Senior Repertory Theatre


We are pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed exclusively for Seniors called Senior Repertory Theatre. The new program will be a weekly combination of instruction and performance paired with outreach to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers. Senior Repertory Theatre aims to be an artistic home for seniors at Seacoast Rep, dipping into all aspects of the performing arts. The quarterly program allows seniors to participate at their level of comfort, but also test their limits.

Meet the Director of Senior Repertory Theatre, Tim Hackney.



Session I: Love Letters
Rehearsals – January 23rd – March 27th, Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Performances – March 29th 1pm, March 30th 1pm, March 31st 10am

Featuring an all-senior cast and helmed by Seacoast Rep performer Tim Hackney, Love Letters is 2018’s first of four all-senior productions. A unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.” The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Tickets are $5 general admission and FREE for seniors. 

Session II: Senior Cabaret
Rehearsals – April 10th – June 5th, Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Performances – June 7th 1pm, June 8th 1pm, June 9th 10am

Featuring an all-senior cast and helmed by Seacoast Rep performer Tim Hackney, Senior Rep Cabaret is 2018’s second of four all-senior productions. This session, our Senior Repertory Theatre members will perform songs and dance with a few of our Portsmouth Academy of Performing arts students. You won’t want to miss this collaboration!

Senior Repertory Theatre is Seacoast Rep’s newest programming addition – a production company for seniors featuring professional instruction in acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft.

Tickets are $5 general admission and FREE for seniors. 


Session III: Summer Acting Workshop
Rehearsals – July 10th – August 28th, Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Performances – August 30th 1pm, August 31st 1pm, September 1st 10am
Using Edgar Lee Master’s Famous Anthology, members will have the opportunity to learn professional tried and true acting technique, without the stress. In a relaxed, safe environment, each student will pick a poem and over the course of ten weeks try different games and exercises to build a fully realized character on the stage. THIS IS A SESSION FOR BOTH SERIOUS ACTORS AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.
Required: A copy of Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

Session IV: Original Pieces written by or about Seniors

Create a play with the most adventurous Senior Artists on the Seacoast!

This session for Senior Rep, we are going to use several methods to create our own play as a group.  At the end of our session we will have a completely original play to share with our community.  Using whatever we can find, and tried and true methods we will learn everything it takes to tell a story on stage!

Rehearsals – September 11th – November 13th, Tuesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Performances – November 8th 1pm, November 9th 1pm, November 10th 10am


For more information, please contact us here. 

Senior Repertory Theatre is Sponsored by: