Company One Theatre builds community at the intersection of art and social change
The Boy Who Kissed The Sky
by Idris Goodwin
music by Divinity Roxx and Eugene H. Russell IV
directed by Summer L. Williams
Company One Theatre is accepting video submissions from actors for The Boy Who Kissed The Sky. Rehearsals will begin on May 23, 2023. Performances run from July 14-August 12, 2023 at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Video submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, with in-person callbacks be scheduled for late February/early March.
Set in the heart of Seattle’s Central District to the rhythms that shaped a generation, The Boy Who Kissed the Sky is inspired by the early life and influences of musical icon Jimi Hendrix. The early era of rock ‘n roll music sets the stage as a young Black boy conjures his creativity as a budding guitarist. Guided by the spirit of music itself, the boy learns to find harmony inside the challenging noises of his life. Told with vibrant music and daring imagination, this play inspires us to dream big when it matters most.
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One Night for C1
a digital fundraiser
Wednesday, May 3rd
Join us for One Night For C1, a free digital fundraiser and showcase in support of Boston’s Theatre for the People! We can’t wait to celebrate Company One Theatre’s mission and impact with you at this one-hour special event.
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Founded in 1998, Company One has situated itself as a home for social justice and artistic excellence by connecting Boston’s diverse communities through live performance, the development of new plays and playwrights, arts education, and public engagement programming. By establishing a dedicated space for marginalized and alternative narratives to thrive and working with partners and collaborators across the city, Company One has become a local leader in the ongoing conversations that continue to define the era of social change in contemporary America.
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