Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Brighton Fringe Festival
Prague Fringe Festival
Burlington Irish Heritage Festival
123 S Main St
Cambridge, VT 05444
Based in Cambridge Vermont, Firefly Productions has been in operation since the Spring of 1996, and became a not-for-profit corporation in May of 1998. Co-founders Suzanne Mackay and Keefe Healy met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1994. They were there with West Coast USA company First Myth Theatre Company, and the East Coast USA Green Candle Theatre Company respectively. Their passion for new writing sparked both conversation and collaboration, as they worked together to bring Keefe Healy’s first Fringe show to Edinburgh, directed by Suzanne Mackay, called In the Blood, and produced by the Green Candle Theatre Company in 1995. The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland) praised “the taut nightmare drama” for offering “strikingly good performances” and the Burlington Free Press headlined it as “Bloody Good Theatre.” This success spawned the idea for the creation of their own company, and in 1996, Firefly Productions was born. The couple and company have returned to the Edinburgh Festival almost yearly since, taking some time out to grow their family and business (The Artfull-Cup Fine and Performing Arts Studio and Café).
In the beginning the focus was the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where the company performed every year to critical acclaim. However, expanding the goals as a company past the Fringe Festival quickly became a top priority. In 1998 an new play search called "The Nancy Weil New Play Search" began, garnering ten annual winners, many of which came to full production. The company also began offering interships at home and abroad in production, acting, and public relations, as well as touring with acting workshops throughout Vermont. Finally, in 2009, Firefly Productions found a permanent home for their classes and productions, among the Green Mountains of Jeffersonville Vermont, and founded The Artfull Cup Studio and Sunrise Cafe.
As a company, Firefly Productions strives to provide affordable theater to diverse audiences. To develop cultural and historical educational curriculum and internships, and to reach out for brand new works of theater, in order to find, learn, experience, and preserve our current theatrical and cultural trends.
Over 15 Festival Productions