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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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?

Performances: February 28-March 7, 2020


Auditions for Eurydice

Eurydice is an emotional retelling of the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. When the soul of his young wife Eurydice dies suddenly, Orpheus must travel to Hades and save her. As Eurydice navigates the Underworld, she reunites with her father and must face a difficult choice: return to her life on earth with Orpheus or stay below with the father she loved and lost so long ago?

Auditions: March 16 & 17, 2020

Performances: May 14-24, 2020

Calls 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

Recent Press

The Somerville Times reviewed our festival-in-a-day for charity, Giving@First

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, 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.

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