“It is our mission and pleasure to bring unique and engaging entertainment to local audiences through partnerships with creative performance artists.”
— David Gerratt
In December 2015 Fugitive Productions began producing events in The Gallery at Villageworks, West Acton’s new entertainment space intended to bring the local community together to enjoy the arts and each other’s company. The response has surpassed expectations. In Fugitive Production’s first full year of operation, we sold more than 4,000 tickets to events where people enjoyed a wide variety of music and storytelling. In 2017, we added comedy to the repertoire. Many of our events are serviced by the bar at True West Brewery featuring their own award-winning brews. Acton Coffeehouse supports our storytelling evenings by staying open late to serve our patrons. The Gallery can accommodate up to 150 people and has ample parking (for both cars and bicycles) as well as ADA elevator access.
Fugitive Productions features high-quality “blow-your-hair-back” local musicians. Our regular performers include The Love Dogs, Jeff Purchon & Friends, HighCamp, The Johnny Hoy Band, The Big Little Band and The Response. We’ve also hosted The Daniel Miller Band, The Salty Dawgs, Jimmy Connor and Lauren Weintraub, 35th Parallel, BJ Magoon, and Four-Legged Faithful, among others. Many of our patrons bring their dancing shoes to share their moves on our more-than-ample dance floor. True West Brewery brings their bar and provides discounts on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.
In the spring of 2016, Massmouth of Boston partnered with Fugitive Productions to bring storytelling to West Acton. The community response was so enthusiastic that in the fall, Fugitive Stories was born as a partnership of Fugitive Production’s David Gerratt and multiple Moth and Massmouth story slam winner Rose Saia. We bring a stellar line-up of experienced Boston-based slam winners to our stage along with local community members, most of whom are telling their story for the first time in front of an audience. While we are still busy getting the word out about our events in Acton, Arlington and Framingham, once they are discovered, people can’t wait to bring their friends and neighbors!
Boston Comedy Night
In 2017 Fugitive Productions began the “Boston Comedy Night” in West Acton. The curator and host is Wes Hazard — a 2017 New England Emmy Award winner recognized as an Outstanding Program Host/Moderator; he was named one of “5 Boston comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine. In addition to delighting audiences with his own comedy he selects a lineup of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who join Wes have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for Louis C.K. and other well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs. True West Brewery brings their full bar and provides discounts on food served in the brewery on the nights of our performances to folks who purchase advance online tickets.
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