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Plays in Place works in partnership with museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions to create exciting site-specific theatrical plays and presentations. Our experienced team of theatre-makers can help engage audiences with your site in vibrant new ways, and also provide opportunities for education, exhibit enhancement, and board and donor development.
Your institution has a dramatic story to tell. We will write and produce a play uniquely suited to your site, your audience, and your institutional goals. More than a costumed interpretation, we will create a new work of art for you and your visitors that will bring your site to life.
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Revolution’s Edge by Patrick Gabridge will be remounted at Old North Church in the Summer of 2024.
This play is set in Boston’s oldest surviving church on April 18, 1775, the day before the Battle of Lexington & Concord and mere hours before the famous “one if by land, two if by sea” lantern signals. The story centers on the interaction between three fathers, who share a faith but are politically divided, as Boston sits on the brink of war, searching for information and answers as to the best path forward for both their families and the colonies.
Pulling at the Roots: Three Plays About Northampton History by Patrick Gabridge, Talya Kingston, and Jasmine Rochelle Goodspeed at Historic Northampton will be remounted in the Summer of 2024.
This is a series of three short site-specific plays that guide the audience on a journey through three centuries of Northampton history. Set and staged in the restored historic barn and the grounds of Historic Northampton, the dramas of Pulling at the Roots examine the meaning of home and women’s search for autonomy and breathe the life of humanity into stories often flattened by history.
A Light Under the Dome by Patrick Gabridge will be produced in the Massachusetts State Senate Chamber in August of 2024.
This play is the first of three plays commissioned by the National Parks Service as a part of the Suffrage in Black & White series. A Light Under the Dome play takes place at the Massachusetts State House, on February 21, 1838, when exiled Southerner Angelina Grimke becomes the first American woman to address a legislative body. Her powerful speech about abolition also firmly asserts the full citizenship of American women. Four other women abolitionists–Maria Weston Chapman, Lydia Maria Child, Susan Paul, and Julia Williams–are all there to support and guide her through this pressure-packed moment, and they have their own moments of intense struggle to share. To be staged in the Massachusetts State Senate Chamber, under the dome where Angelina gave her original speech.