Tuesday, September 10,5:30 – 7:30pm
FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Connect with 50+ Greater Boston theatre companies, and learn about their 2013-2014 Season offerings.
From award-winning work on the stages of flagship companies to remarkable and innovative pieces by adventurous smaller ones -- explore the breadth, variety, and vitality of our local theatre community, meet artists, and take advantage of Expo-only ticket offers and giveaways.
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More than 50 Greater Boston theatre companies of all styles and sizes will unite onTuesday, September 10 in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston) for the first annual Greater Boston Theatre Expo. The public is invited to attend the free event held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to meet representatives and artists from the region’s fringe, small, mid-sized, and large theatre companies, to get information about upcoming productions, and to take advantage of Expo-only ticket offers and giveaways. See below for a complete list of participating organizations.
“From the award-winning work on the stages of our flagship companies to the remarkable and innovative pieces by Greater Boston’s adventurous small theatre scene, the range of work being produced in our region is among the most impressive in the country,” says David Colfer, general manager of Emerson Stage and Expo co-organizer. “By bringing so many theatre companies together under one roof at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo, organizations will connect with new supporters, and audiences will have the chance to explore this rich marketplace in a format that is convenient, efficient, and free.”
The event is produced by a committee dedicated to supporting, promoting, and raising the profile of Greater Boston’s vibrant and gifted theatre community. The committee was originally formed to help plan the Theatre Communications Group 2012 Conference, held in Boston last summer. The committee includes leaders from the Mayor’s Office, ArtsBoston, StageSource, and a diverse group of theatre organizations.
“On a typical Friday night during the theatre season, Greater Boston theatre audiences have a choice of nearly 40 different theatrical productions from Portsmouth to Providence,” observes Michael Maso, Huntington Theatre Company managing director and Expo co-organizer. “But because of our geographic disparity, it can be easy to overlook our scope, scale, and economic impact on the region. The convergence of more than 50 organizations at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo will be a reminder of the theatre community’s breadth, variety, and vitality.”
Greater Boston Theatre Expo 2013 Organizing Committee:
David Colfer, General Manager, Emerson Stage
Christopher Cook, Director of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, City of Boston
Rebecca Curtiss, Communications Manager, Huntington Theatre Company
Anna Fitzloff, Director of Marketing and Communications, American Repertory Theatre
Anne Gottlieb, Actor
Julie Hennrikus, Executive Director, StageSource
Shawn LaCount, Artistic Director, Company One
Veronique LeMelle, Executive Director, Boston Center for the Arts
Steve Maler, Artistic Director, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Michael Maso, Managing Director, Huntington Theatre Company
Kati Mitchell, Director of Press and Public Relations, American Repertory Theater
Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston
Jeff Poulos, Executive Director, Associated Grant Makers