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Lyric Stage Boston 路 Monstrat Viam (Show the Way) Monstrat Viam by Patrick Gabridge Directed by Courtney O'Connor As her walk through the city continues through the jungle-like Boston Common, Journey and the Mayor discuss the further impending changes and threats the city is facing. On the verge of apocalypse, Journey is forced to leap back onto an uncertain path, but she

Lyric Stage Boston 路 Living Water Living Water by Melinda Lopez & Micah Rosegrant Directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons and Courtney O'Connor It's the vernal equinox of the year 2221, and Boston has been claimed by the ocean following a sustained period of global climate calamity. Returning to the city once more, Journey is shepherded by boat through the financial district and

Lyric Stage Boston 路 In Any Face In Any Face by Miranda Austen ADEkoje Directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons In a busy, bustling mob during rush-hour, Larysa stumbles into a wandering Sojourner. As their stories unravel, they realize that they are more similar than they could believe. Will Larysa figure out where she knows Sojourner from or will they remain two unlikely

Lyric Stage Boston 路 Kill the Dogs, Knock them Over! Kill the Dogs, Knock Them Over! by聽Liana Asim Directed by Jess Meyer Sojourner reveals to their friend, Yaya, that they are leaving town that night, but is in need of Yaya鈥檚 help. As Sojourner reveals their true identity, Yaya learns about a shocking family history that might ultimately impact both of their

Lyric Stage Boston 路 Monster in the Sky | The Walking Plays Monster in the Sky by Ginger Lazarus Directed by Jess Meyer 11-year old Yaya is participating in a scavenger hunt with classmate Kevin. In the wake of 9/11, the friends share moments of vulnerability as they discuss their fears, hopes, and identities. Click below to listen in the Soundcloud app or

锘 Lyric Stage Boston 路 On Paying Attention | The Walking Plays On Paying Attention by David Valdes Directed by Jess Meyer Yaya and her girlfriend, T, are on a walk to the Public Garden when they finally confront the challenge a summer of civil unrest and social change has placed on them. Can their relationship blossom? Click below to listen on the Soundcloud

Recently, we commissioned a short play entitled聽Garden State聽by Sam Hamashima for聽Play at Home!聽Garden State聽follows a bee named Polly as she embarks on an adventure to come home before nightfall after being trapped in a glass jar. As she struggles navigating around the forest, she gains the help of two fireflies and realizes how she must listen to other

One month ago, thousands raised their voices to declare that 鈥淏lack Lives Matter鈥. Protests happened across the Commonwealth, statues were removed, and books were purchased.  But for anyone who was tempted to believe that racism stops at the borders of a liberal enclave, last Friday serves as a stark reminder of why the Black Lives Matter movement is so

We at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston commit ourselves to the dismantling of systemic racism鈥攂oth in our organization and in the greater community. We need to talk.With ourselves.With our children.With our leaders.And with each other. And we need to act. With our resources: Black Lives MatterNAACPStream to Donate With our selves: 5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today75 Things White People Can Do

Here are some of the books that our staff is reading right now! 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 鈥淚t brought me to tears.鈥 - Matt Chapuran, Executive Director Set in 1922, A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov as he is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel called the Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by