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Welcome Jared!

After screening dozens of candidates and conducting months of interviews, the Board of Andy’s Summer Playhouse is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jared Mezzocchi as Andy’s next Producing Artistic Director.

Board President Linda Tanner commented, “We are so thrilled that after talking with many talented candidates from across New England and the Northeast we found that the best choice for Andy’s was someone who knows us well and loves New Hampshire. Jared marries his NH roots and Andy’s experience with his years of building a theater career in New York and DC, and will bring a fresh perspective to Andy’s while staying true to the values and unique nature of the Andy’s experience.”

Jared received his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College. He is currently on faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, where he leads the projection design track in the MFA Design program. Mezzocchi grew up in Hollis, NH, where his mother still lives and where he will make his summer home. He has been a regular artist at Andy’s since 2009, directing such original productions as The Lost World, The BFG, The Block and others. His production of The Lost World, written originally for Andy’s, received its DC premiere at University of Maryland this past year.

Jared will officially become Producing Artistic Director on August 1, 2015, but will be at Andy’s in June and July directing his original production of The Kid of Billy the Kid – a western coming of age tale written for Andy’s and to be performed by Andy’s kids – opening July 18. Call the box office for tickets!

_MG_0089Andy’s is an innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire. Every summer we produce original works that are performed by local artists aged eight to eighteen. Whether you’re very familiar with us, or finding us for the first time, we hope you find all the information you need. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Artistic Vision

Andy’s Summer Playhouse believes a young person’s mind is ever creating and embracing new ideas. As a children’s theater, it is our responsibility to not only nurture but also meet and challenge our participants’ ongoing creative energy. Andy’s does this by producing new work. Our original productions strive to encompass an amalgam of forward thinking artistic mediums including, but not limited to, multimedia, dance, puppetry, and music. By utilizing these various art forms within the spectrum of theater, we offer productions that can live outside of the box and thus be in step with a young person’s way of looking at the world while at the same time encouraging them to push forward to new exciting ideas.

Want to find out what Andy’s is all about? Just watch this video.

Andy’s is made possible by the generous support of our community and the following charitable groups and corporations:
• The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
• The Ann DeNicola Trust, RBS Citizens, NA Trustee
• The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
• The Amherst Junior Women’s Club
• The Cogswell Benevolent Trust
• The FP Worthen Foundation
• The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation
• The Keith M. Sullivan Foundation
• The Milford Rotary Club
• The Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation
• The Pumpkin Organization of Rindge
• Sweeney Metal Fabricators