New Hampshire Theater Project presents DREAMING AGAIN

New Hampshire Theater Project presents DREAMING AGAIN

In 2012, New Hampshire Humanities commissioned playwright Genevieve Aichele to write a play based on the true life stories of refugees and immigrants in New Hampshire. The result was the play Dreaming Again, which Aichele based on oral interviews with over 40 people who had left their homes and lives in other countries to settle in New Hampshire. Dreaming Again has been performed by NHTP throughout the state of New Hampshire to primarily adult audiences.

In 2013, NHTP partnered with the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough to bring Dreaming Again to a new audience, this time middle and high school students, as well as teachers and school staff. This pilot brought Dreaming Again to 16 schools and community audiences in Portsmouth and Peterborough. In 2023, NHTP will once again be working with the Mariposa Museum, which will coordinate the New Hampshire school tour.

The multicultural cast consists of four actors and three musicians playing multiple roles. Dreaming Again also uses music from many different cultures and traditions, arranged by Agnes Charlesworth.

Given New Hampshire’s role as a refugee resettlement state, this piece is just as relevant today as it was 10 years ago. Dreaming Again is a collection of stories told by real people living in our state right now. Hearing their personal experiences deepens understanding and builds empathy and connections with the audience.

David Ward is Co-Executive Director of the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation, which funds this production and tour of Dreaming Again. David says, “The Eppes-Jefferson Foundation believes the arts should inspire, educate and entertain while honoring the past and anticipating the future. Dreaming Again fulfills all of these attributes and more, including placing thousands of New Hampshire students with professionals in musical theater at a high level.”

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Adapted by Genevieve Aichele

From interviews with over 40 immigrants and refugees to the state of New Hampshire

Directed by CJ Lewis

24-26 March 2023 at the NHTP, Portsmouth NH

Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m

Touring New Hampshire from March 27th to April 8th

This project was funded by the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation


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