to be an exciting evening featuring an array of exquisite food and drink, spirited live performances, and enticing live and silent auction items. We’ll toast our esteemed honorees while dining on delicious fare from area restaurants with live music from Legit Band and special performances from New Rep artists showcasing songs from next season’s 1776.

This year we celebrate our 2018 Gala Honorees: Karoff Leadership Award - Lillian Sober Ain, New Rep Board Member; Community Advocate Award - Jane Capaldi, Capaldi Limited Partnership; Artistic and Education Advocate Award - Kenneth Elmore, Boston University Associate Provost and Dean of Students. We raise a glass to these honorees, each having played an integral role in New Rep’s achievements and triumphs throughout the years. 

“The New Rep Gala is a wonderful opportunity for our friends, families, and supporters to reflect on what we’ve achieved during the year,” says Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. “As our 2017-2018 season comes to a conclusion, we have much to celebrate. We were able to provide a season brimming with powerful productions that triumphantly showcased our mission. The work was engaging, passionate, and personal, and I hope that resonates throughout the festivities at this year’s Gala. We look forward to sharing this special night with the entire New Rep family.”

“New Rep is pleased to recognize Lillian Sober Ain, Jane Capaldi, and Dean Kenneth Elmore as outstanding members of our community,” says Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. “Each of the honorees has uniquely influenced the work that we do at New Rep and we are grateful for the opportunity to present these awards of recognition during our Gala.”

New Rep Gala 2018 Committee
Lillian Sober Ain
Armand Andreassian
Mimi de Quesada
Patrick Demers
Leila Ghaemi
Don Giller
Scotty Hart
Hannah Huling
Jillian Levine
Laurie Nash
Danielle Naugler
Elissa Rogovin
Harriet Sheets
Diane Smith

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New Rep’s Mission
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the vital ideas of our time.

What we do:
§  Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep seeks to spark community conversations on crucial contemporary issues.
§  Our work expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audiences. We present world premieres, contemporary plays and classic works in several intimate settings.  Our productions are designed to be accessible to all.  We are committed to education and enrichment for learners of all ages, with a special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and outreach to underserved audiences.  We embrace theater as the basis for enduring connections with our community and as a springboard for meaningful civic engagement.
§  New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.  


New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. For over 30 years, New Rep has been a leader of self-produced theatre in greater Boston, producing contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat MainStage Theater and the 90-seat BlackBox Theater. Annually, New Rep serves over 40,000 patrons, including 2,000 season subscribers. In addition to its mainstage productions, New Rep produces Next Voices, a program dedicated to developing new plays with playwrights through staged readings and world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.

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 2018-02-21 星探無 无名剧社


2018年3月4日 晚7:00
MIT Wong Auditorium, Tang Center (E51)
2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142


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在無名,我最大的收获是团队的协调和合作,如何沟通各个部门来把自己的工作做好。每次我都需要尽快联系不同学校CSSA负责人,进行材料的互换推送的转载。我曾经在商学课上学过channel of communication这个概念,而在無名,我通过实践领会、理解了这个概念的实际意义,怎样进行有效的沟通来达到效率最大化。

在加入無名之后,我看着大家从最开始的头脑风暴,到最后拿出一件件成品,无论是推文报道还是海报道具,体会到了热爱的强大。而我加入线下宣传也是因着自己对于渠道拓展,宣传推广的热衷,無名正好给了我一个完美的将它和戏剧结合的机会。只要每天对于喜爱的事物有所坚持, 应当就是一种进步。






(BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company, Boston’s leading independent theatre, announces its 2018-2019 season,featuring two of the most highly acclaimed Broadway plays of the last year, Shakespeare’s enduring love story, a theatrical caper with Sherlock Holmes, and three of the most compelling new plays in the country, all with rich and relevant stories that speak to the times we live in.

The new season opens for the first time at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA with The Niceties, an explosive new play about race, history, and privilege from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess.Other Calderwood Pavilion offerings will include Man in the Ring, a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Michael Cristofer based on the life of world champion boxer Emile Griffith, directed by Michael Greif; and a reinvention of Lorca’s searing classic masterpiece Yerma by Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez.

At the Huntington Avenue Theatre, the fall begins with the comedy-thriller Sherlock’s Last Case by Charles Marowitz and the return of beloved director Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Bedroom Farce); followed by Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, the hit comedy about marriage that received universally excellent reviews on Broadway last season; Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois will put his stamp on Romeo and Juliet, the world’s most famous love story and the first Shakespeare play to be produced by the Huntington in eight years; and Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman will recreate the spellbinding Broadway staging of Indecent by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel.

“Next season marks the return of artists we love and the Huntington debuts of many others I have wanted to bring to Boston,” says Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “Smart comedies and heartfelt stories told by world-class artists – this is what we do best. I was drawn to stories of powerful and unique women this year, and am inspired by the imaginative scope of each playwright’s vision.”

The Huntington welcomes back a number of artists with whom it has had long term relationships, such as playwrights Melinda Lopez (Mala, Becoming Cuba, Sonia Flew), Paula Vogel (A Civil War Christmas), and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess, and directors such as Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Bedroom Farce, The Seagull, Private Lives), Melia Bensussen (A Doll’s House, Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, Circle Mirror Transformation), and Rebecca Taichman (Mauritius).

In addition to these female artists, the Huntington season features powerful, women-centered stories and strong female characters throughout the year, beginning with the equally brilliant student and professor characters in The Niceties and ending with the mostly female cast of Yerma.  Music is another hallmark of the Huntington’s 2018-2019 season as this slate of shows is infused with song: in particular, Man in the Ring features songs with a Caribbean flair, Indecent incorporates an onstage klezmer band, and Yerma includes flamenco-inspired songs and original music by composer Mark Bennett.


by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Kimberly Senior
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
September 5 – October 7, 2018

In this riveting play, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss the student's paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes an intellectual powder keg of race, history, and privilege, where neither woman will ever be the same. An explosive new play from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess that everyone will be talking about.

Top 10 of 2017! “A barnburner of a play! Destined to be performed everywhere. One of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.” – The Washington Post

“I'm thrilled to be working at the Huntington – the place where I saw my first plays as a teenager, and the place that gave me my start as a professional playwright through the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program,” said Burgess. “And I'm extra thrilled to bring this particular play to Boston. A story about academic power and liberal dogmas, about frighteningly smart people and the stories we tell ourselves about history – it's made for this city.”

by Charles Marowitz
Directed by Maria Aitken
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
September 28 – October 28, 2018

Sherlock’s Last Case takes audiences on a surprising trip to Baker Street with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, who are tested once again to solve the seemingly perfect crime. Sherlock’s life is threatened by the son of his longtime nemesis Moriarty, but not all is as it appears. A mystery with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in a comedy-thriller directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Bedroom Farce).

“A clever spoof with fabulously over-the-top twists and turns.” – Backstage
“Brilliant!” – London Telegraph

"I have spent an uneasy year away from the Huntington, working all the time, but feeling deprived of my true theatrical home,” said director Aitken. “Now, thank heaven, I'm doing Sherlock’s Last Case in the fall – a brilliant and eccentric comedy – and I will be united with my favorite theatre in the world, staffed by wonderful people who anticipate my every whim. I can't wait."

by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer
Directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Rent)
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
November 16 – December 16, 2018

Man in the Ring is the incredible true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith and the fatal fight he could never forget. This sweeping tale covers Emile’s humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands, his passionate love affairs, and the infamous, lifechanging Madison Square Garden match against his archrival. He searches for redemption and must confront his past in this epic new play, imbued with warmth and the sounds of the Caribbean.

"I am happy to return to the Huntington as a playwright this time,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Michael Cristofer, “bringing them the true story of Emile Griffith – a young immigrant from the Virgin Islands, a gay man struggling with his identity in the brutal world of sports, trying at the end of his life as he slips into dementia to piece together the story of love and pain and joy that was his life. And to find peace. A true hero in my book."

by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Les Waters
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
January 4 – February 3, 2019

“A TRIUMPH! Smart, funny, and utterly engrossing!” – The New York Times

Time magazine’s Top 10 of 2017

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter DuBois
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
March 1 – March 31, 2019

Impassioned young lovers are caught between the violence and prejudices of their feuding families in Shakespeare’s most famous and enduring love story. In helming the first Shakespeare play produced by the Huntington in eight years, Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois brings an exhilarating and modern sensibility to this timeless classic about the intensity and joy of first love and attraction amid a dangerously divided community.

“I had the time of my life directing Romeo and Juliet in Alaska, and I knew this was the moment to return to Shakespeare’s most moving play,” says DuBois. “Shakespeare explores the peril of a society possessed by blind tribalism against a love story that has a boundless sense of joy and abandon. This production will show off Boston’s wealth of Shakespearean talent and some incredible performers from across the country.”

by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to DriveA Civil War Christmas)
Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman
A co-production with Center Theatre Group
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
April 26 – May 25, 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s captivating new play with music took Broadway by storm last year and nowRebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences.  Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial play God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it, this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a fierce indictment of censorship and a joyful celebration of art and love.

“TERRIFIC! A powerful new play.” – The New York Times

Time magazine’s Top 10 of 2017

“What an honor to be in this lineup!,” said Pulitzer Prize winner Vogel. “I am always thrilled to be produced in a town where family and friends live, and always excited to be under Peter DuBois’ roof at the Huntington.”

Translated and adapted by Melinda Lopez (MalaSonia FlewBecoming Cuba)
Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Original music by Mark Bennett
Conceived by Melinda Lopez and Melia Bensussen
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
May 31 – June 30, 2019

Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Lorca’s classic masterpiece, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart.

“Lopez proves again that she’s one of Boston’s most important writers.” – WBUR, reviewing Lopez’s Becoming Cuba

“I am profoundly grateful to the Huntington for bringing my adaptation of Yerma to the stage,” says Lopez. “As the Playwright-in-Residence, I have had the opportunity to deepen my craft as a playwright, and also pursue ideas that have haunted me for a long time — such as Yerma!  I have always had a deep love for Lorca, and am beyond thrilled to bring my interpretation of his masterpiece to Boston.”

For more information about the artists in the Huntington’s 2018-2019 season, visithuntingtontheatre.org/season/2018-2019/.


Subscriptions to the Huntington’s 2018-2019 season are now on sale. Seven-play seated packages start at just $161 and offer the very best value – seven plays for the price of six – and up to 50% off single ticket prices. FlexPass packages (a minimum of 4 tickets to be used for any show and which never expire) are available now for redemption for the current season and beyond.

Subscriptions may be renewed or purchased by calling the Huntington Box Office at 617 266 0800 or by visiting huntingtontheatre.org/subscribe. Groups of 10 or more can place orders by calling 617 273 1657.

Individual tickets to The Niceties and Sherlock’s Last Case will go on sale in mid-June and tickets to the rest of the 2018-2019 season will go on sale in August.


The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.


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历时半年,無名剧社的秋戏《长恨歌》即将于11月26日在 MIT的Kresge Auditorium(W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139) 公演!

在博士屯的初冬季节,無名诚意邀请热爱戏剧的你们一同回到四十年代的老上海,身临其境地感受长恨歌所描绘的四十年悲欢离合。無名在公演剧场的选择上也做了精细考量,Kresge Auditorium远观由球面铺陈而成,内部是宽敞的开放空间,让每位观众都拥有最佳观剧视角。相信“美轮美奂的剧场+悲喜交加的年代大戏”的完美搭配定会给各位2017的冬日留下一番难忘的体验。 

还等什么?赶快呼朋唤友,叫上在博士屯和屯附近的亲戚、朋友一起来看戏吧!此次秋戏面向所有华人群体,早鸟票正在火热出中,只需$11.99 就能观看由無名剧社所有成员尽心付出历时半年出品的戏剧,真是物超所值!优惠时间截止到10月30号之后将会恢复正价票, $17.99。此次,我们还将开放传说中,价值$24.99 的VIP座位,将全剧场中最好的位置奉献给最好的你,同时更有神秘奖励等你来拿哦!



如果你想一睹無名历史演出的剧场照,也可以移步我们新开的Instagram账号:wumingtheaterclub,或搜索话题 #无名剧社 #wumingtheaterclub 

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visithuntingtontheatre.org

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