Alchemists' Workshop

At A Glance


Tom Dunn


Henniker, New Hampshire

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food
  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water
  • Living Economies

Active since:


Tax Status:

  • The Children of MLK musical at Elmbrook Housing project
  • Soda in the musical Food: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly toured to day care centers, pre-schools, sunday schools, etc.
  • The annual Kick Butts guerilla theatre event now showing at 15 sites every year
  • On tour with the Food musical--cheese as a "good guy/girl"
  • Georgia O'Keeffe musical has won a dozen different awards
  • Our annual anti-smoking guerilla theatre project
  • The Henniker boy who became a leader in deaf education and advocacy

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to educate and entertain by commissioning, researching, writing/composing, rehearsing, opening and touring works of musical theatre that explore the wonderful wide variety of stories, people, topics and themes that make up modern life in west central rural NH.  Work that will be included in this proposal is:        Dudley Dudley the opera!  An amazing story including the title character herself (85 yr. old Dudley Dudley) oversize puppets playing Aristotle Onassis and various 70's politicians, and a grassroots army of people who changed the laws in NH–giving local voters control over their land–and spent 2 years fighting Onassis and his plan to take the beautiful Great Bay on our Seacoast and turn it into the largest oil refinery in the world.  This will be an opera and will workshop next summer at our home in Henniker with a cast and crew of 60 and then move to Durham NH's library for an outdoor opening run that will be followed by filming at Dartmouth (their film program does pro bono filming/editing for us) and then a 20 performance tour to schools, parks, libraries, churches, theatres, etc. in rural NH.Other works we've toured include Mr. Buttman–our annual anti-tobacco schools guerilla theatre event.Our nursery school musical Food: The Good. the Bad and the Ugly.Our “whole town” films about local Food Pantries, Tom Brown a leading 19th century deaf educator and The Antwan Stroud NAACP Manchester film.