About Us


About Us

Artistic Mission:
The mission of Boston Theater Company is to create new work while pushing the boundaries of theatre by exploring new ways to tell stories. We are rooted in the power theater has to unite, uncover and illuminate. We tell innovative stories that showcase the complexity of the human condition, using modes from verbatim documentary theater to movement-based non-verbal projects to music.

Operating outside of a traditional season model, we craft each year with our project-based programming. We champion collaborative expression, a commitment to artistic integrity, and are grounded in a social responsibility. We celebrate the opportunity theater has to highlight our common humanity and encourage important conversation.

Core Values:
• Social Awareness
• Artistic Excellence
• Promote Health and Wellness
• Collaboration
• Constantly Evolving
• Develop Future Artists
• Community Connection






Joey Frangieh

Producing Artistic Director

Joey made history as the youngest person to ever direct at the Shubert Theatre in its 110 years, when he directed Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon. He has worked on Broadway four times, most recently as the assistant projection designer for the Tony Nominated play The Children and Saint Joan (programmer) both shows were with Manhattan Theater Club. He is the resident designer for the Boston Theater Critics Association. Previously he was the studio assistant for Tony Nominated lighting designer Justin Townsend.  He ran the 2017 and 2018 Boston Marathon and loves Cupcakes more than anything in the world.

Sophie rich

Education Director 

Sophie is a drama educator, director, actress, and a Boston native. Sophie graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, where she concentrated on theatre for young audiences and was awarded the Winifred Ward Award for creative drama. In addition to her work with Boston Theater Company, Sophie serves as the Education Coordinator of Watertown Children's Theatre. She teaches students of all ages at The Atrium School in Watertown, The Winsor School, Wheelock Family Theater, Stoneham Theatre, and more. She can be seen performing on KidStage at the Boston Children's Museum, and she is also a member of Theatre Espresso. 

Marge Dunn is a Boston-based actor and teaching artist, and has been with BTC onstage and off since the very first production! She has performed regionally with Stoneham Theatre, Brown Box Theatre Project, Wellesley Rep, Theatre on Fire, among others. She regularly performs Sh*tfaced Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. Offstage she works at the Roxbury Latin School as technical director and occasional director and playwright. She earned a BA in English and Theatre Studies from Wellesley College in 2013.


Managing Director


Maggie Kearnan - Artistic Associate                            

Kimberly Mae Waller - Artistic Assistant

Maggie Emerson - Graphic Designer


board of directors

Dr. Nancy Kindelan - Author and editor, Palgrave Macmillan. Professor, Northeastern University

Nicole Leonard - Associate Director of Institutional Giving, From the Top.

Erica McLaughlin - Marketing Officer, Needham Bank.

Lisa Rafferty - Professor, Bridgewater State University.

Kiki Samko - Manager of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Northeastern Univeristy.