FirstHand Theatrical (FHT) creates and presents original theater productions using primary source material drawn mainly from diverse personal, cultural and social histories and other writing. 


Established in 2013 by Artistic Director Kevin Olson, FHT has created 5 original scripts. If you are interested in reading any of our plays for possible production, please email Kevin Olson at

OUR LATEST PROJECT: Women In A Certain Age is work-in-progress. The play focuses on women in the early-mid 1800s and their perspectives on 3 topics which have resonance for today:


Relocation of Indigenous People, Slavery, and Women's Issues including abortion, factory workers' strikes and the early stages of the Suffrage Movement. 

Hannah Antman as Bena and Jake Malavsky as Alex

in our most recent production

How Many Bushels Am I Worth?

presented in January 2020

at AS220 95 Empire Black Box in Providence, R.I.

   and at the Mark O'Donnell Theater in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

View trailer for And Then What?


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