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Theatrescape September 2020: Fall Seaon's Fruitful Landscape

By CEEK for Boston Compass (#127)

September 15, 2020

Photo credits: Lex Weaver, Speakeasy Stage, MJ Halberstadt, Gloucester Stage, WBUR, New Play Exchange, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

With the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the incompetence of our government, it’s hard to say when live theatre will return as thousands of companies are adapting to digital formats. Even the famous Williamstown Theatre Festival is producing its entire season via Audible. The 2020-2021 season has had a weak start, but as we look towards the fall we see a more fruitful landscape. Here’s a taste of some new shows available now.

Look out for our more up-to-date listings on the Boston Compass Blog, along with our picks for FREE theatre streaming online beyond Boston.

Tips? Email —CEEK



Shakespeare on the Common Encores Every single day you can tune into the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on one of their social media channels for a monologue from a past production by some serious local talent, including John Kuntz, Paula Plum, Jeremiah Kissel, Karen MacDonald, and many more.

WHERE: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @commshakes


From the mind that wrote the movie Moonlight, Alvin McCraney pens another coming-of-age story brought to life with live gospel, spiritual and R&B music. Tickets are limited. Brought to you by the SpeakEasy Stage Company.

WHERE: Boston Project Podcast

This is a new podcast version of the SpeakEasy Company's ongoing Boston Project, which works to develop new plays. The first season of the podcast just began with their 2018 production of The Usual Unusual by MJ Halberstadt. Worth checking out.


Each month Company One Theatre focuses on one of the many crises affecting our Boston neighborhoods and brings together artists, community leaders, and policymakers to lead some critical conversations with our community. Check out Episode 01, Episode 02, and Episode 03 on their site to get a better idea, and look out for info on Episode 04.



Check out all the art and columns from September's Boston Compass at


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