The Front Porch Arts Collective

My cherished Porch Family

It is with great joy that I share with you that The Front Porch Arts Collective is now an official Black owned non-profit business. Our relationship with Central Square Theater helped us get to this point, and we are grateful to them for their constant encouragement as we take this crucial next step to becoming an independent theatre company.

Today I want to thank you, our beloved Porch family, for helping us get to this place, and thank the team of Central Square Theater for their stewardship over the past 5 years. Central Square Theater has been a true mentor, and helped us evolve into a vibrant arts institution. The staff and leadership of CST has shown what true allyship really means. CST’s anti-racist and inclusion values have helped to create a path forward for The Porch, and we are excited to be creating space for CST to nurture the next startup BIPOC artists and organizations.

Though we are concluding our financial relationship with CST, we look forward to our continued artistic partnership with our two co-productions next season: Queens Girl in the World by Caleen Sinnette Jennings and the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ (also co-produced with Greater Boston Stage).

We are ever grateful for your continued investment in the movement we call The Porch. We have more exciting developments to share with you all soon! Watch your inbox and social media for updates.

If you would like to support us as we continue to grow, you can make a donation on our new platform.

Much love Porch Fam,

Maurice Emmanuel Parent
Co-Producing Artistic Director
The Front Porch Arts Collective