The Freelance Players engages youth in the creation and performance of original, issue-oriented musical theater performed for audiences of all ages. Participants gain skills in acting, singing, dance and improvisation while working collaboratively and discovering empowered self-expression. Six Freelance Troupes each produce two original musicals a year, performed throughout Greater Boston. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Freelance performances have been virtual.
Our ensemble approach fosters imagination, artistic growth and self-confidence. Freelance programs uphold our organizational values of social justice, creativity, respect, cooperation, empathy and positive social change. Freelance promotes inclusive communities that build bridges across ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic boundaries. The Freelance Players is proud to be a member of Massachusetts Cultural Council’s EBT Card to Culture program.
The Freelance Troupes are funded in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston Cultural Council, Brookline Commission for the Arts, Dover Cultural Council, Needham Cultural Council and Newton Cultural Council.