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Boston’s Best Ways To Get Involved In The Theater Community

July 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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Photo credit: The Lyric Stage Company (Facebook)

Photo credit: The Lyric Stage Company (Facebook)

It does not matter if an interested person can act, dance, create sets, sing or even speak publicly. There is a variety of ways to get involved with the theater in Boston without getting on stage before, during or after the show. Of course, there are also ways to get involved for thespians, dancers and the like. From volunteering to performing in the city, everyone can find a way to help the Boston theater scene keep thriving.

Boston Playwright’s Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-5443
www.bu.edu

Photo credit: Boston Playwright's Theatre

Photo credit: Boston Playwright’s Theatre

The Boston Playwright’s Theatre is associated with Boston University and is part of several of the school’s degree programs. Nonetheless, actors from outside of the school are welcome to audition and become a part of the company. Moreover, anyone can volunteer to help at shows or with some of the theater’s community programs. There are also intern programs for administrators and designers who want to get involved in the business end of running the Boston Playwright’s Theater.

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Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
140 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 585-5678
www.lyricstage.com

Photo credit: The Lyric Stage Company (Facebook)

Photo credit: The Lyric Stage Company (Facebook)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is ahead of the curve when it comes to ways to get involved. Playwrights can submit their plays for consideration. The company offers jobs and internships to qualified applicants. Volunteer opportunities, such as ushering at a Lyric Stage Company show, are available too. Donating is always an option for anyone, but with the availability of positions with this company, anyone who has time will find it more fun to be active and participate.

Small Theatre Alliance of Boston
Boston, MA 02111
www.smalltheatreallianceofboston.com

Photo credit: Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

Photo credit: Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

The Small Theatre Alliance of Boston offers an interesting way to get involved in the theatre community. This group focuses on helping small theaters, keeping them active and keeping the community involved. In order to be a part of this effort, people have to be members of the alliance. However, supporting the alliance is as easy as going to small theater shows and other offerings from companies involved with the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston. There are certainly enough of them to keep anyone busy.

StageSource Boston
15 Channel Center St., Suite 103
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 350-7611
www.stagesource.org

Photo credit: Stage Source (Facebook)

Photo credit: Stage Source (Facebook)

StageSource is one of the best resources for theaters and artists in the city. It provides connections that result in interested audiences, auditions and much more. Members do not have to be artists or organizations, either. Everyday theatergoers benefit from paid membership, which supports the initiative, by getting a 2-for-1 discount card that is accepted in more than 60 establishments in New England. Travel around, watch some theater with a friend and only pay for one ticket.

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SpeakEasy Stage Company
539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-3279
www.speakeasystage.com

Photo credit: SpeakEasy Stage Company

Photo credit: SpeakEasy Stage Company

The SpeakEasy Stage Company makes it easy for students, aspiring actors, community members and anyone else really to get involved with what it does. Auditions, play submissions and even courses are available for writers, actors, singers, etc. Then there are internships and paid jobs for individuals who do not just want to get up on stage, but want to work with the company. Volunteering comes next and is for anyone who can do the work needed to keep parties, shows and the like running smoothly.

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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