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There are plenty of ways to make a philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage. However you choose to give, your donation will impact our ability to produce SpeakEasy’s unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking and compelling theatre. Thank you! Individual giving We …

Announcing Our 2022-23 Season!

Asaka and the cast members of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND dance to the song Mama Will Provide

HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING by Will ArberyDirected by Marianna Bassham SEP 9 – 0CT 8, 2022 WINNER! 2020 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play! One week after the Charlottesville riots in 2017, four young conservatives gather in a Wyoming …

The Inheritance Photos

A production photo from THE INHERITANCE

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40 Years and Counting: A Timeline of the AIDS Epidemic

Over the course of its epic six-hour run time, Matthew López’s The Inheritance examines all of gay life — the past, the present, and the future. However, the conversations that this play seeks to have are inextricably linked to the …

Once on This Island Production Photos

Ti Moune, played by actress Peli Naomi Woods, dances in a red dress in front of the cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and onlooking audience members.

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An Interview with Once On This Island Director Pascale Florestal

Pascale Florestal addresses the audience at SpeakEasy's branding event in August 2021. Photo by Benjamin Rose Photography.

What attracted you to this project?  Why did you want to direct Once on This Island for SpeakEasy Stage?I saw the 2017 Revival on Broadway and fell in love with the show. As a Haitian American, I loved that there was a musical …

People, Places & things Production Photos

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AN INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS‘ MARIANNA BASSHAM

What is the plot of People, Places & Things?Emma is performing her big scene in Chekhov’s The Seagull, but she can’t get through it because whatever drug or drugs that she’s on won’t let her. Shift to rehab, a place …

An Introduction To The Scenic World of PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS

by Scenic Designer Jeffrey Petersen The play is driven by Emma, our protagonist, who has constructed a fragile identity around her ability as an actress to mask her true self. Her actions throughout the play reveal a deep dysfunction in …

Play Discussion Club

Join us for our SpeakEasy Play Discussion Club, a weekly discussion surrounding some of today’s most exciting scripts!

An Interview with Director David R. Gammons

What attracted you to People, Places & Things?  Why did you want to direct this play?It was, in fact, Marianna Bassham who pointed me toward this particular play!  She saw the original National Theatre (London) production when it toured to St. Ann’s Warehouse …

Our 2021 Annual Report

SpeakEasy Stage Company is pleased to present our Annual Report for our 30th season covering the period July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Thank you to all who supported us during our virtual year! It’s because of you that …