Company One

THE WORD on C1

“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

“The subject matter and the casting is a continuation of the laudable mission of Company One in terms of opening the theater to diversity. Everybody talks the talk, but Company One walks the walk.”
-WBUR’s The Artery

“Company One has drawn that audience, in part, by choosing plays that carry messages of social change and that contain the potential to be theatrically dynamic — then delivering on those messages and that potential.”
-The Boston Globe

plazthtrCompany One Theatre’s mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and the development of civically engaged artists.

Recently called one of the ten “most inspiring and innovative theatre companies on our national landscape” by the American Theatre Wing (The Tony Awards), C1 is an award-winning nonprofit theatre company in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. Since our inception in 1998, we’ve become nationally known for providing the most progressive, racially and socially provocative programming in Boston. Company One Theatre has been instrumental in diversifying Boston’s theatre community of artists and audiences, staging more than 60 professional productions with a culturally diverse range of playwrights and performers. Additionally, its in-school and extracurricular educational programs have enriched the lives of over 10,000 students.

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