Curly in Oklahoma!, Tony in West Side Story, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods — there’s no role too big or song too tough for Sam Simahk, who has wowed audiences across the country over the past decade from Broadway to Houston, Texas to Fenway Park. Even at SpeakEasy, audiences have seen Sam command the stage with his powerful voice in Big Fish, and with no words at all in Small Mouth Sounds. With Sam back with us virtually for our 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert, we thought we’d ask him a few questions about his one-of-a-kind career – and if he has any advice for SpeakEasy on turning 30.read more
A published poet, a sold-out solo show, a prestigious fellowship with Arts Connect International, co-founding a theatre company… and still finishing up their senior year at Boston University. Micah Rosegrant, recently featured in our Emerging Theatre Leaders panel, is already taking the Boston theatre scene by storm: uplifting marginalized voices and challenging the status quo. […]read more
Join us for “Celebrating 30 Seasons of Groundbreaking Theatre,” a virtual benefit concert to celebrate 30 seasons of telling important stories, creating meaningful conversation, and inspiring audiences and artists alike. The evening will be hosted by De’Lon Grant (SpeakEasy’s The Scottsboro Boys and Broadway’s Come From Away) and will feature epic performances from over two dozen of SpeakEasy’s most […]read more
It was just three years ago that actor Mal Malme came ashore at SpeakEasy after a wild five-week ride in a play that sparked exciting conversations about the nature of history and who gets to tell our stories. Written by Jacklyn Backhaus, Men on Boats told a time-worn tale — the discovery of the Grand Canyon — in a bold new way: with a racially diverse cast of female, trans, gender-fluid, and gender-diverse actors portraying the expedition’s all-white, all-male crew.read more
Between her work as SpeakEasy’s Community Engagement and Special Events Manager and as an up-and-coming director in Boston, Alex Lonati wears a lot of hats. But even over six years later, she’s still remembered for her first major role in the Boston theatre scene: host of WERS’ Standing Room Only, Boston’s premier and only musical theatre radio show.
With Standing Room Only’s Kitchen Kickline on Saturday, we thought we’d ask Alex about her four years as the host of SRO to build some excitement for this weekend!read more
We’re excited to have Playwright Alexis Scheer curating Series 4 of our Play Discussion Club, entitled A Spotlight on Latinx Voices. Alexis’ play, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, recently made its Off-Broadway debut at WP Theater and was named to the Kilroy’s List in 2019. Her most recent play, Laughs in Spanish, had its world premiere at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in 2019 and was recently selected for the National New Play Network’s Annual National Showcase of New Plays. We asked Alexis a few questions about what to expect for the upcoming series of plays and what she’s been up to during the pandemic.read more
Join us for “Celebrating 30 Seasons of Groundbreaking Theatre”, a virtual benefit concert to celebrate 30 seasons of telling important stories, creating meaningful conversation, and inspiring audiences and artists alike. It is directly thanks to our generous SpeakEasy family that we are where we are today, and we could not be more grateful. Continue to […]read more