Counter-Productions Theatre Company presented a variety of theatrical productions (classic, contemporary, and new works) throughout the year. We were dedicated to providing actors, directors, designers, and technicians an opportunity to practice their craft in a professional environment. We made theatre because we felt compelled to do so.
We maintained an active policy of choosing material that allowed us and our peers to stretch our wings and create art that we could be proud of. With each process we strived to create an environment of free expression while maintaining a standard of serious-minded artistic discipline. We embraced professional protocol as a foundation of effective execution of our craft while remaining open to artists of all levels of achievement. We sought to provide a level playing field for all participants who were willing to work hard for the benefit of each process. Most of all, we sought to serve the play at hand. We believed we had an obligation to honor the playwright's intent, as we understood it. We sought the opportunity to interpret the playwright's words in a collective expression of time and place for the benefit of all participants.
We were founded in 2007, initially performing at The Arsenal Center in Watertown, Massachusetts. We spent four seasons as a resident group at The Factory Theatre on Tremont Street in Boston. In 2012, we moved our efforts to Rhode Island, staging plays at The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket and Artists' Exchange in Cranston. For our final six years we were a resident company at AS220's Black Box in Providence. We presented our final production, Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams, in May of 2019.