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Thu, Aug. 11th, 2016, 05:34 pm
lillibet: The Spanish Tragedy Opens Next Week!

Don't forget our outdoor summer show is opening next Thursday! Here are the details--help us spread the word!

by Thomas Kidd
directed by Mary Parker

The battlefields of Spain are a walk in the park in this fast-paced take on Thomas Kidd's funny, gory, tragic story of a Ghost, a Girlfriend, a Portuguese Prince, and the Spirit of Revenge! Join Theatre@First and Director Mary Parker for a fantastic evening of free theatre in Nathan Tufts Park.

Thursday 18 August
Friday 19 August
Saturday 20 August
Thursday 25 August
Friday 26 August
Saturday 27 August

Nathan Tufts Park, 850 Broadway, Somerville 02144
Rain Dates: Sunday 21 August and Sunday 28 August

Visit our website for more information!

Mon, Aug. 8th, 2016, 09:45 am
lillibet: Sign up to audition for Love's Labour's Lost (in Space!)

Sign-ups are now open to audition for Love's Labour's Lost (in Space) on Monday, Aug 29 or Thursday, Sept 1 at Unity Somerville!

Are you a fan of the Bard, or of classic sci-fi tv? Actors are welcome to read for any role regardless of gender. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

In Love's Labour's Lost (in Space), Ferdinand of Space Station Navarre and his friends vow to avoid all terrestrial pleasures to pursue a life of study for the next three years. But when the spaceship of the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies arrives, those oaths prove impossible to keep. Faithful to Shakespeare's text, our production will focus on the fantastic comedy of the script, while playing with the possibilities of setting the Bard in the vast beyond.

Mark your calendar now for our performances at Unity Somerville on Nov 11-18!

Visit the website for more information!

Sat, Jul. 16th, 2016, 08:02 pm
desireearmfeldt: Stop Kiss cast list

I'm delighted to announce the cast for Stop Kiss:

Callie:  Anna Rizzo
Sara:  Jenny Guth
George:  Dominic Berger
Peter:  Michael Lin
Detective Cole:  Seydi Sy
Mrs. Winsley:  Merrilyn Jones Taylor
Nurse:  Joan Miller

Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

Mon, Jun. 20th, 2016, 12:37 pm
lillibet: Stop Kiss Auditions Open

Hi folks!

It's time to sign up to audition for STOP KISS and help to spread the word!

Director Andrea Humez takes the helm of Diana Son's modern drama about love and identity. Check out the meaty roles on offer and choose your audition time at http://www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/stop_kiss/auditions.shtml.

July 12-13
Unity Somerville

September 23 - October 1

email auditions@theatreatfirst.org

Thu, Jun. 16th, 2016, 06:14 pm
gilana: (no subject)

Sadly, Sara Hunter, mother of our own Elizabeth and Beckie and their sister Anne, passed away last night.  Sara was a fixture in our T@F audience, and I know I always loved seeing her smiling face at our shows.

For those who want to pay their respects, here is the memorial service info.

A celebration of Sara’s life will be held Saturday, June 18 at 2 pm at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA with a collation following at the church. The Saville Chapel of DeVito Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.http://www.devitofuneralhomes.com

Donations in her memory may be made to the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington.

Wed, Jun. 15th, 2016, 09:16 pm
desireearmfeldt: Audition for Stop Kiss!

With rehearsals in progress for The Spanish Tragedy, Theatre@First is excited to announce auditions for our fall mainstage show: Diana Son's Stop Kiss!

The play is set in New York City in the late 1990s. Sara is starting a new life; Callie is stuck in a rut. Their friendship leads them both to explore new possibilities, and ultimately to romance. But when their first date is interrupted by tragedy, Callie must decide whether she is finally ready to make a true commitment. Join Director Andrea Humez for a funny and poignant theatrical adventure this summer and fall.

For more information and to schedule your audition, please visit our website.

July 12-13 at Unity Somerville

September 23 - October 1 at Unity Somerville

Don't miss your chance to be part of an unforgettable show! SIGN UP TODAY TO AUDITION

Thu, Jun. 9th, 2016, 08:19 am
lillibet: Bare Bones This Friday!

Hi folks! Hope to see you there this Friday night!

Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First is proud to present

Base Instruments
written and directed by Phoebe Roberts

Friday, June 10th at 8pm
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street at College Ave
Suggested Donation $5

Mrs. Hawking, our favorite Victorian vigilante, returns with her protegée, Mary Stone to tackle an old-fashioned murder mystery. Who killed the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Ballet? With the Hawking family on the verge of discovering Mrs. Hawking's secret and the ballet departing London for the Continent, our heroines race against time to find the culprit.

Guess the murderer correctly at intermission for a chance to win! Linger after the performance to talk over the show with playwright Phoebe Roberts and her intrepid cast!

For more information, visit www.theatreatfirst.org!

Mon, May. 30th, 2016, 06:34 pm
vanguardcdk: Announcing the cast of The Spanish Tragedy!

Theatre@First is proud to announce the cast of The Spanish Tragedy!

In order of appearance (more or less):

Ghost of Don Andrea - Aaron Caballero
Revenge - Leslie Drescher
King of Spain - Jenny Gutbezahl
General/Page of Lorenzo - Rebecca Greene
Duke of Castile - Rob Noyes
Hieronimo - Ted Overholt
Balthazar, Prince of Portugal - Angelo Alexander
Lorenzo - Brian Keller
Horatio - Samuel Clarvoe
Serberine/Viceroy - Jess Viator
Bel-Imperia - Katharine Braun-Levine
Pedringano - Sirkka Natti
Ambassador of Portugal/First Watchman/Deputy - Elizabeth McIntyre
Isabella - Katie DiMarca
First Watchman/Hangman - David Perelman

The Spanish Tragedy will be performed at Tufts Park in Somerville on August 18-20 and 25-27.

Tue, May. 17th, 2016, 08:27 pm
lillibet: Spanish Tragedy Auditions Next Week!

The Spanish Tragedy
by Thomas Kidd
directed by Mary Parker

May 25 & 26, 7-10pm
By appointment only

Directed by Mary Parker, this fun, fast-paced version of Thomas Kidd's classic revenge play will take place in Tufts Park at Powderhouse Circle on August 19-28. Come play in the park with the Spirit of Revenge in this madcap and murderous romp!

For more details and to schedule your audition, please visit:


Mon, Mar. 7th, 2016, 01:41 pm
lillibet: Deadline Reminders for FirstWorks and Bare Bones

Deadlines are fast approaching for two exciting Theatre@First programs!

Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First seeks proposals for our June reading. Directors looking to tackle a favorite script, to get back in the game, or just to squeeze some theatre into a busy spring--submit your proposal by March 18th. Directors of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply and we are especially enthusiastic about playwrights from communities under-represented in the traditional canon. Don't miss this chance to explore directing in the spare, intense setting of a staged reading.

FirstWorks: New Playwrights at Theatre@First is our workshop program for new plays by local playwrights. One full-length play will be chosen for each session of FirstWorks. Playwrights will have the opportunity to gain feedback on their work from experienced directors and actors during the revision process, followed by a staged reading in July with feedback from our enthusiastic and insightful audience. Submissions are due by April 1st.

Visit theatreatfirst.org for more information about both of these programs and how you can be involved with Theatre@First!

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