MFA Writing for Stage and Screen Student Talks

Date: 06.27.2017 - 06.29.2017

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: Bass Hall in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

NHIA is pleased to announce the line-up of summer residency work by our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing for Stage and Screen students. They will be presenting their work at Bass Hall in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH on June 27, 28, and 29 at 7pm. These dramatic concert readings are performed by a professional ensemble of actors, and offer an opportunity for the audience to experience plays and screenplays from NHIA’s current graduating class of national, up-and-coming writers.These events area free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.­­

Event Schedule

Tuesday, June 27, 7pm

Firefly, the pilot episode of a new TV series entitled The Other Side, by Amanda Burdine.In Foxboro, Massachusetts, Phoebe, a lonely high school student, struggles to find her footing in a new town that has more going on than meets the eye. Adding to the mystery is a connection between the town and her reoccurring dream about a girl named Luna, who might have something to do with the disappearance of her younger brother, August.

Wednesday, June 28, 7pm

If I Knew the Way a new musical play by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons. It's 1987, and after getting kicked out of Harvard, Michelle and Tanya decide to follow the Grateful Dead to find Phil, Michelle's true love. But during their travels, they learn that the freedom of the Deadhead/Hippy/Rainbow lifestyle isn't always a bed of roses.

Thursday, June 29, 7pm

Checo, Albany, a new play by Hadasa Mercado. The story centers on a Puerto Rican woman who with her family decides to move to the United states in the late 1960’s. Albany, New York is the new setting where the assimilation of a new culture and the reveal of past secrets will test the family’s nucleus.

In addition to these readings, NHIA is hosting visit artist/writers and MFA student work in Visual Arts, Creative Writing and Photography on their Manchester, NH campus, June 24-30. The full schedule of events can be found at For additional information please contact,