One To Watch
2018 Winner: The Front Porch Arts Collective
Photo Credit: Zachary Rice
This new theater company is making a grand entrance. The Central Square Theater-based troupe is committed to training, retaining and showcasing black and brown theater artists on stage and behind the scenes, too. Its first project—a yearlong reading series of seven plays by Marcus Gardley—ran through March, and we’re on the edge of our seats awaiting its inaugural full season, set to kick off in November with Daniel Beaty’s Breath and Imagination, a production that’ll put collective co-founder and lauded local scene stealer Maurice Emmanuel Parent in the director’s chair.