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Flying Orb Productions

Out of the Dark: Experimental Film, Dance & Performance Art
219 Jackson St., #401

Founded in 2005 by James Higgins with original cast members Monica Veth and Sophy Leng, Flying Orb continues to explore the dark, light and spiritual, always looking for a few new doors to open.

Image Theater

Headquartered in Lowell and founded by Jerry Bisantz and Ann Garvin, the Image Theater Company was formed to bring more opportunities to emerging talents -- writers, actors, directors and composers -- in Massachusetts and surrounding communities. In addition to producing and performing new works, they host three renowned annual events in Lowell: "Naughty Readings," "Femnoire: The Women's Playwriting Festival," and "City Stories."

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

50 E. Merrimack St.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is the only professional theatre company serving Lowell and the surrounding communities, and one of just three theatres in the state (along with Huntington Theatre Company and ART) who are members of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the national organization representing America’s leading non-profit theatre companies.  MRT creates and presents seven productions of mostly contemporary and new plays each year between September and May.  Each production runs four weeks and is newly created as a unique work of theatrical art by nationally recognized actors, directors and designers from New York, Boston and across the country, who are attracted to Lowell by MRT’s reputation for artistic excellence, by the opportunity to work on fresh and engaging material and for the reward of creating theatre for an uncommonly intelligent and appreciative audience.  MRT attracts over 40,000 people each season to its newly renovated Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, which is located in Liberty Hall adjacent to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in historic downtown Lowell.  Ample municipal parking and many restaurants are within walking distance of the theatre.  Discounted season subscriptions and single tickets are available at all times.


Studio 506 Theater

Studio 506 is an ensemble of artists based out of Lowell, Massachusetts sharing stories in relevant and innovative ways. We strive to bring the community together through shared experiences.

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