MFA July Residency Events

Date: 07.22.2016 - 07.30.2016

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Rotunda, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Please join NHIA’s Master of Fine Arts program for events open to the public during the July Residency. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the NHIA French Auditorium, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH. For a printable copy of the schedule, click here. For additional information please contact,

July 22-25, 27, 29
2-4pm: Writing for Stage and Screen Student Readings*
A professional ensemble will perform dramatic readings of Graduating MFA Writing for Stage and Screen student scripts. (Location note: Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH)

July 24
7-9pm: Visiting Artist: William Giraldi

July 25
Visiting Artist: Rose Marasco

July 27
Visiting Artists: Gideon Bok and Meghan Brady (Location note: Riverstone Resources, 250 Commercial St, St.5000, Manchester, NH)

July 28
4:15-5:15pm: Visiting Artist: Steve Almond

7-9pm: Creative Writing Student Readings
Graduating MFA creative writing students will read excepts from their final creative work.

July 29

7-9pm: Student Talks
Graduating MFA students discuss the creative, academic and conceptual development of their work throughout the MFA program.

July 30
9am-1pm: Prospective MFA Student Social
This event will offer a glimpse into the life of NHIA’s MFA programs. Join us for a program overview, seminars, a campus tour and a wine and cheese reception with current students and faculty. Interested parties should RSVP to

5pm: MFA Graduation Ceremony
6pm: MFA Student Exhibition
Join MFA student artists for a residency exhibition debuting the works of our Visual Artists and Photographers. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with the NHIA community of students, faculty and staff.
(Location note: 77 Amherst St)


* Full Writing for Stage and Screen Schedule

July 22, 2pm:  In the Shadow of Mt. Lebanon, by Tom Dubinski (play--concert reading)
July 23, 2pm:  Writer’s Retreat, by Jen Potts (screenplay--concert reading)
July 24, 2pm:  Clockbreaker Pilot: “Tick Tock,” by Sara Norcott  (TV pilot--concert reading)
July 25, 2pm:  The Tragedie of Cardenio, by Ben Bartolone  (play--concert reading)
July 27, 2pm:  C Minor, by Judy Zocchi (screenplay--concert reading)
July 29, 2pm:  So Long Life, by Owen Robertson (play--concert reading)