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

The Interrobangers

a new play by M Sloth Levine
directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden
dramaturgy by Regine Vital
in partnership with the Boston Public Library and The Theater Offensive

January 26 – February 24, 2024
Rabb Hall @ Boston Public Library, Central Branch

FREE with Pay-What-You-Want tickets!

Something’s lurking deep in the woods of Foggy Bluffs. And as usual, it’s up to four groovy teens and a dog to get to the bottom of it. But in order to solve the mystery, the old friends must delve into their chilling past and uncover their town’s darkest secrets.

M Sloth Levine puts a thrilling new spin on a classic tale with The Interrobangers, a queer coming-of-age story about exploring identity, creating community, and finding that men in masks are the scariest monsters of all. And they might have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for these meddling kids!

Morning, Noon, and Night

a new play by Kirsten Greenidge
directed by Summer L. Williams
dramaturgy by Ilana M. Brownstein
with Boston University’s College of Fine Arts

April 26 – May 25
Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre

FREE with Pay-What-You-Want tickets!

Mia just wants her daughter to listen without talking back. Dailyn just wants her mom to quit being so overbearing. And they both just want everything to be perfect for when older sister Alex comes home for her birthday. But when a mysterious visitor from a digital dimension arrives on Mia’s doorstep, the very concepts of home and perfection are challenged.

Reality and social media blur together in the newest play from Boston’s own master playwright Kirsten Greenidge. An eccentric reflection of post-pandemic life, Morning, Noon, and Night navigates familial reckoning, digital surveillance, and the ways we can love each other after three long and traumatic years.

Company One Theatre Awarded $1.25 million from City of Boston & Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to flip the script on how Boston sees theatre

Company One Theatre (C1) has been awarded $1.25 million through two major grants to support its theatre as Public Art for Public Good initiative. Investment from the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Public Library, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has ensured that in C1’s 25th season of producing unmissable theatrical events, the catalytic company will continue serving the city’s youngest and most diverse theatre audience with free performances and programs for years to come.

Better Future Series: Seeds in the Dirt, Fists in the Air

a kid-led call to climate action

Saturday, March 23
2-4pm
Boston City Hall’s Civic Pavilion

Celebrate the arrival of spring during an afternoon of learning, creativity, and environmental advocacy with C1 and friends! Welcome the new season with hands-on activities, crafts, music, and more as we amplify collective action in the face of climate challenges and work together for a more sustainable future.

This event is especially great for families with kids ages 5-13, but we’ll have activities and actions for folks of all ages to enjoy. Snacks will be provided!

Teen Night Out

Thursday, February 22
5:30-7:30pm
Teen Central @ Boston Public Library

 C1’s Teen Night Out brings together teens from across the city for a curated pre-show hang out and pizza party! Search the library for a cash prize with our interactive scavenger hunt, and write your own poem to share at our open mic with local poet Amanda Shea.

25th Anniversary Benefit for Company One Theatre

community, change, and a new American theatre

Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm
Northeastern University
East Village 17th Floor

Mark your calendars and join us this spring to honor 25 seasons of adventurous storytelling, impactful education, and community-centered social action!

Celebrate this important milestone with C1 friends from past and present as we gather to honor our community and support for what’s next for the American Theatre. A night of tasty bites, signature cocktails, dynamic performances, and a dance party you won’t forget — show up and show out at the biggest party of the year!

Announcing our 25th Season!

all plays & events are FREE with Pay-What-You-Want Tickets

Welcome to our community, where every audience member, artist, student, and supporter can come together to experience what’s next in Boston theatre while also having the opportunity to fight for social justice. That’s the C1 way.

For 25 years, C1 has brought our diverse city together in the theatre, in the classroom, and in all of the neighborhoods we serve. These times are challenging for the American theatre, but Company One has weathered the storm of the pandemic by doubling down on our commitment to equity, education, the development of new work for the stage, and making financially accessible theatre that is designed to disrupt, connect and invigorate our communities.

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.

CONNECTIVITY

C1 is Boston’s hub for community connection. Connectivity provides opportunities for audience intersection with the people and organizations who are working to create a just and equitable Boston.

PLAYLAB CIRCUIT

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.

STAGE ONE

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

THE WORD ON C1

"Company One Theatre pushes the boundaries of narrative with a focus on marginalized stories, and has probably done more than any other institution to bring new audiences to Boston theater"

Amelia Mason, WBUR

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

Christopher Ehlers, DigBoston

"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