Nemasket River Productions (NRP) is a theatrical production company dedicated to strengthening the quality of life in Plymouth County and surrounding communities through the preservation and growth of the dramatic arts.
Our Mission Statement: To encourage excellence in the performing arts in three ways; by educating and nurturing theater awareness; by strengthening the relationship between the community and the theater; and by providing an organized platform from which actors can develop, produce, and perform their work.
NRP was formed in the summer of 1998 by a group of actors, directors, and playwrights as a theatrical production company. At the time, The Black & White Theatre (B&WT) was operating and welcomed the new production company to share their intimate Arts & Crafts styled theatre.
For 4 years, NRP had a successful run of 16 productions including sell out performances of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Misery, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Glass Menagerie. However, in the fall of 2002, The Black & White Theatre closed its doors and NRP had to find a new home.
Adjusting the stage format to a "black box," NRP was able to secure performance space at the Middleborough Town Hall Ball Room in the spring of 2003. With the Black Box Theatre, NRP was able to reproduce an intimate performance setting similar to the B&WT. NRP performed for seven consecutive years at this venue. In the fall of 2010 The Burtwood School of Performing Arts moved back to downtown Middleborough and added The Alley Theater to the school. Local theatre companies were invited to perform at the new venue and NRP debuted its fall production Doubt at The Alley Theater.
NRP has performed for thousands of people in Plymouth County; has showcased over 60 productions, hosted theatre workshops, collaborated with local artists, Erik Lindgren (composer/musician) Johnny Selzer, (pianist), Pam McAfee (cabaret performer), Eight to the Bar (Women's Octet), Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Mardi Gras Band), Tom Irving (folksinger) Southern New England Artist Cooperative (SNAC)and local businesses (Wilmot’s Decorating Center, Flat Iron Cafe, New England Bartending Service, Amazing Cakes, Heritage Flowers etc,) and succeeded in establishing a performance driven theatrical production company.