“The Depot is doing big, serious things and it is a gift to be in the number.”
Photo by Kerry Landeck
In 2015 the Depot for New Play Readings opened as a gathering place for theater lovers who wish to stay abreast of trends in theater today. The group meets to read and discuss new work in a former train station outbuilding in Hampton, a rural village in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner.
In 2016, the Depot began to host local playwrights with their work, including the co-host of the Boston Podcast Players podcast, Greg Lam; the award-winning poet John Surowiecki; and the award-winning playwright Michael Bradford.
In the late 1950s, the Depot building was moved from the site of the old Hampton Train Station, once a stop on an “air line” route from Boston to New York, to a private property in the village. Over the years the Depot has served as a barn for ponies and an art studio, once for a political cartoonist and later a printmaker.
Our mission is simple. Meet friends. Read new plays.
Anne is a writer and theater artist. A retired Coast Guard officer, she is a Professor Emeritus of English at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. Anne founded the Depot for New Play Readings at her home in Hampton, CT because reading plays with friends and playwrights is a lot more fun than reading plays alone.