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 filmed, with the goal of offering a viewing experience as close to live theatre as possible.
“We wish we could all be together to experience these great plays,” said Paul Daigneault, the company’s founder and artistic director, “but know you will enjoy watching these smart, thought-provoking, and entertaining productions.”
“We expect to return to live theatre in the Fall of 2021,” added Daigneault.
“In the meantime, we look forward to discussing the important themes of these plays through virtual panel discussions and meetings of our popular Play Discussion Club. More details on these events will come soon, as well as news of a second term of SpeakEasy University, which offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how a show is brought from page to stage.”
Subscriptions for the three-play series, which go on sale next week, will be just $75, offering both significant savings and the opportunity to watch from the comfort of your own home. All streamed productions will be closed-captioned.
EXTENDED: March 5-18, 2021
Written by Elise Forier Edie
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Featuring Stacy Fischer
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.
The Pink Unicorn follows one mother’s journey to accept her genderqueer teenager. In telling this story, this play contains multiple instances of transphobia and misgendering as well as ableist and fatphobic language. If you have additional questions about content please call or email Alex Lonati, our Community Programs and Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 617-482-3279
New England Premiere: April 16-22, 2021
Written by James Ijames
Directed by Pascale Florestal
In Partnership with Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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.
New England Premiere: June 4-10, 2021
Written by Boston Playwrights
We Bostonians have always been known for our strong and stalwart nature, but this past year has presented challenges that have tested even the toughest among us. To celebrate the distinct and enduring spirit of this great city, SpeakEasy is commissioning five Boston playwrights to each write a brand-new, site-specific, ten-minute play that celebrates the resilience that sees us through each day.