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Boston Phoenix Best of Boston 2010      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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Auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Auditions: August 25–26, 2015 (callbacks August 27)

Performances: Nov 6–21, 2015

    

    

    

    


Auditions: Bare Bones 18: Proof

The Importance of Being Earnest

When does genius blur into insanity? Can genius be inherited? Can insanity? David Auburn's Tony Award-winning play "Proof" explores these subjects in the portrayal of a brilliant young woman haunted by both the mathematical intellect of her revered father and the mental illness she fears that she may have inherited from him. With a sister and an ex-student, a journey of the mind siphons the equations and numbers to reveal the truth about one last theory.

Auditions: September 2, 2015

Performance: October 8, 2015

    


FirstWorks: New Playwrights at T@F

FirstWorks: New Playwrights at T@F

FirstWorks is Theatre@First's workshop program for local playwrights. In each session one full-length play is chosen and the playwright has the opportunity to work with experienced directors and actors over the course of several months. Interested playwrights are encouraged to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming submission windows. The program culminates in a staged reading of the revised script and a feedback session with our engaged and enthusiastic audience. Don't miss the next staged reading at 8pm on Thursday, February 25th at Unity Somerville!

    

    

    

    


Recent Press

Somerville, MA condos for saleTheatre@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."

    


Theatre@First Merchandise

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.

    


Our Mission

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.

Please visit our Subscription/Contribution page for more information about donating to Theatre@First. If you have any questions, please feel free to email TAFdonations@gmail.com. Thank you.