Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming

Interview: Director Pascale Florestal

We’re less than two weeks away from the opening of TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, and the anticipation is mounting! Of course, this production would not have been possible without the vision and artistry of the director, Pascale Florestal. _ Despite being one of the busiest professionals in Boston theatre, Pascale was able to find […]

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TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

In this wildly irreverent and whip-smart satire, award-winning playwright James Ijames dissects a sordid slice of American history with the goal of reimagining the future. When Sally, a young Black college student, is faced with unwanted advances from TJ, her college’s white Dean of Students, she sets out, amidst a swirl of marching bands, beauty pageants, and bubbly tour guides, to dismantle the legacies that bind us.

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Paul Daigneault on Our Year of Intermission

What everyone hoped would be just a short intermission has now run a year. On March 12, 2020, Covid-19 brought down the curtain on SpeakEasy Stage Company and other Boston-area theaters, forcing companies to find new ways to tell their stories and stay connected to their audiences. It’s been a time for resilience and reinvention, according to SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, who recently shared his thoughts on the challenges of the past twelve months in this exclusive interview.  

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Pink Unicorn Resources

The Pink Unicorn explores a lot of complex topics surrounding gender – but an 80-minute performance can only be the beginning of the conversation. In addition to the panel following the performance, we hope you’ll use these resources as a jumping-off point for further learning about breaking through the gender binary.

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The Pink Unicorn Photos

To download high resolution images, click the thumbnails below, then right-click and choose “Save Image As.” 

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The Pink Unicorn

The Pink Unicorn is an award-winning solo piece that traces one mother’s journey from apprehension to tolerance to acceptance. Trisha Lee considers herself to be open-minded and accepting, that is, at least compared to the other mothers in her conservative hometown of Sparkton, Texas. But Trisha’s values are called into question when her teenager Jo comes out as genderqueer and attempts to start a Gay Straight Alliance. Faced with opposition from her family, church, and the local high school, Trisha embarks on a journey to meet her child with love.

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Subscribe to SpeakEasy’s Spring 2021 Season!

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 30th Anniversary Season continues this spring with the New England premieres of three exciting new productions: the genderqueer comedy The Pink Unicorn; the scorching satire TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever; and the inspirational tales of The Boston Project: Project Resilience.

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SpeakEasy Spring Season 2021

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 30th Anniversary Season continues this spring with the New England premieres of three exciting new productions: the award-winning solo piece The Pink Unicorn; the scorching satire TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever; and the inspirational tales of The Boston Project: Project Resilience. _ Each of these Spring 2021 shows will be fully produced and professionally […]

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Where Are They Wednesday: Leigh Barrett

One of the great joys of SpeakEasy’s recent 30th Anniversary Concert was the chance to reconnect with some wonderful friends and revisit their legendary SpeakEasy performances. Among those gracing our virtual stage that night was Leigh Barrett, a member of Boston Theatre royalty, whose SpeakEasy credits include starring roles in such memorable and wide-ranging productions as The Drowsy ChaperoneThe Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Great American Trailer Park MusicalElegiesA Class ActPutting It TogetherAdding Machine: A Musical, and Songs for a New World.

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