Nancy E. Carroll, Johanna Day, and Karen MacDonald in Good People (2012).
Photo: T. Charles Erickson
The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston, Broadway, and beyond and the most promising new talent to create eclectic seasons of exciting new works and classics made current. By also mentoring playwrights in the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, educating young people in theatre, and providing Boston-based companies with discounted audience services and facilities, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.
The Huntington has transferred 16 productions to New York, including two in 2012: the Broadway premiere of Lydia R. Diamond’s Stick Fly and the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, named a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Huntington champions new play development and the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which the Huntington built in 2004.
The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, which includes the 370-seat Wimberly Theatre and the 200-seat Roberts Studio Theatre, is home to most of the Huntington’s new works activities and complements its 890-seat, Broadway-style mainstage, the Boston University Theatre.The Huntington operates the Calderwood Pavilion as a community service to Boston's theatre community and audience members, providing first-class facilities and audience services at significantly subsidized rates to dozens of organizations each year, including some of Boston's most exciting small and mid-sized theatre companies.
A national leader in the development of new plays, the Huntington has produced more than 100 New England, American, or world premieres to date. Its nationally renowned education and community programs serve 30,000 young people and underserved audiences each year.
The Huntington was founded in 1982 by Boston University due to the vision and leadership of President John Silber and Vice President Gerald Gross, and was separately incorporated as an independent non-profit in 1986. Its two prior artistic leaders were Peter Altman (1982 – 2000) and Nicholas Martin (2000 – 2008).