Did you miss auditions?

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Andy’s Summer Playhouse is happy to announce that we are having two additional days of auditions for the 2014 Summer Season!

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at the Amherst Middle School from 4-6pm,
and Saturday, May 3rd at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough.

To sign up for the Amherst auditions, email us: info@andyssummerplayhouse.org!
To sign up for the Peterborough auditions, visit our Eventbrite Page!

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***Meet Wyckham Avery***

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OUR 44th SEASON!

At the Andy’s Winter Gala on December 28th, Producing Artistic Director DJ Potter noted his commitment to providing opportunities for girls and young women (who last year made up over 60% of Andy’s participants) on and backstage in the coming season and to engaging more female writers and directors to mentor the young participants.

“The 2014 season will present stories from history and imagination about women adventurers and artists; there will be roles for girls and boys, and more professional women directors then we have had in recent past.  We are also excited to bring back Andy’s touring production to serve more kids and reach more communities.”

The touring production will be a fourth production in the season, traveling to 4 or 5 towns (depending on available sponsorship) outside of Andy’s home base in Wilton.  In addition Andy’s will continue to offer its young Play Lab program and new play festival.

 

Three Fantastic New Ideas for the 2014 Season!

1. A Touring Production.
Fifteen performers travel to various venues to put on a fully-realized Andy’s production. Fully- realized, but extremely minimal in it’s design elements. This is one of the best parts of being in the tour. The ensemble of actors become the set, become the props, and become so many different characters it will blow your mind!

2. New Seats
I feel it’s time to get comfy at the Playhouse. No more metal folding chairs. No more lack of leg room. No more (although we all have a certain place for them in our hearts) 100 year old lumpy theater seats. Friends, it’s time to have seating that can match the innovation of our productions. In the round, three-quarter thrust, tennis court… we could do it.

3. New Scene shop
Nothing crazy, just a level floor to build on and a roof to keep the rain off our power tools. Perhaps you’ve looked behind the Playhouse in recent years and have seen our current work space.   Although it’s “unique,” something we love at Andy’s, I wouldn’t call it very useful.  But we could change that too.

We could have all these things. The tour. The seats. The shop.  But these things need something in order to exist.

They need you.

In order for us to have all these amazing new things we need your support. Great or small any contribution brings us closer to our goals. I think these goals are important.  I think they are worth fighting for. I think they can make Andy’s an even better playhouse. I think we as a community can make it happen.

Thank you
-DJ Potter
Producing Artistic Director

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_MG_0089Andy’s is an innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire.  Every summer we produce entirely 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.

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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 Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation
• The Monadnock and Milford Rotary Clubs
• The Amherst Junior Women’s Club
• The Parker Nelson Foundation