BOOM is committed to producing works of theatre that
will be significant and enlightening to Harford County.
We will provide professional opportunities for artists and students to gain a greater knowledge and appreciation for this field. We care about making thought-provoking, meaningful theatre that makes a difference in the community and is accessible to everyone.
In the summer of 2011, our Founding Director, Ryan Nicotra, launched BOOM on a shoestring budget. The company's inaugural project was a world premiere written by Lorraine Portman, Barefoot. A successful partnership with SARC of Harford County initiated meaningful conversations about intimate partner violence after each performance. A production of Prometheus Bound followed that fall, and in 2012 BOOM announced a full season of programming.
BOOM made a commitment to produce works that were unavailable elsewhere in Harford County: important classical dramas, world premieres, and non-musical plays. After the Resident Acting Company was launched in 2013, BOOM began to produce company-generated works as part of the Brave New Works Theatre Festival and the unique 24-Hour Play Festival.
Since its inception, BOOM has given much back to the community. We’ve served thousands of students in every corner of Harford county through our FREE classes, education programs, workshops, and special events like the North East Theatre Festival (NETfest) held each winter at Bel Air High School. This past February, our 1st Annual V-Day production was able to raise $1,000 for SARC Harford County, the organization that provides protection from, and education for, violence against women.
Now entering our 6th Season, BOOM has grown into a sustainable, nonprofit theater company with an expanding ensemble. Today, the company remains committed to producing creative, smart, and challenging theater that not only enriches the local culture, but actually improves the community.I