This Place/Displaced

This Place/Displaced is a new documentary theatre project giving voice to stories of displacement, gentrification, and housing inequity in Boston.

Details

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Shows are located at the Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. The theatre is easily accessible via the Sullivan Square Station on the Orange Line. For those driving, parking at the theatre is very limited. Please plan to finding street parking or to park in the Sullivan Square or Patriot Parking lots.

Friday, August 17th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 18th at 8 pm

Friday, August 24th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 25th at 8 pm

Want to learn more about housing in Boston?

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The Project

In June, we paired 8 local playwrights with community members from various Boston neighborhoods. The goal: to start a dialogue about space and place that would culminate in the creation of a new theatrical event. Woven together artfully by original compositions from Max Kennedy, This Place/Displaced opens the doors to discussion as our characters invite us into their hearts and homes. Please join us for an evening of theatre/activism to engage with our community like never before.

Playwrights

Zahra A Belyea is a multidisciplinary theatre artist and educator. Upcoming projects include STAIN, a performance project in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to gun violence.

Zahra A. Belyea

Stephanie K Brownell is a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She publishes in fiction, poetry, and drama and teaches writing at Bentley University and GrubStreet Writing Center. skbrownell.com.

Stephanie K Brownell

Kirsten Greenidge is an Obie-winning playwright, Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston University's Center for Fine Art, and resident playwright at New Dramatists. Her work shines a strong light on the intersection of race and class in America.

Kirsten Greenidge

MJ Halberstadt is a playwright, educator, and Antarctica enthusiast based just outside Boston. He is an Adjunct Professor of Writing for Film & TV at Emerson College, Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, and Dramatists Guild member. mjhalberstadt.com.

MJ Halberstadt

Manuel Aqulies Lopez Torres holds a dual degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) and Theater. MORIR SOÑANDO (DIE DREAMING) was part of The Next Stage Festival of New Work.

Manuel Aquiles Lopez Torres

Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor, director, and educator who lives and works in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Jaymes's work portrays the complex, poetic, and underrepresented lives of people of color and the urban working class.

Jaymes Sanchez

David Valdes Greenwood is the award-winning author of plays staged across the US and abroad. The son of a Cuban refugee, he is doing research for a project on narratives of the undocumented experience in Boston.

David Valdes Greenwood

Livian Yeh is a playwright and translator based in Boston, MA. Livian is a fellow at Company One Theatre's PlayLab. She was born in the U.S. and raised in Taiwan. She studied Dramatic Writing at NYU and playwriting at Boston University.

Livian Yeh

Community Partners

Janet Herrera

EGLESTON SQUARE

Egleston Square

Ronel JF Remy

BROCKTON

Brockton

Sheri Bridgeman

MATTAPAN

Mattapan

Romaine Cummings

DORCHESTER

Dorchester

Cast

Jasmine Brooks is thrilled to make her debut with Artists’ Theater of Boston. Jasmine is a graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Her favorite credits include INTIMATE APPAREL (Boston University), BALTIMORE (Boston University), DIASPORA! (reading, SpeakEasy Stage). In addition to being an actor, Jasmine is a director and directed FINAL FLIGHT for her senior thesis at BU. She has also worked at Company One Theatre as their College Coordinator. Jasmine is excited to be apart of this project and work on important new work! Visit her website at jasminerosebrooks.com

Jasmine Brooks

Dominic Carter is super excited to make his Artists’ Theater of Boston debut in “This Place/Displaced.” It’s been a great pleasure for him to  join a wonderful cast and production team. He is a local actor in the Boston area and his love for acting has always burned strongly in his heart. Favorite roles include Paris and Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet and Artemidorus in Julius Caesar, as well as many other productions in the greater Boston area. Dominic is very grateful for the opportunity that has presented itself and will never give up on following his dreams!

Dominic Carter

Inés de la Cruz is a Boston based actor. She has performed in various productions with TC Squared Theatre Company, is a member of the Boston Straeon Acting Studio, and is a Board Member and actor for the Spanish language theater troupe Escena Latina Teatro. She has been featured in various student films, as well as ESL and Spanish language educational videos. You can catch Inés as Catalina De La Cruz in seasons one and two of the comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries” on YouTube.

Ines De La Cruz

Blair Nodelman is thrilled to make her ATB debut! Previous credits include Sleeping Weazel: Picture This (Self); TC Squared Theatre Company: Crossing Flight (Laoine); FUSION Theatre Company: The Harsh (Hannah) and Humble Boy (Rosie Pye); Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure (Pompey); Tufts University: Clytemnestreia (Clytemnestra/Dionysus), The King Stag (Leander), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Kayleen), Macbeth (Witch), and Eleemosynary (Echo). She is a recent graduate of Tufts University and will be heading to Emerson College this fall for her MA in Political Communication. She is currently the Marketing Fellow at ArtsEmerson and Marketing Coordinator at Fresh Ink Theatre. Much love to her friends and family for all their support!

Blair Nodelman

Adrian Peguero is excited to be joining Artists’ Theatre of Boston and this ensemble for such a relevant labor of love. Adrian studied at Salem State University earning his BFA in Theatre Performance. Past credits include: Othello (New Rep Classic Repertory Company), To Kill a Mockingbird (New Rep Classic Repertory Company), and Clybourne Park (Salem State University).

Adrian Peguero

Trinidad Ramkissoon is excited to be making his debut with Artists Theatre of Boston in their production of This Place/Displaced. He floated through the doors of Central Sq Theater (CST) at the tender age of 13. The journey that began at CST propelled Trinidad to Boston and beyond— including Broadway where he represented the area as a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Locally, he was last seen in Company One’s production of Wig Out. In addition to acting, you will find him collaborating with The Huntington Theatre Company, Company One, and ArtsEmerson as a Teaching Artist serving Boston Public School students. Shoutout to all my babies!!!!

Trinidad Ramkissoon

Tenneh Sillah is a Boston-based actress and photographer. She became a part of the Boston theater community about one year ago. Before coming to Boston, Tenneh studied acting at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she had the opportunity to play roles such as Brighella in Servant of Two Masters, Sam in 1918 and Ursula in Much Udo About Nothing. Tenneh is also a playwright who has had two of her short plays–Who Would You Like to Speak To and The Outlines They Live–premiere at the Abingdon Theater and The Barrow Group. When she is not acting or working Tenneh spends her time photographing and editing photos. She is extremely excited to be a part of This Place/Displaced and the powerful story this production has to tell.

Tenneh Sillah

Can’t wait?

Check out these blog posts from our dramaturgs Hayley Spivey and Julia Davidovitz!

We’re back! ATB Summer Happenings and This Place/Displaced

  And we’re back! With the successful presentation of our first summer happening on July 7th, Artists’ Theater of Boston has launched itself back onto the Boston theater scene after a two-year hiatus. We took some time to redefine our company’s direction and values, and are excited to re-launch with a new set of goals […]

Production Team

Joshua Glenn-Kayden (Director)

Joshua Glenn-Kayden is the Artistic Associate at Company One Theatre and a Boston based director. Josh has directed for Fresh Ink Theatre (the world premiere of Don’t Give Up the Ship by Laura Neill), Open Theatre Project, Titanic Theatre, the One Minute Play Festival, Artists Theater of Boston, ShotzBoston, and for Company One Theatre and the A.R.T. as part of the Boston Theater Marathon. Recent assistant directing credits include Peerless, We’re Gonna Die, Dry Land, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, Shockheaded Peter at Company One Theatre; and The Light Princess and Pirates of Penzance at the A.R.T. Josh holds a B.A. in Drama from Tufts University, where he directed Tony Kushner’s Terminating, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis, and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy as his senior thesis. Other Tufts directing credits include Pippin, and Tennessee Williams’ The Chalky White Substance.

Anneke Reich (Producer)

Anneke Reich is so thrilled to be back in action with ATB producing this long-awaited project. A Medford native, Anneke is an educator, singer, actor and composer. She teaches and directs at various schools and theater organizations in Boston, where she focuses on creating opportunities for arts integration into the humanities, devised theater, and contemporary living newspaper original works. As an actor, recent credits include Bridge Rep’s Julius Caesar, Apollinaire Theater’s Blood Wedding, Imaginary Beasts’ Lovers’ Quarrels, and Artists’ Theater of Boston’s Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Trojan Women: A Love Story and Much Ado About Nothing. Anneke is also a member of Boston-based band Big Fuzzy, who just released their latest album.  She is a recent graduate of Brandeis University, where she studied Theatre Arts and American Studies.

Maurice Palmer (Associate Producer)

Maurice Palmer is a theatre artist, educator, and aspiring producer dedicated to using performance as a means to inspire civic engagement, and provide representation to ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ communities. Maurice received their BA in Theatre from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2016. While studying there they operated as the president and executive producer of the African American Student Association of Theatre & Film where they produced the works of underrepresented playwrights and created safe spaces for the ethnically diverse population of UNLV. Maurice is also a Teaching Artist with The Actors’ Shakespeare Project and an actor with True to Life Training, where they assist with the bystander intervention program “It IS My Place”. Maurice is delighted to be apart of ATB’s core team and is ready to create and inspire change with the company. www.mauricedpalmer.com

Hayley Spivey (Dramaturg)

Hayley Spivey is excited to make her ATB debut with This Place/Displaced. She is a graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Her studies focused on acting, playwriting, and dramaturgy. Her acting credits include Men on Boats (Speakeasy Stage), Crossing Flight (TC Squared), Don’t Give Up the Ship (Fresh Ink Theatre), and After the Fall, For Colored Girls…, and Big Love (Boston University). When she’s not acting, Hayley is an avid playwright and screenwriter. She can’t wait for the future projects to come.

Julia Davidovitz (Dramaturg)

Julia Davidovitz is thrilled to be working with Artists’ Theater of Boston again! She acted in some of ATB’s earlier productions (Much Ado About Nothing, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You) and is excited to take on a production team role for This Place/Displaced. Julia grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she participated in theater and earned a B.A. in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. Most of Julia’s personal and professional interests have to do with art, social justice, or a combination of the two, and she is delighted to be involved with a theater collective that shares these priorities.

Emily Bahm (Production Stage Manager)

 Emily Bahm is a Boston-based stage manager thrilled to be making her ATB debut!

Katie McGoff (Stage Manager)

Katie McGoff is a Boston-based theater artist thrilled to be making her ATB debut!

Kaleigh Ryan (Assistant Stage Manager, Props Master)

Kaleigh Ryan is a Boston-based theater artist thrilled to be making her ATB debut!

Max Kennedy (Composer)

Max Kennedy is a Boston-based composer and performer. He is a member of the band Big Fuzzy and is excited to release his solo album this summer. Max is on an endless quest to unite the weird with the lyrical. Check out his new release “Three Real Trees” at maxkennedy.bandcamp.com, and always stay tuned for new musicals about witches or Virginia Woolf.

Ben Lieberson (Set and Lighting Designer)

Ben Leiberson is a Boston-based lighting and set designer and visual artist. He is excited to continue his work with ATB after designing after designing for DETSILY?Trojan Women: A Love Story, and Much Ado About Nothing. Other recent designs include It’s Not About My Mother (Fresh Ink Theatre); Lab Rats, The Taming of the Shrew, and Echoes (Brown Box Theatre Project); Laughing Wild (Hub Theatre Company); Far Away (Whistler in the Dark); The Haberhasher! (Argos Productions); and The Aurora Project and Solace (Science Fiction Theatre Company).

Stephanie K Brownell (Costume Designer)

Stephanie K Brownell is a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She publishes in fiction, poetry, and drama. She is a winner of the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, a Gary Garrison Award national finalist, and runner-up for UT Womens Works. She has been a member of Company One PlayLab, a Kennedy Center Fellow at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a resident artist at Taleamor Park, and a Sewanee Writers Conference Scholar. Stephanie teaches writing at Bentley University and GrubStreet Writing Center while freelancing as a costume designer in Boston. Local collaborators include Company One, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, New Rep, Greater Boston Stage Company, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Repertory Theatre, Apollinaire Theatre, Titanic Theatre, Flat Earth, Bridge Rep and more. Upcoming costume designs:  Leave Me Alone! (Story Theatre Chicago), Footloose (Greater Boston Stage). Talk to her about social justice, speculative fiction, color coding, and French on instagram @skbrownell or at skbrownell.com.

Grace Trapnell (Graphic Designer)

Grace Trapnell is a Boston-based actor and theatre artist hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Theatre and Studio Art, and has called New England home ever since. Recent regional credits include work with Vermont Shakespeare, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Praxis Stage, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Learn more at www.gracetrapnell.com.

Tom King (Connectivity)

Tom King is delighted to work with ATB again, after directing DETSILY? and co-directing Much Ado about Nothing. Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, King (Ph.D., Theatre and Drama, Northwestern University) has also helped create interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Sexuality and Queer Studies and Creativity, Arts, and Social Transformation. Prior to his teaching career at Brandeis, he worked as an A.E.A. stage manager in Chicago (Remains Theatre, Wisdom Bridge Theatre).

Special Thanks

We are Performers Designers Painters Directors Mucisians Writers Artists Theater of Boston.