Support

For the last 27 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 our Playbill
    • 11” x 17” poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Company logo in an annual email to 21,000 patrons thanking our sponsors
    • Company logo on our SpeakEasy website recognition page
    • Two season subscriptions
    • Producer Recognition for one selected show. Benefits include: Pre-show announcements from the stage at a selected number of performances, Recognition in Social Media during the run of the show, Title Page recognition as a Producer in the Playbill, and four complimentary tickets to the Producers Circle Signature Event

  • Silver: $2,500

    • Half page ad in our Playbill
    • 5” x 11” poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Recognition in an annual email to 21,000 patrons thanking our sponsors
    • Link to your company’s website on our website recognition page
    • Two season subscriptions
    • Producer Recognition for one selected show. Benefits include: Recognition in Social Media during the four week run of the show, Title Page recognition as an Associate Producer in the Playbill, and two complimentary tickets to the Producers Circle Signature Event.

  • Bronze: $1,000

    • Quarter page ad in our Playbill
    • 5” x 5.5” poster placement near the entrance to the theater
    • Recognition in an annual email to 21,000 patrons thanking our sponsors
    • Link to your company’s website on our website recognition page
    • 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.

 

THOMAS DERRAH EMERGING ARTISTS FUND

In recognition of Thomas Derrah’s eternal dedication to teaching and the inspiration he provided to hundreds of students and young artists every day, SpeakEasy Stage Company has created The Thomas Derrah Emerging Artists Fund. With this fund, SpeakEasy is committing to naming two Thomas Derrah Emerging Artists a season, demonstrating our belief in the artist’s potential and helping to launch their careers.

For more information about this initiative and to make a donation in Tommy’s honor, please visit our Thomas Derrah Emerging Artists Fund webpage.

 

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.

Events

To support the work on our stages, SpeakEasy hosts a variety of special events throughout the season, most notably our annual Fall Benefit and Spring Gala. Through these entertaining and theatrical affairs, we celebrate our season’s successes with donors, subscribers, artists, and other SpeakEasy supporters, all while raising funds that directly support our mission of bringing thought-provoking, premiere theatre to Boston.

Fall Benefit

Each fall, we gather for a one night only performance of a specially crafted cabaret show, wherein SpeakEasy board members and supporters partner with Boston’s favorite artists to perform side by side in an unforgettable evening of performance and celebration.

This year, join us on Sunday, November 4th at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club for a Benefit Performance and Party at the swankiest speakeasy in town! THE POP-UP PROHIBITION PARTY, SpeakEasy’s second annual roarin’ twenties bash, is a celebration that will truly be the cat’s pajamas! Let us whisk you back to the 1920s for an evening of cabaret style performances, starring SpeakEasy friends and all the Boston artists you love. Following the show, flappers and fellas will sip on giggle water and dance the night away to music by Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits! Doors open at 6pm, the show begins at 7pm, and the juice joint will be open long into the night.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club
Doors open at 6pm

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Spring Gala

Each spring, we host our largest event of the year – a celebration of all things SpeakEasy, with a cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent auction, and the award-winning entertainment for which our company is known. At this event, we are honored to provide our donors, audiences, and artists with a celebratory evening that showcases the talent of the artists with whom we work and builds community and connections among our supporters.

This year, our annual Spring Gala will take place on Friday, April 5th at the Revere Hotel on Boston Common. In addition to an exclusive cocktail hour, a three-course meal, and a silent auction full of exciting prizes and experiences, we will be offering top-tier entertainment from the artists you love. More information coming soon.

Friday, April 5, 2019
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Tickets available in early 2019

Please contact Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com with any questions.