Andy's Summer Playhouse

Andy’s Summer Playhouse 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, with direction and mentoring by professional artists from New Hampshire and beyond.

innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire

Andy's Sustainability Campaign

To My Amazing Andy's Family,

This past year has been eye-opening for me as I learned the ropes of being your Artistic Director. Our first mission was to re-engage with our artistic community by bringing in over 25 artists from NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and beyond. We engaged with Macdowell fellows as well as many other incredible artists in our field today, creating workshops for our kids to get inspiring mentorship.  We also created two new programs, The Andy's Academy and The Greenhouse, both of which were fantastic successes.

At our 2nd Annual Auction, we announced that the 2017 season theme will be the Summer of Adversity, 2018 will be the Summer of Legacy, 2019 will be the Summer of Rebellion, and 2020 will be Andy's 50th Anniversary. 

This is the Road to 2020, and this journey is where our second mission begins. 

This mission is to redefine the financial support we seek through our community. While many of you have been an incredible source for donations, these often come when Andy's is in need of your help. We want to change this. 

So today, we are launching the Andy's Sustainability Campaign. This campaign seeks a broader community to help in smaller and more consistent ways. By clicking the button below, we are asking you to consider donating just $10, $20, or $30 a month to help us in planning these next 4 seasons. In clicking the button below, you will join an already thriving community of Andy's families, professional artists, alumni, and local community leaders who have committed to making Andy's a vibrant and innovative safe space for children to unlock their imaginations. 

Our goal is to find a minimum of 100 Andy's Supporters to commit to this small monthly donation. By doing so, we believe this will begin a new chapter for Andy's Summer Playhouse, one full of consistent growth, both financially and artistically. By creating a sustainable fundraising campaign such as this one, we hope to lower the annual financial stress while heightening the ability to focus our energy on artistic and innovative growth that celebrates the imagination of our children. 

What better way could you imagine spending $10 or $20 each month? 

Become a member of this campaign today!

With gratitude and appreciation,

Jared Mezzocchi

Tour Locations Announced!

The locations for this year's touring show are officially confirmed! "Playing Bo Peep" is traveling all over New Hampshire, bringing the magic of Andy's Summer Playhouse beyond Wilton to share with those who are far away or unable to come to us. 

August 5: Andy's Summer Playhouse @ 7:30pm

August 6: Temple Town Hall @ 7:30pm

*August 8: Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities @ 1:15pm 

August 9: Nashua Library @ 2pm

August 10: Crotched Mountain School @ 1:30pm 

August 12: Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough @ 4pm

August 13: Cathedral of the Pines @ 4pm

August 16: Andy's Summer Playhouse @ 4pm 

*not open to the public

The Greenhouse: July 15th 2016, 7pm

This past Saturday, award winning author Alex Gino read excerpts of their book, George, at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough NH. This Friday, July 15, 2016, Andy's Summer Playhouse presents their first Greenhouse Event. The Greenhouse is a new initiative of the 2016 Summer of Identity, serving as an incubator of new work between professional artists and Andy's kids.

Playwright Jess Barbagallo joined Andy's over the past week to create a stage adaptation of this beautiful book. NYC-Based director, Brooke O'Harra, joins Jess and Alex to direct the staged reading of the script this Friday at The Keller's Barn, across from Andy's. 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Qui Nguyen

CONGRATULATIONS to Qui Nguyen, our playwright for this summer's musical SAMANTHA RAI. Qui was named as one of the 5 finalists for the 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History for his work VIETGONE (produced by South Coast Rep in 2015). Among the other five playwrights named is Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright of Hamilton.

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ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016 SUMMER OF IDENTITY!
You can officially begin your enrollment process online! By clicking here (enroll now), you can fill out your registration forms and submit your deposit without wasting one sheet of paper! Once online enrollment is complete, you will receive an email outlining the next steps towards our amazing summer. To complete your enrollment, you must also RSVP here (rsvp) to one of our 3 orientations. At orientation you will be able check off your preference and availability for the mainstage productions, as well as meet many of our incredibly creative and exciting artists that will be working with you this summer.

For more information about the enrollment process and orientations, click here.

For more information about our summer season, click here.

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Thank You Alumni!

On Monday, December 7, 2015, a group of incredibly innovative human beings gathered in NYC at HERE Arts Center to celebrate their massive successes, their appreciation for the arts, and their favorite childhood experiences. They have pushed themselves and those around them to think deeper, question further, and push harder into the advancement of their communities.

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