Since settling in Boston, Brown Box has collaborated with arts centers and other properties that share a belief in accessible and public art. In Massachusetts, Brown Box has partnered with Boston Properties and the Boston Planning and Development Agency to become an integral part of the activation efforts along the Fort Point Channel. This partnership allows Brown Box to produce completely free productions for the public, primarily in unconventional and exciting spaces, and directly contributes to the city’s ambitious revitalization efforts in this area. In Maryland, a pivotal collaboration with the Ocean City Center for the Arts provides Brown Box with a unique and accessible indoor space, allowing the company to bring art to the Ocean City community year round. Brown Box continues to grow their connections and collaborations in both the Greater Boston area and the Delmarva Peninsula, and currently partners with over twenty performance venues to create and present impactful, professional, and accessible performing arts productions.
In 2013, Brown Box went international, launching its official relationship as a sister company to Ícaro Compañía Teatral in Querétaro, Mexico. With Ícaro, Brown Box has created bilingual productions of devised and scripted work for audiences in both nations. The most recent collaboration, From Water to Dust, presented a collection of one-act plays by playwrights of Latin American descent, and was performed in both English and Spanish to audiences in the U.S. and Mexico. Through their work with Ícaro, Brown Box has furthered their mission to amplify the unheard voice, spanning nations and languages.
Each year, Brown Box productions grow in size and reach, and now the company regularly tours their work into communities and schools throughout Eastern Massachusetts and the entire Delmarva Peninsula. The Project, which was once funded by a Kickstarter and the creativity of a few dedicated young artists, has grown exponentially, thanks to the ever-growing need for impactful and accessible art and generous assistance from local arts councils, community foundations, businesses, and municipal governments. Brown Box’s theatrical seasons continue to provide essential programming for all the areas they reach, breaking down barriers and enriching the cultural landscape of each community.