Support

For the last 26 seasons, we have kept vibrant, high-quality theatre thriving in Greater Boston and have helped to make Boston’s South End neighborhood into an artistic and cultural destination. We provide jobs for hundreds of locally-based artists, actors, designers, directors, and technicians each year, and we train early career artists through our fellowship and internship programs, supporting them as they develop their potential. Our Elliot Norton and IRNE award-winning productions create conversations among audience members that continue long after they leave the theater — challenging, connecting, and inspiring our community.

Because ticket sales only account for a portion of our income, we depend on the generosity of our donors and corporate supporters to ensure the stability and longevity of our productions and programming. Donations of any size really do make a difference, and go directly towards furthering our mission of bringing the best new plays to Boston!

For details on our Individual Giving and Corporate Sponsorship benefit, please explore the links above.

Corporate Partnerships

Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor? Join at any of the below levels, and receive the listed benefits:

  • Gold: $5,000
    • Full page ad in program for five shows
    • 11 x 17 poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Two Season Subscriptions
    • Title Page Recognition as a Producer in the Playbill for one show of your choice
    • Four Tickets to the Signature Producers Event for that show

  • Silver: $2,500

    • Half page ad in program for five shows
    • 8.5 x 11 poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Two Season Subscriptions
    • Title Page Recognition as an Associate Producer in the Playbill for one show of your choice
    • Two Tickets to the Signature Producers Event for that show

  • Bronze: $1,000

    • Quarter page ad in program for five shows
    • 8.5” x 5.5” poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Recognition in an annual email to 21,000 patrons thanking our sponsors
    • Two Season Subscriptions

For additional information, contact Alex Lonati, Development Operations and Special Events Manager, at 617-482-3279 or alexlonati@speakeasystage.com

Individual Giving

The SpeakEasy Annual Fund supports every activity of our company – from the selection of cutting edge, Boston premiere plays and musicals to the design and production of high quality theatre with local artists. Because ticket sales cannot cover all of the costs associated with operating a professional theatre company downtown, we depend on the generous support of our community audience to make it happen. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support and commitment to our company.

Every gift makes a difference! Please consider the giving level that is right for you.

FRIENDS CIRCLE

Benefits are cumulative as the level increases.

Friend ($100-$249)
– Recognition in all of our Playbills for one year

Patron ($250-$499)
– Invitation for two to our annual Season Wrap Party

Sponsor ($500-$999)
– Four concession vouchers for a complimentary snack or non-alcoholic beverage during a SpeakEasy show

For additional information on Individual Giving or to become a donor, contact Alex Lonati, Development Operations and Special Events Manager, at 617-482-3279 or alexlonati@speakeasystage.com

SpeakEasy Stage Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your donation.

PRODUCERS CIRCLE

Producers make a significant commitment to SpeakEasy’s productions and provide the critical investment needed to support the creative vision of our artistic leaders. We are deeply grateful for their leadership and generosity.

All members of the Producers Circle are invited to various special events throughout the year that provide exclusive access to the actors, designers, and directors of our shows. Producers may also consider selecting a show to sponsor, deepening their commitment to that show. Please contact our Director of Development, Cathi Ianno, at 617-482-3279 or cathiianno@speakeasystage.com to discuss your interests.

Member ($1,000-$2,499)
All of the Benefits from the Friends Circle, plus:
– Complimentary invitation for two to all Opening Night Parties for one year
– Exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to Producers Circle Signature Events

Associate Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
All Benefits listed above, plus the opportunity to sponsor one show (based on availability)
– Title page recognition for show as Associate Producer
– Invitation to the First Rehearsal and Read-through
– Show Poster autographed by the cast
– Two complimentary tickets to the Producers Circle Signature Event for that show

Producer ($5,000-9,999)
All of the Benefits listed above, plus these additional benefits for selected show:
– Title page recognition for show as Producer
– Invitation to Technical Rehearsal
– Backstage Tour with an artist from the production
– Two additional complimentary tickets (4 total) to the Producers Circle Signature Event

Executive Producer ($10,000+)
All of the Benefits listed above, plus these additional benefits for selected show:
– Title page recognition for show as Executive Producer
– Personal copy of the performance script
– Private dinner for two guests with a member of the show’s creative team
– Full page ad in Playbill for charity or business of your choice
– Two additional complimentary tickets (6 total) to the Producers Circle Signature Event

*Producers Circle Signature Events provide an opportunity for leadership donors to have an intimate conversation with actors and creative leaders from the show in a social setting. Show schedules vary, and the selected show may offer either dinner after the 3:00 PM Sunday performance or dessert and drinks after a 7:30 PM Thursday performance. Show tickets are included if requested.

NOTE: Because we are a nonprofit organization, all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. At certain levels, the benefits offered have a “fair market value” which is not tax deductible. Please take note of the following fair market values: Associate Producer $150, Producer $305, Executive Producer $600.

For more information or to become a member of our Producers Circle, please contact Cathi Ianno, Director of Development, at cathiianno@speakeasystage.com or 617-482-3279.