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Mission of StageSource
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Our Mission

StageSource provides leadership and services to advance the art of theater in the Greater Boston and New England region. Our mission is to unite theater artists, theater companies, and related organizations in vision and goals that inspire and empower our community to realize its greatest artistic potential.


Our History

Founded in 1985, StageSource was originally created as an actors’ alliance. From the start, the organization focused on creating employment opportunities and a network of resources for theater artists in the Greater Boston Area. Over time, StageSource expanded its programming focus to include all theater artists. Within a few years, we merged with a group that supported organizations, so we added that type of membership to the StageSource portfolio. Our current membership includes hundreds of individual theater artists working both onstage and off and over 220 organizational members. Our membership works and operates in all six New England states and New York. Our members’ repertoire ranges from classical theater to experimental to new work to educational theater to community based organizations. They range in size from the largest institutional theaters to smaller fringe and community theater companies. The audiences we serve are as diverse as our members. StageSource is proud to provide programs and workshops that serve theater companies of all sizes in Greater Boston and New England as well as individual theater artists. 

StageSource is dedicated to the following goals:

Increasing cultural participation through advocacy, communication, and education.
Providing information, initiatives, and resources to established and emerging theater artists and organizations in the areas of employment, professional development, and institutional growth.
Fostering access and non-discrimination in the belief that theater should shape, as well as be shaped by, the diversity of the community it represents.

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