Adapted by Genevieve Aichele
From interviews with over 40 immigrants and refugees to the state of New Hampshire
Directed by CJ Lewis
Live at NH Theatre Project
Fri/Sat: March 24 & 25 ｜ 8:00pm
Sun: March 26 ｜2:00pm
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$30 general admission, $26 students, seniors, veterans
In 2012, New Hampshire Humanities commissioned playwright Genevieve Aichele to write a play based on the real 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 homes and lives in other countries to resettle in New Hampshire. Dreaming Again was performed by the NHTP across the state of New Hampshire to primarily adult audiences.
In 2013, NHTP collaborated with the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough to bring Dreaming Again to a new audience, this time middle and high school students and teachers and school staff. That pilot brought Dreaming Again to 16 schools as well as to community audiences in Portsmouth and Peterborough. In 2023, NHTP will again be collaborating with Mariposa Museum, who will be coordinating the school tour across New Hampshire.
Touring New Hampshire March 27 through April 5
The multicultural cast features five actors and three musicians playing multiple roles. Dreaming Again also uses music from many different cultures and traditions, arranged by Agnes Charlesworth.
2023 Cast & Musicians
Doria Bramante, Cynthia Chatis, Cloteal Horne, CJ Lewis, Theo Martey, Liza Robinson, Sean Robinson, and Markus Weinfurter
Given New Hampshire’s role as a refugee resettlement state this play is as relevant today as it was 10 years ago. Dreaming Again is a collection of stories told by real people who live in our state right now. Hearing their personal experiences deepens understanding, and builds empathy and connections for the audience.
This project has been funded by the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation
David Ward is Co-Executive Director of the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation which is supporting this production and tour of Dreaming Again. David says, “The Eppes-Jefferson Foundation believes that the arts should inspire, educate, and entertain, while honoring the past and foreshadowing the future. Dreaming Again hits all of these marks, and more, including exposing thousands of New Hampshire students to professional level musical theatre.”
For information about booking Dreaming Again on tour, please contact:
Karla Hostetler, Executive Director
Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center