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, see our Press page.
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His father dead. Ghosts walking. A new king and a hasty marriage. Foreign troops on the march. Old friends with new agendas. Interfering courtiers, old rivals, and a love outgrown. Violence. Madness.
Hamlet's greatest enemy may be his own doubt in this fast-paced production of William Shakespeare's finest play.
Performances: November 15-23
Anton in Show Business
Three actresses with very different personalities and experiences are cast in a regional production of a classic Anton Chekhov play. The rehearsal process is plagued with hilarious complications, and through their shared ordeal they become as close as sisters. But will their hard work and suffering pay off?
Auditions: December 3-4, 2019
Performances: February 28-March 7, 2020
Call For Scripts
Festival@First 11: Myths and Legends
We're looking for a few good scripts for our next festival of one-act plays. Do you have a short (5–10 minutes) play with 2–5 actors that fits our theme? Submit it today — or write a new one! Details available at the link on the left.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
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, 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.