At Hand Theatre Company
AT HAND THEATRE COMPANY's mission is to produce original work using sustainable means. 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. Past productions include the world premieres of Mark Snyder's Lila Cante, Andrea Lepcio's One Nation Under, Brian Dykstra's Silence! and Cake and Plays...Without The Cake by Jono Hustis, as well as the critically acclaimed NY premiere of John Patrick Bray’s Trickster at the Gate. In addition to these productions, At Hand continues to nurture new work through our Staged Reading Series, helmed by director Sara Sahin. At Hand’s annual short play festival each spring, POP!, brings over 35 theatre artists together to participate in creating an evening revolving around pop culture themes.