Arsenal Center for the Arts
Located in Watertown, MA, the Arsenal Center for the Arts is a vibrant multidisciplinary venue that houses the 350-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and a 90-seat Black Box theater. Regular offerings include gallery exhibits, art classes and workshops for children and adults, concert series (from jazz to contemporary) and literary/art discussions. A fine arts and crafts retail shop, artist studios, and three resident companies (New Repertory Theatre, Watertown Children’s Theatre & The Quilters’ Connection) share the space. This unique architectural landmark is available for corporate rentals, birthday parties and events. Membership information at www.arsenalarts.org or call (617) 923-0100. Ten minutes from Boston, the Arsenal Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 321 Arsenal Street with free parking.
Learn more: www.arsenalarts.org
New Repertory Theatre
Now entering its third decade, New Rep has established itself as a leading Boston theatre company that produces electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions. These plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance with our lives–here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.
Historically, New Rep’s most successful productions have been plays of deep emotions and large ideas, plays in which the actors’ work on an intimate stage brings the audience deeper into the play.
Learn more: www.newrep.org
Consortium of Boston Area Children’s Theatres (CBACT)
In 2005, Steve Smith of the Arlington Children’s Theater and Chris Lowey of the UnCommon Theatre in Mansfield, came up with the idea of a consortium of children’s theaters in the Boston area. They pictured a collaborative group which could be a clearinghouse for information and resources.
That winter, they wrote to over 20 theaters in the Boston area, inviting them to meet at Wheelock Family Theatre on January 22, 2006. Since that first meeting, over two dozen theaters have participated in bi-monthly meetings, culminating in CBACT’s first-ever Children’s Theater Festival during the summer of 2008, co-hosted by the Watertown Children’s Theatre and ArsenalARTS.
Member theaters have shared resources, personnel, organizational information, costumes, sets—you name it. The organization is everything Steve and Chris had hoped it would be, and it’s becoming even more!
The CBACT mission is to provide a network for and foster collaboration between Boston-area children’s theaters, to enhance access to resources and audiences, to share ideas and to build upon and ensure one another’s success, and to broaden the rewarding, long lasting effects of children’s theatre on both the public and its participants. WCT has been a proud member of CBACT since its creation in 2006!
Learn more: www.cbact.org