Theater

Pascale Florestal
May 15, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The following notes by director Pascale Florestal and dramaturg Abraham Rebollo-Trujillo appear in the playbill for The Umbrella Stage Company's production of The Colored Museum, running May 20-June 5, 2022. The production is being presented in parallel to and collaboratively with The Colored Museum: Past, Present, Future, a visual arts exhibition curated... Keep Reading »
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Scenic Design Concepts for Head Over Heels
April 13, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella is thrilled to welcome back Set Designer Janie Howland to bring the boisterous world of Head Over Heels to life.  As the production gets ready to open on Friday night, April 15, we were lucky to grab a few minutes together…and a sneak peek of the magic happening behind the scenes. Janie had to get back to the stage quickly so we asked her 3 questions in... Keep Reading »
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Head Over Heels cast shots by Gillian Mariner-Gordon
April 13, 2022 by Pam Ellertson
Article by Pam Ellertson Hitting The Umbrella’s stage April 15th is Jeff Whitty’s juke box musical Head Over Heels, which juxtaposes some of the Go-Go’s most iconic pop-punk classics against a book originally published in 1593 -- an unexpected pairing to say the least. But after watching an earlier production of the two-act show and finding it impossible to go... Keep Reading »
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November 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The arts world of Boston has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, with theaters taking an especially hard blow. In light of this, the Greater Boston Stage Company, with the help of StageSource and the Creatives Who Care Initiative, has teamed up with 53 other local theater companies (including The Umbrella Stage Company!) for... Keep Reading »
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October 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
CONCORD, MA – Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, the 28th annual Concord Festival of Authors (CFA) goes LIVE online to celebrate the written and spoken word with a global audience. CFA events will take place via Zoom from October 16 to October 31, 2020 after months of collaborative planning with organizations in and beyond Concord. Event... Keep Reading »
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July 13, 2020 by Stewart Ikeda
For COVID Reboot, a Short Season of Diverse, Relevant Titles  The Umbrella Stage Company has announced a revised roster of shows planned for its 2020-2021 season, while we continue to prepare for a safe return to our brand new theaters at 40 Stow Street.With all in-person performances delayed until after the new year, the Company's shortened four-show season... Keep Reading »
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April 2, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre produces the Boston Theater Marathon (BTM), an award-winning, all-day marathon of new 10-minute plays. The plays are chosen from more than 400 entries from NewEngland playwrights, and the 50 selected plays are produced by 50 New England theatre companies who donate their time to this event. Generously supported over the years by the Boston... Keep Reading »
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November 20, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
By Gayel Gauthier August Wilson’s FENCES, one of his 10 plays known as “Century Cycle” that covers African-American history in the 20thcentury, is a riveting, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play (1987).The stage is set in front of a brick family home, where actors perform on the steps and in the yard. There is a wide expanse of other brick home fronts... Keep Reading »
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November 12, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Stage Company's newly constructed Black Box theater is a modern, flexible performance space that allows our design teams to design creative and intimate stagings for our smaller-audience productions. To kick things off in our new space with August Wilson's Fences, Dan Daly has created a lovingly researched and rendered version of an African-American... Keep Reading »
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Actor Damon Singletary
October 22, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
Actor Damon Singletary is known to The Umbrella audiences from his performance in Angels in America. And though his career as an equity actor has been on a fast-track since then through many memorable roles, he says that taking on the iconic role of Troy Maxson "feels like reaching a pinnacle as an actor...as though all of my previous work has prepared me for... Keep Reading »
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