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Kadahj Bennett, Rachel Cognata, and Michael Knowlton in “Hype Man: a break beat play” by Idris Goodwin (Photo by Paul Fox)

Company One Announces 20th Season

The theatre’s 20th season includes plays by Quiara Alegrìa Hudes, Qui Nguyen, and Kirsten Greenidge.

BOSTON: Company One has announced its 2018-19 season, Season 20, which will feature stories centering on the meaning of American identity.

The season begins with Miss You Like Hell (Jan. 11-27, 2019), a coproduction with American Repertory Theatre written by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown. Directed by Summer L. Williams, this musical follows a mother and daughter who, after being kept apart for years and then reuniting, embark on a road trip while threatened by the risk of deportation.

Next is Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone (April 27-May 25, 2018), directed by Michelle Aguillon. The play is Nguyen’s attempt to tell his parents’ love story through hip-hop music, comedy, and memory in order to find his own origin and identity.

Following will be Greater Good (Summer 2019). Written by Obie winner Kirsten Greenidge and directed by Company One’s own artistic director Shawn LaCount, this site-specific play will be performed at a local Boston school as audiences watch a progressive school struggle to stay true to its mission.

Additionally, Company One will be holding “PlayLab Bootcamp” (Oct. 5-7) at Boston Public Library. These intensive master classes are designed to show playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs how to build their portfolios and tell their stories using new tools and techniques.

Company One’s programming will also include Our American Story: Boston (Un)Documented, for which playwright David Valdes Greenwood will host community gatherings and interview Boston residents to share their experiences of being undocumented.

Created in 1999, Company One Theatre works to bring together the diverse communities of Boston through thought-provoking and politically relevant performances and by fostering socially engaged artists.

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