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 provides an avenue for the development of new work for Boston’s 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 Kira Rockwell, MJ Halberstadt, Laura Neill, Cecelia Raker, Lila Rose Kaplan, MJ Kaufman, and many more. Fresh Ink also created the Ink Spot staged reading series as another avenue 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, after producing at the Factory Theatre, the Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and First Church Boston, Fresh Ink is thrilled to be a company in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts.