In 2003, Delvena Theatre Company, hearing the call of schools, colleges, libraries, historical societies, senior centers, housing and private organizations, decided to present productions in non-traditional spaces. The company creates edutainment - original shows designed to educate as well as entertain. In an effort to enrich the theatrical and educational experience, Delvena includes a post-show discussion between the cast and the audience.
Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 by a group of working actors. In 1996, the company moved to The Boston Center for the Arts on historic Tremont Street in the bourgeoning South End. In 1997 the company produced the American premiere of Stephen King's stage version of his novel, Misery. The company received the prestigious Boston Center for the Arts resident company spotlight award for Misery. Delvena has produced the American premieres of Henry V, Pulped. and the New England premieres of Anna Weiss and Caryl Churchill's Blue Heart. Delvena co-produced Death and the Maiden with REC Theatre (Manchester, England ) and Dark Water Theatre (Portland, Maine) at the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival in 1997.
Delvena was nominated for two Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards for acting as well as a Best Ensemble award. The company's 1997 production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was on Theatre Mirror's Best List for acting, directing and production. Delvena's productions of Anna Weiss and Beyond Therapy were also named to the Theatre Mirror's Best Play List. In 2003, Delvena's production of Blue Heart was named to Aisle Say's Best List.