SpeakEasy Stage Company

SpeakEasy Stage Company is a non-profit theatre company located in the South End of Boston and is led by award-winning Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault. SpeakEasy was named the Pavilion Resident Theater for the Boston Center for the Arts in 2007 and produces 28 weeks of new plays and musicals each season at the Nancy and Ed Roberts Studio Theater in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.


Since its founding in 1992, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premiere theater, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals. For the last 27 seasons, SpeakEasy has kept vibrant, high-quality theatre thriving in Greater Boston and has helped to make Boston’s South End into an artistic and cultural destination. The company provides jobs for hundreds of locally-based artists, actors, directors, and technicians each year, and trains early career artists through its fellowship and emerging artists programs, supporting them as they develop their potential. SpeakEasy’s productions create conversations among audience members that continue long after they leave the theater – challenging, connecting, and inspiring the community.

Upcoming Events

Songs for a New World
Songs for a New World
by Jason Robert Brown

Join SpeakEasy Stage for a special benefit production of Jason Robert Brown's classic Songs for a New World, a moving collection of powerful songs about life, love, and the choices that we make. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, and featuring a powerhouse Boston cast. This event will stream from May 26 - June 8, 2021.

Songs for a New World - Benefactor Ticket
Songs for a New World - Benefactor Ticket
by Jason Robert Brown

Join SpeakEasy Stage for a special benefit production of Jason Robert Brown's classic Songs for a New World, a moving collection of powerful songs about life, love, and the choices that we make. The benefactor ticket makes a deeper impact on the company, not only providing access to the production but also a tax-deductible donation to the organization (deductible amount $70). Thank you for your support! This event will stream from May 26 - June 8, 2021.

The Boston Project: Project Resilence
The Boston Project: Project Resilence
June 11-24

We Bostonians have always been known for our strong and stalwart nature, but this past year has presented challenges that have tested even the toughest among us. To celebrate the distinct and enduring spirit of this great city, SpeakEasy is commissioning five Boston playwrights to each write a brand-new, site-specific, ten-minute play that celebrates the resilience that sees us through each day.

Past Events

The Pink Unicorn
The Pink Unicorn
March 5-18

The Pink Unicorn traces one mother's journey from apprehension to acceptance. Trisha considers herself open-minded and accepting - at least compared to the other mothers in her conservative hometown - but her values are called into question when her teenager comes out as genderqueer. Faced with opposition from her family, church, and the local high school, Trisha embarks on a journey to meet her child with love. For a full content advisory, visit SpeakEasyStage.com/Pink-Unicorn.

TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever
TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever
April 30 - May 13

In this wildly irreverent and whip-smart satire, award-winning playwright James Ijames dissects a sordid slice of American history with the goal of reimagining the future. When Sally, a young Black college student, is faced with unwanted advances from TJ, her college’s white Dean of Students, she sets out, amidst a swirl of marching bands, beauty pageants, and bubbly tour guides, to dismantle the legacies that bind us. 

Packages

2021 Spring Subscription Package
2021 Spring Subscription Package
Three Great Virtual Performances

The Pink Unicorn will be available on-demand from March 5-18.

TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever will be available on-demand from April 16-22 

The Boston Project: Project Resilience will be available on-demand from June 4-10