A World Premiere by Kirsten Greenidge (Splendor, Milk Like Sugar)
directed by Steven Bogart
dramaturgy by Ilana Brownstein

in collaboration with American Repertory Theater as part of the A.R.T. Breakout series
with support from the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program
administered in partnership with HowlRound

July 17 – August 17, 2019
At the Commonwealth School (151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)

A site-specific theatrical experience, Greater Good moves us through the halls of Gleason Street, a progressive school that’s struggling to live up to its mission.

The latest Boston-based story from C1’s OBIE Award-winning resident playwright Kirsten Greenidge, this immersive new play interrogates our city’s history as a hub of education and asks what we’re willing to compromise for the greater good.

“Greenidge seems to have an uncanny sense of the world around her.”
— The Boston Globe

Company One Theatre is producing GREATER GOOD to AMPLIFY…

  • that “access” isn’t equal for all, especially at the intersections of education, governance, and democracy.

  • questions about who holds the keys to power, from local parent-teacher organizations, to the highest political offices.

  • the challenges that institutions and individuals face in truly living up to their missions.

  • the ways liberalism and progressivism often avoid the convergence of race and class.

  • the culmination of Kirsten Greenidge’s 3-year term as C1’s Mellon Foundation Resident Playwright, celebrating the ways she breaks theatrical and narrative norms regarding representation and inclusivity.