COMPANY ONE NAMED BEST OF BOSTON AND BOSTON’S BEST IN 2017

“With a slate of shows that consistently capture the zeitgeist, Company One is the city’s most vital and diverse small-theater troupe. The past season was highlighted by Every 28 Hours, a vast project consisting of 80 one-minute plays penned by more than 40 authors, all highlighting the shocking statistic of how often an African-American person is murdered by a vigilante, security guard, or police officer.” – Boston Magazine

“A company that consistently punches above its weight, Company One Theatre lived up to the name of its latest season, “Break Every Boundary,” bringing dynamic drama to unexpected settings. They presented the first-ever full-scale production at the Boston Public Library with Peerless, a modern take on Macbeth starring mean-girl twins with perfect SAT scores and deadly ambition. For the New England premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Really, a play set in a photography studio, they turned a South End gallery into an intimate theatrical space, one that allowed audiences to take in a complementary photography exhibition after the show. And they brought 80 one-minute plays to the MFA for Every 28 Hours, a performance in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We’re on the edge of our seats for season 19.” – Improper Bostonian

As we wrap up our expansive eighteenth season — one that has humbled us and earned us the recognition of Best of Boston — we want to shine light on the collaborators and partners who made this season possible, and thank them for taking a chance on >>What’s Next.

We extend an enthusiastic hat-tip to our core collaborators Boston Center for the ArtsBoston Public LibraryBCNC Pao Arts CenterMatter & Light, A.R.T.’s OBERON, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as all of the individual actors and organizations (Boston Arts AcademyCentral Square Theater, Harvard University’s Black CAST and the The Theater Offensive) who joined us on-stage for The Every 28 Hours Plays – Boston.

AND OF COURSE, a big huge thank you to our donors, subscribers, and audiences who continue to bring the love. We couldn’t do it without you!

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C1 SPOTLIGHTED IN WBUR’S ARTS FORWARD SERIES

We at Company One Theatre are so grateful to be included in WBUR’s ARTery spotlight, Arts Forward, a series on local artists who are imagining the future in Boston and beyond. We’d like to extend a big thanks to the many individuals who imagine with us and beside us in the hopes to build a more inclusive and creative Boston, as well as the audiences who support our work!

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‘COLOSSAL’ FEATURED IN SERIES ON ISSUES OF ACCESSIBILITY

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th, HowlRound published a series of pieces focusing on issues of accessibility and visibility in theatre, which included a piece on our summer production COLOSSAL.

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COMPANY ONE NAMED BEST OF BOSTON

“Let’s get one thing straight: Fringe isn’t synonymous with small. In fact, the fringe companies in town are all about big ideas, big risks, and big heart, none more so than Company One Theatre, a long-standing resident of the Boston Center for the Arts. Dedicated to performances you aren’t likely to forget (did you see the perfectly perturbed Shockheaded Peter ?), Company One should be celebrated not only for its adventurous theatrical achievements, but also for its efforts to carve out a more diverse, informed, and open-minded city.”

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C1 IS FEATURED IN DIGBOSTON’S STAGE SPOTLIGHT

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Aditi Kapil’s DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY was groundbreaking in more ways than one-play plays shone a spotlight on the contemporary American experience shared by the millions of kids hailing from multicultural backgrounds and addressed issues of intersectionality, gender identity, and dysphoria in an era of post-colonialism.”-DigBoston

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE: Year in Review: Stage Spotlight 

TWO C1 PRODUCTIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN WBUR’S THE ARTERY and BOSTON GLOBE

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THE FLICK and WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT… are listed in the Boston Globe and WBUR’s The Artery for best theatre in 2014. CLICK HERE TO READ Don Aucoin’s 2014 Theater Picks and Company One Goes To Town In 2014; ArtsEmerson is a Great Host 


Annie Baker is such a wonderful writer and Shawn LaCount, artistic director of Company One, gets her perfectly. Every pregnant pause, every perceived slight, every poignant attempt at reaching for something of sustenance resonated soulfully in this play set in an independent movie theater where Baker’s trio prove to be more than lost souls.”-WBUR’s The Artery

 

C1 Featured at Ideas Boston Conference

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“When faced with limited resources in a competitive arts environment, some theatre troupes might play it safe, perform old favorites, try to draw the “usual” theatre crowd. Not Company One.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY: 11 Ideas from Boston

C1 Featured in Emertainment Monthly

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“Performance can engage audiences in current issues, introduce them to new cultures and ideas through storytelling, and create memorable experiences. Company One, with its highly ambitious philosophy that mixes artistic excellence with admirable values, has managed to create a community of artists interested in making meaningful connections with their audiences. The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its work, such as Elliot Norton and IRNE awards. Currently in their 16th season, the company stands strong with productions like The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy and Colossal.”

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DigBoston features C1 in ‘Plays and Plates’

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“Company One consistently presents works that offers unapologetic, bold, and often humorous insights into and criticisms of our society. And the talent they put front and center is damn good, too.” -DigBoston

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE: PLAYS AND PLATES

C1 featured in WBUR’s THE ARTERY

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“Company One is the hottest small theater in Boston — one of the hottest theaters of any size, really — so miss its summer show at your own peril. We’ll let the company describe this one: “ ‘Astro Boy and the God of Comics’ serves up live animation, interactive video, and a 1960s dream of the future.” -WBUR’s The Artery

 

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Read about the IRNE Awards

Shockheaded Peter

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Outstanding Production

Michael Anania, Justin Paice, Miranda Giurleo, Joel Simches, Seth Shaw, Eric Bornstein Outstanding Design
Walter Sickert Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor

Astro Boy and The God of Comics

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Natsu Onoda Power Outstanding Director

Natsu Onoda Power, Jared Mezzocchi, Justin Paice, Tyler Kinney, Kelsey Jarboe, Megan F. Kinneen

IRNE Award

Nominations

Jared Mezzocchi Best Projection Design

The Flick

Elliot Norton Award

Outstanding Production by a Small Theatre
Alex Pollock Outstanding Actor, Small or Fringe Theatre
Jen Rock, Cristina Todesco, Ed Young, Amanda Maciel Antunes, Anita Shriver Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small or Fringe Theater
Nominations

Brenna Fitzgerald Outstanding Actress, Small or Fringe Theater

Shawn LaCount Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater

IRNE Award

Nominations

Best Play

Alex Pollock Best Actor
Cristina M. Todesco Best Set Design
Shawn LaCount Best Director

The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy

IRNE Award

Nominations

Aila Peck (BRAHMAN/I) Best Solo Performance

How We Got On

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Outstanding Production by a Small Theatre

Cloteal Horne Outstanding Actress, Small or Fringe Theater
Summer L. Williams Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater

No Room For Wishing

IRNE Award

Nominations

Danny Bryck Best Solo Performance

Company One and Central Square Theater Best New Play

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Elliot Norton Award

Outstanding Production by a Small Theatre
Jen Rock, Jason Ries, Arshan Gailus, Kendra Bell, Olivia Sebesky Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small or Fringe Theater
Shawn LaCount Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater
Rick Engermann Outstanding Actor Small or Fringe Theater
Nominations

Outstanding Ensemble

IRNE Award

Jason Ries Best Set Design
Nominations

Arshan Gailus Best Sound Design

Jen Rock Best Lighting Design
Ricardo Engermann Best Actor (Play)
Shawn LaCount Best Director of a Play (Midsize)
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Best Play (Midsize)

Love Person

IRNE Award

Nominations

Sabrina Dennison Best Actress (Play)

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Mason Sand Outstanding Actor

IRNE Award

Nominations

Rick Park Best Actor (Play)

Green Eyes

Elliot Norton Award

Erin Markey Outstanding Actress, Small/Fringe Theater
Nominations

Outstanding Production, Small Theater

IRNE Award

Erin Markey Best Visiting Performer
The Kindness @ Company One Best Visiting Production

1001

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company

The Mountain Song

IRNE Award

Pig Pen Theatre Company Best Visiting Production

The Book of Grace

IRNE Award

David Wheeler Best Director of a Drama (Midsize)
Nominations

Frances Idlebrook Best Actress (Drama)

The Book of Grace Best Play (Midsize)

The Brother/Sister Plays

Elliot Norton Award

Hampton Fluker Outstanding Actor, Small/Fringe Theater
Nominations

Outstanding Production, Small Theater

IRNE Award

Winner Best Play (Midsize)
Hampton Fluker Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
Nominations

James Milord Best Actor (Drama)

Neighbors

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Christine Power Outstanding Actress, Small/Fringe Theater

GRIMM

IRNE Award

Becca A. Lewis Best Supporting Actress, Drama
Nominations

Best New Play

The Emancipation of Mandy and Miz Ellie

IRNE Award

Nominations

Alvin Terry Music Director

Shaumba Yandje Dibinga Best Choreography

The Aliens

Elliot Norton Award

Outstanding Production, Small/Fringe Theater
Alex Pollock Outstanding Actor, Small/Fringe Theater
Cristina Todesco [set], Bobby Frederick Tilley II [costumes], Aaron Mack [sound], Benjamin Williams [lighting] Outstanding Design, Midsize/Small/Fringe Theater
Shawn LaCount Outstanding Director, Small/Fringe Theater

IRNE Award

Nominations

Best Small Production

The Good Negro

IRNE Award

Nominations

Kris Sidberry Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Marvelyn McFarlane Best Actress, Drama

After the Quake

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company

The Superheroine Monologues

IRNE Award

Greg Maraio Best Costumes
Nominations

Best New Play

The Pain and The Itch

IRNE Award

Nominations

Aimee Doherty Best Supporting Actress

Bevin O'Gara Best Director
The Pain and the Itch Best Ensemble

The Overwhelming

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

The Overwhelming Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company

Assassins

IRNE Award

Mason Sand Supporting Actor, Musical
Nominations

Best Musical

Shawn LaCount Best Director of a Musical

Voyeurs de Venus

Elliot Norton Award

Summer L. Williams Outstanding Director, Small/Fringe Company
Nominations

Voyeurs de Venus Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company

IRNE Award

Nominations

Marvelyn McFarlane Supporting Actress, Drama

Mr. Marmalade

Elliot Norton Award

Nominations

Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company

Shawn LaCount Outstanding Director, Small/Fringe Company

IRNE Award

Nominations

Rachel Hunt Best Actress

The Bluest Eye

IRNE Award

Nominations

Best Drama

Adobuere J. Ebiama Best Actress, Drama
Marvelyn McFarlane Supporting Actress, Drama
Summer L. Williams Best Director, Drama

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Elliot Norton Award

Best Fringe Production