Awards & Accolades

2012 IRNE Nomination

Best Play: EURYDICE

2011 Spring Hubbie Award

Best Individual Performance: Phil Thompson, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

2011 IRNE Nominations

Best Supporting Actress: Kara Manson, PROOF
Best Supporting Actor: Adam Lauver, ROMEO AND JULIET 
Best Production, Small Theater: PROOF

2011 My Theatre Awards

Best Ensemble: EURYDICE
Best Director: Lindsay Eagle, EURYDICE 
Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Browne, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

2010 BroadwayWorld.com Best of Boston Awards

Best Actor in a Play (Small Theatre): Adam Lauver, ROMEO AND JULIET 
Best Scenic Design (Small Theatre): Kirsten Opstad, PROOF

2010 My Theatre Award

Best Production, Local/Independent: ROMEO AND JULIET

Praise

"The Good Doctor is IDS’s final production. But what a marvelous thing it is."
    -EDGE Boston, on THE GOOD DOCTOR

"I give them a clean bill of health and look forward to watching them germinate in other incubators around town. Break a leg, IDS!"
    -BroadwayWorld.com, on THE GOOD DOCTOR

"The Independent Drama Society’s final show utilizes the comedic talents to go out with a laugh for the audience and a whimper for the characters. A fun weekend of comic observations of the pain and guile of the human condition.” 
    -New England Theatre Geek, on THE GOOD DOCTOR

"Few local fringe troupes could assemble a cast this large, and probably even fewer would attempt Chekhov - even by way of Simon. The scene will miss the Independent Drama Society - and I will, too."
    -The Hub Review, on THE GOOD DOCTOR

"One of [Boston’s] most youthful and successful companies. Smartly current."
    -Boston lowbrow, on THE GOOD DOCTOR

"Inspired… Director Lindsay Eagle gets Ruhl instinctively."
    -EDGE Boston, on EURYDICE

"As poignant as it is fanciful, not many works hone in on the preciousness of love like Eurydice." 
    -Boston Herald, on EURYDICE

"You’ve never seen [the myth] through this particular lens before...part Greek tragedy, part dramatic improv with a touch of Fellini-inspired surrealism."
    -The South End Patch, on EURYDICE

"A fun, circus-y event. The cast is exuberant, their versatile talent and boundless energy filled with joie de vivre, in this commedia dell’arte presentation."
    -Theater Mirror, on EURYDICE

"Formidable performances prove that a new generation of professional actors are on the rise."
    -New England Theatre Geek, on EURYDICE

"Glengarry Glen Ross counts as another feather in this young company's cap; and you've only got this weekend to catch it, if you want to be able to say you knew them before they hit it big."
    -Hub Reviewon GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

"The company’s continued selection of worthwhile works demonstrates their taste, and their production value rivals companies who have been around a lot longer."
    -Boston Theatre Reviewon GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

"The Independent Drama Society will certainly become an artistic force in the theatre community... A must-see for any small theatre enthusiast."
    -Boston Theatre Review, on ROMEO AND JULIET

"Plenty of small-time companies attempt meaty work like this, but few achieve the degree of professionalism that IDS has with Proof. This is as good a take on staple American drama as you’ll see on much bigger stages around town, and on much bigger budgets. Score one for the little guy." 
    -The Boston Herald, on PROOF

"Boston's burgeoning fringe scene should take note. IDS has mounted their version of Proof with care and intelligence, and found a non-Equity cast that could hold its own with many professional ones in town. The Independent Drama Society is a company to watch, and this production is proof."
    -Hub Reviewon PROOF

"The Independent Drama Society proves itself to be a prime company to watch."
    -Boston Arts Reviewon PROOF