About Us

Our Mission
SpeakEasy produces intimate, entertaining plays and musicals that are new to Boston and compel thoughtful conversation. We champion new talent and future arts leaders, alongside a diverse community of experienced local theatre professionals who share our devotion to excellence. We treat our artists, audiences and supporters as collaborators, working with us to make Boston a city that is sustainable for artists.

Our Values
Heart, Loyalty, Excellence, Courage, Respect, and Joy

SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premiere theater, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals. SpeakEasy’s artistic success has garnered us numerous awards, including five Elliot Norton Awards in 2010. We also received the 2008 StageSource Theatre Hero Award for our dedication to nurturing and supporting Boston area theatre artists and for our leadership and inspiration to the theatre community of Greater Boston. SpeakEasy was named the Pavilion Resident Theater for the Boston Center for the Arts in 2007 and produces 28 weeks of new plays and musicals each season at the Nancy and Ed Roberts Studio Theater.



  • Artistic & Administrative

    • Paul F. Daigneault, Producing Artistic Director
    • Jennifer Morris, Administrative  Associate
    • Joe Juknievich, Artistic Fellow

  • Development

    • Cathi Ianno, Director of Development
    • Alex Lonati, Development Operations and Special Events Manager

  • Marketing

    • Jim Torres, Director of Marketing & Communications
    • Evan Turissini, Creative Services Associate
    • Hanne Larsen, Marketing Fellow

  • Production

    • Paul Melone, General & Production Manager
    • Dawn Saglio, Company Manager
    • Dominique Burford, Associate Production Manager

Calendar of Events

December  2017


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of SpeakEasy Stage, holding us in trust for the public. Through advocacy, financial contributions, and active committee participation, our Board:

  • Sets overall policy
  • Champions SpeakEasy in the community
  • Approves our annual budget
  • Exercises oversight of general operations

Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers is a diverse volunteer group comprised of artists and arts leaders, community activists, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. SpeakEasy’s Board of Overseers expand support, community, and leadership for the company through the following initiatives:

  • Expanding SpeakEasy’s community by opening doors for strategic partnerships and new fans.
  • Supporting the growth of SpeakEasy through financial support & volunteer activities.
  • Socializing and celebrating SpeakEasy at shows and events.

  • Board of Directors
    • Alex Baker, Chair
    • Pat Cogan
    • Paul Daigneault, President
    • Richard Davies
    • Kerry A. Dowling
    • Mark Haddad
    • Mark Hickey
    • Will Korman
    • Melissa Langa
    • Erik Ramanathan
    • Nancy Roberts
    • Jim Stiles
    • Ann Teixeira
    • Barney Weinstein
    • Clea Winneg

  • Board of Overseers

    • Michael Appell
    • Robert Band
    • Gene Bauer & Ellen Shortell
    • Rose Ann Berwald
    • Jon & Dixie Lee Borus
    • Gregory Bulger & Richard Dix
    • A. Joseph Castellana & Jim Seligman
    • Bob Chabot & Glen Doerr
    • Stacey & Chris Constas
    • Anne d’Avenas
    • Susan Darnell
    • Susan Ellerin
    • Curly Glynn
    • Laura Haas
    • Ken Hirschkind
    • William Kelly
    • Robby Morse Levy
    • Keith MacDonald & Thomas Webber
    • Jeffrey Mello
    • Roberta Orlandino
    • Jackie & Robert Pascucci
    • Ellen Piccioli
    • Ed Roberts
    • Miguel Rodriguez & Barry Hume
    • Steve Rosenblum
    • Stephen Strout
    • Michael Wartofsky & Imtiyaz Hussein
    • Sandra Weinstein
    • Hannah Weisman
    • Neal Winneg

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts about programs and productions, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you! Please use the form below, or contact our administrative offices by phone (617-482-3279), fax (617-482-3280), or email (info@speakeasystage.com).

If you wish to order tickets to any of our shows, please contact the Boston Theatre Scene box office by phone (617-933-8600), on their website (www.bostontheatrescene.com), or by email (boxoffice@bostontheatrescene.com).

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