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About StageSource


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 theatrical organizations.

Our current membership now includes hundreds of individual theater artists working both onstage and off (actors, directors, technicians, stage managers, designers, playwrights, administrators, and more) and over 220 theater, film, casting, audio, video, service and other support organizations. We reach over 50,000 patrons directly and hundreds of thousands more through our member theaters.

Our members live and work throughout all six New England states, New York, and beyond. 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 made possible by the staff in our Boston offices, a Board of Directors, member volunteers, and advisory committees representing our members.



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.

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.



We hold ourselves, our members, and everyone in our spaces to the following code of conduct:


We strive to increase cultural participation for all—dismantling barriers and conducting interrogations of our work, embracing difficult questions that may make us uncomfortable—with a focus on empathy, kindness, and inextinguishable joy.    

We endeavor to hold each other accountable in all spaces—trusting intent while naming impact, recognizing our personal and institutional privilege, respectfully acknowledging pushback, admitting when we are wrong, calling-in those with differing views. Doing so allows us to move forward thoughtfully, with a focus on reflection and growth.



15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA 02210

Phone: 617-350-7611

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