A non-profit theater company in residence at Maudslay State Park, celebrating our 35rd season in the Newburyport area by hosting Circus Smirkus this August! During the summer months we operate a Summer Arts Workshop for ages 6-16. We offer many outdoor performances, entirely free to the public, in Maudslay starting in May with ''Family Hour in the Open'', and running through September - adapting everything from classic fairy-tales to post-modern literature. Our outdoor season ends with our annual fundraiser ''Maudslay is Haunted!'' on the third weekend in October. Theater in the Open also performs a holiday show at the Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Newburyport each December. We believe in the transformative magic of public performance and seek to make it accessible to all.