One Woburn Man Works To Make Live Shows Affordable With Theater On Wheels

Photo: Courtesy of Nate NcNiff.

LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Seeing a live show can be pricy... but one Woburn man is working to change that with a theater on wheels.

Nate McNiff created The Wondering Stage to make theater more affordable for all to enjoy. The traveling stage turns any backyard, field, parking lot, or outdoor space into a concert venue.

The Wandering Stage is a trailer that transforms into a 20-foot mobile stage and travels with its own lights, sound system, and technicians. The backstage of the trailer has costume racks, dressing rooms, and makeup stations.

"We travel with our own technicians, we travel with our own power, everything can be run off of generators," McNiff said.

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He saw how expensive it was for local artists and concert-goers to afford shows and came up with the idea.

"I started trying to think of how can we do theater with all the ritual and what it really needs, but also not breaking the backs of all these artists," McNiff said.

Since launching in 2019, the Wandering Stage has hosted a variety of events across Massachusetts including the Diversity Matters Festival in Lynn, the MFA Juneteenth Community Celebration in Boston, and the Peabody Essex Museum Block Party in Salem.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (BrookeWBZ) reports:

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