Hoping to enlarge the profile of theater in the Boston area, dozens of companies that usually compete for audiences will band together on Sept. 10 for the Greater Boston Theatre Expo.
At the free Expo — the first of what organizers hope will be an annual event — members of the general public will be able to learn about upcoming productions, capitalize on special ticket offers, and meet actors, playwrights, directors, and designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, according to organizers. It will take place in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The theaters involved range from large organizations like the Huntington Theatre Company, the American Repertory Theater, and ArtsEmerson, to midsize theaters such as SpeakEasy Stage Company and Lyric Stage Company, to fringe companies like Whistler in the Dark Theatre, Charlestown Working Theater, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Sleeping Weazel, and Apollinaire Theatre Company.
The press release announcing the Expo stated that while RSVPs are not required, they are “encouraged,’’ at www.stagesource.org/programs-and-events/gbte/