Inspiring a more tolerant and inclusive Boston where the perspectives and experiences of Black people are integral, and the theatrical landscape reflects the diversity of the city.
The Front Porch Arts Collective (The Porch) is a Black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre. Now in residence with The Huntington, The Porch seeks to create a place where perspectives and experiences of Black people are no longer novelty, but an integral part of the global conversation, and to build programs that make the entire theatrical landscape more reflect the diversity of the city. By creating an atmosphere where people see the world through differing experiences, The Porch fosters a greater understanding of the human condition that ultimately contributes to tolerance and empathy in our world. Their namesake signifies a communal spirit, inspiring them to serve communities of color and produce art that is inclusive of all communities and welcoming to all audiences, to inspire a more tolerant and inclusive Boston.