At Hand Theatre Company

Todays Date: 07/04/22
Last Update: 05/08/10 08:58:53 AM
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We give both emerging and established playwrights the chance to find their voices without having to be concerned with production values. Our directors, designers, and actors work collaboratively with playwrights on original texts – helping them shape the script, discussing relevant themes, negotiating the language of the play, and focusing the storytelling. At Hand’s theatrical productions are created using environmentally conscious means, with limited materials. We have been disturbed with the impact theatre leaves on our carbon footprint and feel that waste is not a “necessary evil” for producing quality theatre. Rather than building an entire set and creating several elaborate costumes for each production, we explore simple, creative solutions that are cost effective, eco-friendly and engage the imagination of the audience.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Letters to the End of the World  | Open: 04/29/10 Close: 05/16/10
LETTERS TO THE END OF THE WORLD revolves around Todd, a twenty-something gay man in New York City. After reading an article in a fashion magazine, Todd begins writing letters to a woman in Zambia at the forefront of the African AIDS crisis. What starts as a pen pal relationship turns into an unexpected friendship that takes him halfway around the world. He soon discovers that Africa is much closer to his heart than he thinks.

The production stars Shannon Burkett (Dead City), Francesca Choy-Kee. Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (The America Play, The Tempest with Patrick Stewart), and Charles Socarides (2006 Tony-winning Awake & Sing!), with set by Eli Kaplan-Wildmann, lighting by Ryan Bauer and costumes by Nicole Wee. The Production Stage Manager is Donald Butchko.