“In today’s theater, dramaturgs do anything from mundane script management to researching a play’s historical background, from suggesting changes in a play’s structure to arranging post-show discussions with the audience.” -The Boston Globe
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“Boston’s theater community has long talked about racial and ethnic diversity, particularly in regard to actors. But recently questions about women’s place in theater have moved back into the spotlight.
“Most people are like, ‘Eh, we’re doing OK on gender, we don’t need to pay attention to that.’ And in fact we’re not doing OK on gender,” said Ilana Brownstein, director of new works at Company One Theatre and founder of the grass-roots group Playwrights’ Commons.” – The Boston Globe
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“Some of the most riveting theater in the past few years has been about race with excellent casts of varied ethnicities, from stars to supporting players.A good part of the story rests with the emergence of Company One from a fringe company to the forefront of the local dialogue. It has always been part of the company’s mission to widen the Caucasian chalk circle, so to speak, and every year its circle shines brighter, from the multiethnic “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” two seasons ago to the recent acclaimed collaboration with ArtsEmerson, “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.” – WBUR’s THE ARTERY
Diversity Onstage: Boston Theater Looks More Like Boston
“To attend one of their performances is often to feel yourself immersed in exuberance, with waves of energy pouring from the stage, usually reciprocated by an avidly enthusiastic audience that is far younger and more diverse than the Boston theater norm.” -The Boston Globe
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Company One: From upstart to mainstay
“Make no mistake — you’ll never see a production of Les Miserables from Shawn LaCount. There will be no mainstream musical, no Shakespeare classic, no blue men with marshmallow-stuffed mouths. That’s not his thing. What you can count on are actors you’ve never heard of before and plays you’ve never enjoyed before…but sure as hell will.” – Boldfacers
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Dig Boston has named Company One Theatre winner of the 2014 Dig This Award for “Best of the Best” in Fringe Theater!