Company One Theatre builds community at the intersection of art and social change

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can i touch it?

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
by Francisca Da Silveira
directed by Summer L. Williams
dramaturgy by Afrikah Smith

in partnership with the
City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture

July 22 – August 13, 2022
The Strand Theatre
(543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester)

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want!
($0 minimum)

Digital streaming version now available! 

A hyper-local conversation-starter by Boston’s own Francisca Da Silveira, can i touch it? examines Black hair politics, the racial inequities faced by Black-owned businesses, and the tangled web of approaches necessary to create real social change. 

Company One Open Circuit Programs Virtual Open-Write: Exercises Outside Realism Kirsten Greenidge, C1 Mellon Foundation Resident Playwright Caridad Svich, playwright and screenwriter  Join us virtually Saturday Aug 20 from 11am - 1pm ET

Virtual Open Write: Exercises Outside Realism
with Kirsten Greenidge
and Caridad Svich

Saturday, August 20 at 11am ET

Join us for a free online experience led by C1’s Mellon Foundation Resident Playwright Kirsten Greenidge with guest co-host, playwright and screenwriter Caridad Svich!

Carve out some dedicated space to write while sharing in virtual community with other writers and partaking in exercises in writing outside realism. 

PlayLab Circuit Volt Lab Applications Now Open!

PlayLab Circuit Volt Lab Applications Now Open!

Apply by September 6 at 11:59pm! 

Attention: early career dramaturgs & playwrights in the Greater Boston area!

Spend the season in a nurturing, collaborative, lab-based program dedicated to your artistic growth. This year’s Volt Lab aims to help early career playwrights and dramaturgs build strong peer relationships, forming a cohort of civically-engaged, antiracist new play makers who can change the Boston theatre ecology through shared values and vocabularies.

There is no cost to participate in this program. 

 Save the Date for the 2nd Annual C1 Fall Kick Back!  Saturday, September 17 10am - 2pm Larz Anderson Park, Brookline

The 2nd Annual
C1 Fall Kick Back

Saturday, September 17
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline

Join us for a low-key, family-friendly outdoor party in Brookline’s Larz Anderson Park on Saturday, September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

Come catch up and kick back with the C1 staff, artists, and friends while enjoying free food trucks, music, and more surprises to come!

Welcome to our community, where every audience member, artist, student, and supporter has the opportunity to fight for social justice.

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.


C1 is all about the connections we make as a community. Connectivity is our way of bringing you in contact with our mission and with those who are also working to create a just and equitable Boston.


Through a combination of personalized dramaturgy, group workshops, and professional development classes, C1’s PlayLab Circuit is an incubator of new work for writers of varied experience levels and backgrounds.


C1’s Stage One education programs are designed to empower participants to be creative and collaborative, while developing their voice and building their skills.


"They really have a sense of where to take theater in this moment ⁠— to stretch it, to make it new, to reach different audiences... They are a company the nation is paying attention to."

Jared Bowen, WGBH

"If a production is bold, exciting, and makes me feel alive, chances are it’s a Company One production.

Christopher Ehlers, DigBoston

"No theater company has been more forceful than Company One in pushing the dialogue forward."

Ed Siegel, WBUR’s The ARTery

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