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Announcing the Masqueraders of 7 Rooms

We've united seven local playwrights and seven local directors to construct seven new short plays to fill the unique rooms of the famous manor from Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story.

7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death will be presented virtually in July 2021. Exact dates and times to be announced.

Meet the Playwrights and Directors!

We're also still seeking podded actors and staff to inhabit the house. Auditions for actors will be held virtually Thursday, April 29.

Learn more and apply

Calls for 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death, a New Works Project

Flat Earth Theatre seeks to assemble 7 playwrights, 7 directors, podded actors, and staff/crew members with diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, styles, and creative voices to collaborate on a new works project inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story "The Masque of the Red Death."

The show will be presented virtually in the Summer 2021, currently targeting early July. Visit our Work With Us page to learn more and sign up to join our masquerade!

Sign up now!

Info Session / Q&A

Thinking about submitting but want to know more? We're hosting an Open Info Session to chat with our fellow Poe fans about our masquerade! Join us for free Tuesday, March 30, 7:30pm EDT!

Register for the Q&A for free!

Fine-Tuned Universe: The Podcast

Flat Earth Theatre presented Fine-Tuned Universe by A. Lehrmitt as a live (virtual) radio play April 25th to May 30th, 2020. Now you can visit the far side of the moon any time you want by streaming the whole play as a six-episode podcast! Watch the trailer now!

Listen to the podcast on anchor.fm

Anti-Racism Action Items

Learn more about the steps we're taking to combat racism in our company and our community at flatearththeatre.com/action.

Read Our Anti-Racism Action Items

Flat Earth Theatre's Response: BLACK LIVES MATTER

A STATEMENT FROM FLAT EARTH THEATRE ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, AND THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT:

We wholly condemn the violence perpetrated against Black people by police all over this country. We support the protest efforts and the calls for change, and we stand with the communities seeking justice for lost Black lives. We reject the system of institutionalized racism that endangers and disenfranchises People of Color and instills every power structure in the country with anti-Blackness, Native erasure, and white supremacy. We are also aware that this same racist system serves our mostly white company and we benefit from it, as individuals and as a group. We acknowledge that there are times we have failed to live up to our own standards of what equality and diversity means.

As artists and activists we have a duty to bring our values into our work, onto our stages, and out into the community. We do not want to make a statement of support and then carry on as before; we know we must do better. We know that to create change we must take action. Flat Earth Theatre is a non-hierarchical, egalitarian collective of theatre makers. Because of that, before we say or do anything, we discuss our company's words and actions at great length. The more important the issue, the longer the conversation.

The Company Members of Flat Earth Theatre are taking a moment to collectively plan what concrete actions we as a company will commit to taking, now and going forward, to help dismantle systemic racism in our community. We will be meeting (virtually) and discussing this over the next two weeks so that we can make an honest, substantial, and actionable pledge to you, our community, by June 18th.

However, we understand the crisis is more immediate and all action cannot wait until then – the violence is happening now. In the meantime, the members of Flat Earth Theatre will be making a group donation to BLM, and we would encourage anyone who was planning to contribute to Flat Earth to consider supporting BLM or any of their community support networks or local bail funds (links below) this time.

For now, we say collectively: Black Lives Matter.

Donate to Black Lives Matter Boston

Donate to Massachusetts Bail Fund

Donate to ViolenceInBoston.org

Donate to the Black Visions Collective (Minneapolis)

Donate to Reclaim the Block (Minneapolis)

Donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund

Donate to The Bail Project (national)

Donate to the National Bail Out