ArtsBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts.
The Front Porch Arts Collective is a black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theater.
The Porch is…
A communal gathering place.
For nearly a decade, Boston has existed without a professional black theatre company employing artists of color and demanding the consideration of the major news outlets in Greater Boston. Boston’s reputation as an unwelcoming and racist city, featured prominently in a seven-part Spotlight series in the Boston Globe, highlighted issues of structural racism, including the visible cultural segregation in the arts. As a black theater company committed to rewriting those narratives, our namesake signifies a communal spirit, inspiring us to serve communities of color and produce art that is inclusive of all communities and welcoming to all audiences, to inspire a more tolerant and inclusive Boston.
The Front Porch Arts Collective will examine the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender and sexuality from a Black and Brown perspective. We exist to make art that challenges notions of the Black and Brown experience, and we seek a deeper understanding of the struggle. Additionally, we expose aspects of this experience in uniquely dynamic ways, and we are committed to providing opportunities for Black and Brown talent. We are an inclusive organization, which interfaces with communities of color by using performance in all of its forms, both to examine the Black and Brown experience and to bolst
Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2021