The Boston Project Podcast

Full Cast Drama Series

SpeakEasy Stage Company is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to creating meaningful conversations throughout our community. The Boston Project is our new works initiative, which supports the creation and development of new plays set in Boston. All the pieces developed through this program explore what it means to be a part of this community and tap into the full breadth of experiences and identities that make up life in the Hub.

In 2020, we created the Boston Project Podcast, investigating a new way to bring these stories to our audiences.


SERIES 1: The Usual Unusual

The Usual Unusual is a scrappy and quaint bookstore where Boston's LGBTQ+ community has gathered to shop, organize, and flirt since the 70's. When the store's charismatic founder Penn announces his retirement, neurotic staff-member Charlie persuades him to pass leadership on, rather than close the store. The staff's efforts to unite a fractured community under one banner – or simply coordinate a weekly reading night — stoke generational disputes about identity, community, and trauma, and lead to fraught and hilarious results.



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