It’s time for our first Real Life Heroes post of the New Year! For this week’s installment, we’ve chosen Company One Theatre. Not your average theater company, Company One’s mission is to “change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and developing civically engaged artists.” It’s a pretty great mission, if you ask us!
Fresh off of their Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy, Company One’s current season – their 16th – is full of great acts. In March, they will open Shockheaded Peter, a musical which tells the story of “naughty children and misguided parents.” After this, Company One will premiere Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, followed by Colossal. You can learn more about any one of these productions by visiting their website.
We love Company One because they are infusing the Boston theater community with their unique presence and lineup. The Theatre features an impressive array of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, dramaturgs and production staff, and are known for putting on fantastic shows. In addition to their productions, Company One puts on an annual gala and partners withBoston Center for the Arts PlayLab, a unique learning opportunity within Boston’s theater community.
Throughout their sixteen seasons, Company One has been no stranger to rave reviews. Take a look at this video from their YouTube in which audience members respond to The Flick, a show about three movie theater workers navigating their real lives between taking tickets and popping popcorn.