Meet the September PBFund Nominees

September 19, 2014

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September's Punch Bowl is all about giving people and organizations we already love a bit more star attention. Not only will we be treated to more of Kyle's handsome mug in his new role as Boston Opus Affair Host-extrordinaire, we're introducing three "new" nominee organizations. Speakeasy Stage, the Actor's Shakespeare Project, and GrubStreet have NEVER been featured before, which is frankly shocking because they're each so fabulous. We're excited to welcome them to the club. So come by and see these new faces, and the same old usual ones (you know who you are). Old or new, we're a pretty good looking bunch (check out the pictures Diana takes, if you're in any doubt). Who are you going to vote for?

Speakeasy Stage

SpeakEasy Stage Company is one of Boston's premiere theaters, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals.SpeakEasy’s mission is to connect, inspire, and challenge our audiences with the most socially relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston. Named Best Theater Company 2014 by the Improper Bostonian, SpeakEasy strives to present a range of shows that appeal to the many audiences and demographics of Boston. The 2014-2015 season includes new musical FAR FROM HEAVEN, controversial play BAD JEWS, world premieres NECESSARY MONSTERS and A FUTURE PERFECT, musical based on the acclaimed film BIG FISH, and Tony award nominated MOTHERS AND SONS.

Actor's Shakespeare Project


Actors’ Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.

ASP celebrated its 10th Anniversary Season in 2013-2014, and we welcome our second decade with an expanded five-show lineup for the 2014-2015 Season. In addition to our professional productions, ASP is entering its second year of year-round youth programming, including its award-winning work with at-risk youth through the Department of Youth Services. Our youth programs are in residence in the Forest of Arden room at Charlestown Working Theater.


Grub Street Boston


The stereotype is true: writers like to drink. With that in mind, we are honored and excited to be one of the nominated organizations at Opus Affair’s next Punch Bowl Event! At seventeen years old, GrubStreet as an organization is still under the drinking age. Despite this, we’ve had ample time to grow into the nation’s leading creative writing center. Our goal is to help writers discover their voice, hone their craft, and find their audience, and we are proud to have helped over 20,000 writers become better writers with our innovative and comprehensive programming.

That being said, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” so come lift your spirits with some spirits! We look forward to seeing you at the Opus Affair’s Punch Bowl event.

Vote for your favorite at Opus Affair September!

Monday, September 22, 6–9pm
Lounge at the W Hotel
100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116