2020-2023 Launchpad Theatre Resident
Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond.
We value artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.
Fresh Ink Theatre is a company dedicated to the development of new work on the Boston small theatre scene in a collaborative, playwright-centered manner. The company was born in the summer of 2011 and debuted at the Factory Theatre the following December with the nearly sold-out run of Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough. In the years following, Fresh Ink has worked with over 30 playwrights via a unique submission model and development process, workshopping and producing plays by David Vades, Francisca Da Silveira, MJ Halberstadt, Cecelia Raker, Lila Rose Kaplan, MJ Kaufman, Patrick Gabridge, and many more. Fresh Ink also hosts the Ink Spot staged reading series as a platform to showcase new work in process, as well as the annual Mad Dash 24-hour play festival, which brings together theatre artists from across Boston to create eight new plays in a single day. Now entering its eleventh season, Fresh Ink Theatre is a Launchpad Resident at the BCA and continues to highlight new and exciting voices from across New England.