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There is currently a waiting list for our Needham and Driscoll Troupes. Please call our office at 617-524-7045 to add your name to the list. To join a Freelance Troupe call Executive Director Kippy Dewey at 617-274-6065.


Welcome to Freelance Players

The Freelance Players engages youth in the creation and performance of original musical theater for audiences of all ages while fostering imagination, self-expression, empathy, and confidence in young people.

Through six performance Troupes across Greater Boston and story theater classes for younger children, the Freelance Players promotes community by building bridges across ethnic, geographic and socio-economic boundaries. Each Troupe produces two original musicals a year which are performed around the community, many free of charge as a public service.

The Freelance Players troupes are proud to be a member of Massachusett’s Cultural Council’s EBT for Culture program.



Freelance Players Troupes

We look forward to seeing everyone back with us in the spring!

Click to learn more about our troupes, enrollment and more.


Our daughter loves being part of Freelance! I am so appreciative that you have created this amazing environment where the girls and the boys support each other and feel connected to one another.

Freelance Parent

Thank you for all your work with the Troupe – their performance was wonderful! My children have loved being in Freelance, and I am so impressed with the confidence they have gained, and the joy they get from being on stage. They are already excited for the spring season! Thank you for the attention and care you show to all the kids.

Freelance Parent,

Freelance was the first place where I felt like I truly belonged and had something to offer. You taught me how to use my voice and be proud of who I was. I made some of the greatest friends and was at home. Freelance gave me so much. I’m a Freelance kid, through and through.

Allie Glickman, Freelance Alum
This year’s production was a blast, and it’s wonderful how much our daughter enjoys taking part in your theatrical company. You’ve made her a thespian for life!
Freelance Parent,

We’ve two very different children enrolled in Freelance and a third counting down the days until she can audition.
Our eldest relishes her roles on the stage, and her growing role within Freelance as an ‘elder’ of her troupe and within the Freelance community.
Our son has found a comfortable space to test his courage and share in the arts: from the safety of the auditions to the support of your team as the kids move to the stage, we are watching him grow and are thankful.

Freelance Parent,

This will be my daughter’s third year in the Troupes. She loves it! I was so excited for her to participate since I was a Player. My daughter’s presence and confidence has taken leaps and bounds, and she has learned to work together as part of an ensemble.

Julie Stuecken, Driscoll Troupe Parent & Former Freelance Player

Our daughter has loved being part of Freelance Players. She feels a strong connection with the staff and other kids. Having been in other theater groups, I can definitely say that you guys do an amazing job of making each child feel known and an important part of the show. This is the reason we do the drive so far each week!

Freelance Parent,


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