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3571 Washington Street, #1
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


The Mill 6 Collaborative was founded in 1998 to find plays and playwrights they love and bring them to a wider audience in Boston. Productions range from local premieres of fantastic works to commissioned brand new plays by area playwrights. Mill 6 is a proud member of StageSource, the Theater Arts Marketing Alliance (TAMA) and the Small Boston Theater Alliance (STAB). Since its’ founding Mill 6 has presented twenty six productions including sixteen world premieres and ten Boston/New England premieres. They have performed plays in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Provincetown and New York City.

Original Company Members: Irene Daly, Esra Gaffin, Michael Hoch, Brierley Holbrook, Jason Lambert, Lonnie McAdoo and John Edward O’Brien.

John Edward O’Brien (Artistic Director)

John is an original company member of Mill 6 and directed their first production, A Coarse Evening, back in 1998. Since then he has directed eleven other productions including the short-run Tent Meeting and the world premiere of The Trojan Whore written by Sean Michael Welch. He has also appeared in three shows, usually in fleeting cameos most notable (and fleetingly) as Alfred in Café Society. As a playwright his plays have been performed in Boston, New York, Cambridge and Provincetown. He has worked with many of Boston’s smaller theater companies including Industrial Theater, Rough & Tumble, The Theater Cooperative, Devanaughn Theater and New Broadway Theater. He is a graduate of Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center.

Irene Daly (Co-Managing Director)

Irene is an original company member. She appeared as numerous roles in Mill 6’s first production of A Coarse Evening. She also appeared in the sequel of Coarse Acting – Stay The Coarse; as Stacy in Café Society; The Girl in This is a Play; The Oral Stenographer in The Trojan Whore, plus various roles in Mill 6’s contributions to The Boston Theater Marathon and FeverFest. Irene is also a company member of Rough & Tumble Theater and has worked regularly with Industrial Theatre and Súgán Theatre. She also has performed with the Huntington Theatre Company, Stoneham Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Queer Soup, and the Theater Cooperative.

Antoine A. Gagnon (Co-Managing Director)

Antoine joined the Mill 6 family in season 7 when he portrayed Menelaus in Trojan Whore. He has directed Marc Chun's Match in season 9 as well as several T Plays and Fever Fest productions including Bill Donnelly's Aether. Antoine is also on the board of the Small Theater Alliance of Boston (STAB).

Barlow Adamson (Artistic Associate)

Barlow directed Mill 6's productions of Underneath the Lintel and Shakespeare's R+J, marathon entries Clam and Hershel Go to the Market and Counting Rita, and rode a couple lines for the original T Plays run. With John O'Brien, he co-directed Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People. He has also directed for Suffolk University Performing Arts Office (Reefer Madness), Commonwealth Shakespeare's youth program and Devanaughn's Dragonfly Festival. Barlow is a member of Actors Equity and has performed at many of our local stages: Speakeasy Stage Company (Reckless, Almost Maine, Fuddy Meers), Lyric Stage Company (Private Lives, Arms and the Man, Noises Off, The Scene), Nora Theatre (On the Verge, The Swan), the Huntington Theatre Company (Maiden's Prayer, A Month in the Country). A former musician and currently a personal chef, Barlow often serves as Mill 6's in-house sound designer or chef de cuisine. www.bhomefordinner.com

Brett Bundock (Artistic Associate)

Brett has designed sets, set pieces or props for twelve of Mill 6 productions. He is a staunch believer that less is more and that distance is our friend. He has also designed for Rough and Tumble Theater and Suffolk University Performing Arts Office. Brett is also a freelance industrial show carpenter for companies such as Ford,Kawasaki and Mercedes. He currently lives with his family in Vermont.

Jason Lambert (Artistic Associate)

Jason has spent the last twenty years studying, making, performing and teaching theatre. He has worked as a professional actor and theatre maker with organizations throughout the country, including Annex Theatre (Seattle, company member), Mill 6 (Boston, co-founder), Theatre de la Jeune Lune, (Minneapolis, artistic fellow – regional Tony 2005), and Penguin Rep (New York, performer and co-literary manager). A founder of The Misa Table, a collaborative theatre making workshop for teaching and professional artists begun in 2004, Jason continues to act, write, and direct, as well as facilitate processes of collaborative theatre making. Jason has a BA in history from Yale and an MFA in acting from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition to many artist teaching residencies in public and charter schools, he has taught theatre at Keene State University in New Hampshire and at Rutgers in New Jersey. Jason now teaches English and theatre at Contoocook Valley Regional High School in Peterborough, NH. Current projects include a two-month residency and co-production of the new Misa Table piece 1905 with UMASS Amherst in January 2010 and an ongoing solo performance project with the dance and music departments at the University of Vermont.

Lonnie McAdoo (Artistic Associate)

Lonnie is an original company member of Mill 6. He has appeared in eleven of their productions including all three productions of Coarse Acting plays. Other roles include The Narrator in Boise Idaho; Agamemnon in Trojan Whore and The Man in A Single Look Back. He has also worked with other theater companies around Boston such as Company One and Whistler in the Dark, but he always returns to the comforting home of Mill 6.

Quotes from Critics' Reviews: See Past Productions and Read the Press Release

"...a gonzo fringe scene is emerging at the Piano Factory, in the edgy work
of Mill 6 Collaborative..."

      - Thomas Garvey for Bay Windows 2004 Year end Theatre wrap-up

“I have no idea how Mill 6 Collaborative finds these unexpected plays --
but I hope they never stop!”

      - Larry Stark of TheaterMirror.com

"Keep your eye out for the Mill 6 Theatre Collaborative"
      - South End News