LANE Cohort / National Partner
The Theater Offensive
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 programming. We work with and within the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and the South End to create relevant performances, then collaborate with neighbors, businesses and community groups to present works locally. The population we serve is about two-thirds people of color, which is reflected in our staff and the artists we present. Each NPN residency artist we present works inside our neighborhoods to develop relevant shows.