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

A Boston defined by justice, equity, and artistic innovation.


About C1

Welcome to our community, where every audience member, artist, student, and supporter has the opportunity to fight for social justice. At C1…

  • We strive to create intentional, authentic theatrical experiences that uniquely integrate content, style, space, and community.
  • We amplify new stories and adventurous theatrical forms to define what’s next in the American theatre.
  • We focus on growing our students’ authority, voice, and point of view, while developing artists into the next generation of change makers.
  • Our work is responsive to what’s happening in our city, nation, and world.
  • We work towards justice by challenging inequity and oppressive systems.
  • Innovation, forward thinking, and collaboration lead the way.
  • We center our work on reciprocal relationships with community partners.
  • Representation is an act of social justice.
  • Our growth is motivated by questioning the status quo, internally and externally.
  • We strive for artistic excellence as defined by our collective community.


of our audiences are under the age of 35%


of our audiences identify as people of color


of Boston Public School students we serve identify as people of color


of our plays were written by people of color over the last five seasons

Select recent achievements:

  • Awarded the 2020 Modeling Equity Organization Award by Boston Cultural Council
  • Named Boston’s Best by Boston Magazine (2019/2017/2015)
  • National Mellon Foundation Resident Playwright Program
  • Selected to the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative
  • TASC Social Justice Award
  • Best of Boston by Improper Bostonian (2017/2013) Selected to TCG’s national Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Institute
  • “50/50 Applause Award” by the International Centre for Women Playwrights (gender parity) (2017/2015/2014)
  • Selected to the Arts Innovation Management program with Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Featured in American Theatre Magazine for innovative audience engagement and dramaturgy
  • Named a 2015 Social Innovator (Social Innovation Forum)
  • Cited in The Boston Globe as one of the “12 Ideas for Making Boston more Inclusive”
  • Awarded Official Resolution by then Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley for “countless contributions to Boston’s Art community and dedication to diversifying arts and theater in Boston.”

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