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"I've never heard of that show ... was it on Broadway?"

Once upon a time Annie was an unknown script edited daily to create a cute little musical based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie." This completely unknown musical was first produced by a regional theater in 1976. It ended up on Broadway a year later and went on to become one of the world's most beloved and often-produced musical works.

The story of "Annie" illustrates that old adage that everything starts somewhere and you never know where it will wind up! Broadway produces less than 1% of the original plays and musicals written in this country. At the factory, we work toward giving new, original works a place to find their wings and their audience. Beginning with Staged Readings and proceeding to fully-produced presentations, we work on promoting new playwrights both within NH and throughout the country.

New Work Readings

There are currently no Readings scheduled. Stay tuned for more information!
WHAT IS A STAGED READING?
A staged Reading is the step in between writing a play and having it fully produced. Actors read the play aloud in front of an audience in order for the playwright to gauge the effectiveness of the dialogue, pacing and flow, and other dramatic elements that he or she may wish to adjust before the expense and far-reach of a fully produced production. It is a crucial stage of development for a new play and the audience's response and feedback contribute to the rewrites.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Admission to our Staged Readings is only a $5 suggested donation which helps contribute to the expense of producing the reading. Your donation covers the cost of admission only.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Function Hall is available starting at 7:00 PM for you to sit down, order food or drinks, and mingle with your party as well as our actors and staff! The Reading will begin at 7:30 PM and end between 8:30 and 8:45 PM, followed by an informal Talk-Back with the Director, Playwright, and Actors regarding the play you just heard. An exciting and informal "behind-the-scenes" look at the creation of a play from multiple perspectives!

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Though not required, we highly recommend reservations since the Function Hall has limited seating.