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 on the Boston small theatre scene in a collaborative, playwright-centered manner. The company was born in the summer of 2011 and debuted as residents of the Factory Theatre the following December with the nearly sold-out run of Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough. Fresh Ink's unique submission model and development process have led to successful runs of plays by many other local playwrights, including Ginger Lazarus, Patrick Gabridge, A. Nora Long, Emily Kaye Lazzaro, James McLindon, and Lila Rose Kaplan. Fresh Ink also created the Ink Spot staged reading series as another avenue to showcase new work, and the annual Mad Dash 24-hour play festival. Now, after producing at the Factory Theatre, the Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and First Church Boston, Fresh Ink is thrilled to be one of the companies in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts for the next three seasons.