About Us

Stepping Stone Community Theater is an inclusive theater company where individuals with varying physical, emotional and learning abilities have the experience of performing in a full-scale theatrical production, while partnered alongside actors from the local theater community, The Part Time Players, and other individuals from the community interested in the theater arts. Our workshops focus on theater training and skill development while providing an introduction to performance. The activities include acting, singing, dancing and other workshops, as well as main stage productions.

Stepping Stone Community Theater was founded in 1996, when the mother of a young man with disabilities became concerned that she was unable to find a program or arts organization that could accommodate her son's desire to participate in the performing arts. She approached Mary Pantano, a theater art professional, and together they formed Stepping Stone Community Theater. Their first play, Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, was performed at a small VFW hall for an excited audience of 45 people.

The show was a complete success and laid the foundation for the Stepping Stone as we know it today. Last year, fifty actors and actresses and numerous support staff and volunteers came together to perform Beauty and the Beast for three shows to an audience of over 600 people. Stepping Stone is proud to have been invited each year to compete in the Mumford One Act Play Festival at the Open Sky organization in Whitinsville. Our actors and volunteers enjoy this opportunity to present their work.

All workshop and performance sites are accessible

Mission Statement

Stepping Stone Community Theatre is a non-profit theatre company that provides opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities to participate together in a high quality, engaging, inclusive theatre experience.