Awards & Accolades

2012 IRNE Nomination


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 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


"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!", 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."

"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