We’re The Opposite of People.
Founded in the winter of 2013, The Opposite of People is dedicated to creating affordable, unconventional theatre that is accessible to the Boston community.
Everyone is strapped for cash these days, which makes supporting the arts more difficult when the price of admission is high. By keeping our prices low, we’ll enable more people to experience theatre.
So you might say we’re a little quirky. Whether it be a little known work, an unexplored interpretation of an existing play, or an original piece, nothing is too out of the box.
Let’s face it, not everyone in the Boston area has a car and it becomes difficult to support the arts when you can’t get to the theater. We strive to keep our productions local and accessible via public transportation.
Why 'The Opposite of People'?You know, that’s a good question and one we’ve heard a few times. Some people think it’s because we’re vampire bats, but this is false. We are, in fact, people. Confusing, we know. Perhaps this will help explain:
Because we were founded by people who got into theater though acting, we thought The Opposite of People seemed appropriate.
Meet the founders
In addition to acting Cara spends her time in the theater dancing, hair and makeup designing, and set designing. On stage credits have included Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby (Moonstruck Theater Company); Juliet, Romeo Juliet, and Ellen, The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes (The Opposite of People); Liesl, The Sound of Music (The Footlight Club); Zocha, Our Class (Tufts University Drama Department). Behind the scenes she has set designed Avenue Q (Vokes); Romeo Juliet (The Opposite of People); and The Secret Garden, Hamletmachine, and Pippin (Tufts University).
Sometimes Kristie thinks theatre will be the death of her, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Previous roles include Mercutio, Romeo Juliet (The Opposite of People); Laura, The Glass Menagerie (Winchester Players); Witch/Porter/Lady Macduff, Macbeth (F.U.D.G.E.); Roz, Moon Over Buffalo (Milton Players); and Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also runs a Shakespeare reading group, The Dead Playwrights Society, and is a board member for Moonstruck Theater Company.
Stephen, first and foremost, is an adventurer. He’s been in a shark cage, jumped off waterfalls in Hawaii, swam in open water with a dolphin in Turks and Caicos, traversed Mount Etna in Sicily, and survived the Tower of Terror. Some of his favorite past roles include Lombard, And Then There Were None; Hal, Picnic; and Stanley, A Streetcar Named Desire.