Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented crew of more than 30 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!
All proceeds collected at this event will be given to ALS ONE, a local foundation dedicated to funding the research and treatment of the devastating and incurable disease, ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking. The disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms get worse over time. Currently, there is no cure for ALS and no effective treatment to halt, or reverse, the progression of the disease.
About ALS ONE
ALS ONE is an unprecedented partnership bringing together world-leading ALS researchers, doctors, and care practitioners who are focused on expediting treatments for ALS and improving the care for those battling the disease now. The unprecedented linking of minds and resources from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), University of Massachusetts Medical Center, ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), and Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) is unique for its leadership in efficiency, dedication to innovative research, and commitment to increasing access to care and treatment. Learn more about the ALS ONE's Founder and their history.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday, January 11, 20120, at 8pm
Suggested Donation - $20
With an additional $20 donation, we'll include a space for a loved one on a special dedication page of the program.
All proceeds from the evening ($1,172) went to ALS ONE.
Giving@First was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
Raising the Stakes
by Naomi Hinchen
directed by Shelley MacAskill
Alice Merrill Hunter
Interview with a Gorgon
by Greg Lam
directed by Katie Carroll
Episode 47: The Haunted Mirror
by Amanda Owens and Steve R. Owens
directed by Santiago Rivas
Three and a Mirror
by Mack Carroll
directed by Ben Cordes
When Stars Align
by Tofer Carlson
directed by Jess Viator
Trevor St. Pierre
Auld Lang Syne
by Michael Sáenz
directed by Lucas Brooks
Who Killed Mike Haddad?
by Elizabeth Hunter and Hatem Adell
directed by Meg Boeni