|Theatre@First is an all-volunteer community theatre based in Somerville, MA. Founded in 2003, we fill a vital niche in the vibrant Davis Square arts scene. We draw upon the talents and support of individuals and organizations throughout the community to provide opportunities for our participants and audiences to experience quality live theatre in a variety of local venues. For more about our recent history, see our In the Press page.|
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Interrogation is a play in two parts written by the prominent contemporary Iranian playwright, Mohammad Rahmanian. The play is about two young Algerians—a boy, Naeem, and a woman, Safiya—who have lived through and participated in the anti-colonial revolution in their country. The revolution ends in victory, but when the party is over these two characters have to expound upon their horrific actions and deal with their deranged lives.
Auditions: October 29, 2018
Performance: November 29, 2018
She Kills Monsters is the story of Agnes and her quest to come to terms with the death of her younger sister Tilly by playing the D&D adventure she left behind. It's a show with monsters, kick-ass fights, romance, and a little family bonding. Join us for a celebration of all things geeky!
Performances: November 9 – 17, 2018
In this contemporary re-imagining of Cyrano de Bergerac, Cy, a former Army sergeant kicked out under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," takes on the world with her words as a blogger, blowing the whistle on sexual harassment within the Army and going toe-to-toe with her former commander. She secretly adores her friend Rose, who in turn has her eye on Cole, an inarticulate infantryman. Cy reluctantly signs on to ghost-write Cole's courtship of Rose, but lets her own fantasy take priority over the reality of the situation. This thought-provoking drama explores themes of truth, deceit and silence, and the power each has to do good or harm.
Auditions: December 10 & 11, 2018
Performances: March 15 – 23, 2019
Theatre@First was recently featured on MassRealty.com, a top site for Somerville, MA real estate. Read more at "All-Volunteer Theatre Enriches Somerville Arts Scene."
Love our shows? Want to take the memories home? You can visit the merchandise table at every Theatre@First show for a selection of T-shirts, copies of the Never After video and other fun favors. You can also purchase the custom script for the 2010 revival of The Margaret Ghost online at Lulu.com.
The mission of Theatre@First is to work together to provide a fun, friendly, and creative theater experience for cast, crew, and audience alike. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age or disability. We encourage a supportive environment in which to work, play, grow, and explore new areas of the theatre arts. We offer affordable and eclectic performances to the community, aiming to surprise, delight, entertain, and educate our audiences.
Theatre@First is part of the Massachusetts Community Theatre Corporation, a non-profit arts organization recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)3.