To demonstrate the power of the spoken word by bringing classic, outdoor summer theatre to the people of and visitors to, Greater Boston through its Mainstage Programming
The Young Company Mission
To provide aspiring young artists, with performance, stagecraft and arts management training through the Young Company, regardless of socio-economic level.
The Shakespeare Workshop Mission
To train and re-train established local professionals in classical outdoor performance, enhancing their marketability through the Shakespeare Workshop.
What they're saying....
"Arciniegas has just the right touch, the ability to make Shakespeare speak to modern audiences... for the Publick, here is a renaissance indeed."
Ellen Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe June 2001
“…sumptuous and magical…thoroughly enjoyable midsummer night’s entertainment.”
Jon Lehman – Patriot Ledger, July 2003
"A perfect match - Publick Theatre's Arciniegas makes `Much Ado' of Shakespeare's romantic comedy."
Terry Byrne, The Boston Herald June 2001
“…staged with the kind of theatrical expertise and care that make an exceedingly difficult enterprise look easy.”
Steve Vineberg – Boston Phoenix, July 2003
“…buoyant and dazzling … pure pleasure from start to finish…”
Sally Cragin – The Boston Globe, July 2002
"Under the new leadership of Diego Arciniegas, Boston's outdoor theater on the Charles is offering better everything, singing, direction, choreography, set design, costumes, you name it."
Vicki Sanders, CitySearch.com