The Theater Offensive
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 661-1600
Fax: (617) 661-1610
The Theater Offensive creates innovative artistic/activist programs in diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (queer) communities. Growing out of a guerrilla theater troupe in 1989, we became a charter Resident Theater Company at the Boston Center for the Arts in 1993. The Theater Offensive’s OUT In Your Neighborhood strategy covers all our work. Under the two-part strategy, we oversee the creation of profound performances for Boston neighborhoods, then collaborate with neighbors, businesses and community groups to present these works locally. At the current time we are focused on the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and the South End.
TTO artistic staff works within our OUT In Your Neighborhood strategy to program theater and performance pieces that most vibrantly activate our mission: To form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to build a more honest progressive community. Each year we produce 2-3 fully realized touring pieces and we develop numerous new works by local artists. All performances we present are part of our broader community collaborations in at least one of our target neighborhoods. We choose artists in response to the needs of the neighborhoods we serve.
House Capacity: 100
Disciplines: Dance, Performance Art, Theatre, Puppetry, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline