Level Nine

See theater that’s brave, immediate and deeply engaging

On Level Nine, we offer a curated lineup of groundbreaking theater companies and emerging artists who create new work and challenge traditional notions of theater. They may start with no script or invite the audience to participate. It’s intimate. Spontaneous. You never know who or what you may discover.

I see Level Nine as an agora — to use the Greek phrase — a civic space, a place of dialogue, a place to wrestle with ideas.

Artistic Director Joseph Haj

A community can be measured by the questions its theater asks.

Former Artistic Director Liviu Ciulei

Níke Kadri and JaBen Early in We Are Proud to Present … during the 2016–2017 Season. Photo by Dan Norman.

Melinda Lopez in the ArtsEmerson production of Mala during the 2017–2018 Season. Photo by Paul Marotta .

Katie Bradley and Brian Kim in the Full Circle Theater production of Caught during the 2018–2019 Season. Photo by K. Bachman.

Norah Long and Jennifer Whitlock in PRIME Productions’ Two Degrees during the 2018–2019 Season. Photo by Dan Norman.

Cast members of Birds Sing Differently Here, which was presented by the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project during the 2017–2018 Season. Photo by Dreamland Arts.

Frank Boyd in The Holler Sessions, which was created in collaboration with the TEAM during the 2016–2017 Season. Photo by Maria Baranova.

Cast members of Not Every Mountain, which was created and performed by Rude Mechs during the 2017–2018 Season. Photo by Dan Norman.

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