Welcome to ShirleyArts!

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People are talking about ShirleyArts!

"ShirleyArts is a close-to-home arts hub with some of the kindest, most talented people. Judgement-free zone where people can embrace their artistic abilities through productions and classes.

If you don't want to take the stage, at least see a production and you will feel the love and happiness radiate from the stage, I promise you!"

~ Katie F.

"You and your theatre group have just made my day! The actresses were just wonderful! I have a smile now that won't quit."

~ Gary P.

On the Marquee


May 1st Shirley Town-Wide Yard Sale


We are planning to sell items from our inventory of costumes, sets, props, fabric, and so on. We will be on the lawn at the Shirley Historical Society Museum, 182 Center RD, Shirley, MA 01464.


Stop and shop, or make a donation!

Click the link to sign up to volunteer for an hour or two. We need help with set-up, selling, clean-up, and disposal.

My (Virtually) Perfect Roommate

“A virtually perfect roommate is hard to find…”

We had great virtual auditions this week, and are proud to announce our cast, hailing from throughout New England, to Florida and Illinois!

IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Amanda – Amanda Nelson

Shirley– Vicki Landry

Pat – Sara Fieberg

Devon – David Givens

Casey – Katie Broach

Xander – Jonny Aperture

Zephyr -Allison Fradkin

Harmony - Nancy Sawyer

Amethyst - Marsha Hoecker

Kris – Katie Fox

Ronnie – Wendy Storm

Mel – Laurie Marcinkewicz

Sal – Nancy Marie Nicosia

Sam – Ann Marie King

Andy – Jen Lewy

Camille – Sheila Kelleher

Riley – Desiree Feigley

Avery – Nicky Lowney

This 60-minute one-act comedy is by local playwright Nicky Lowney.

A young lady about to embark on her new life in Boston encounters several unwelcome surprises as she seeks the perfect roommate…virtually.

The production will air online May 22nd.

Tickets will go on sale in May.

Ideas Wanted

ShirleyArts! offers high-quality, low-cost educational and performance opportunities in the arts for ages 5 - adult. If you have a suggestion for a class, event, or production, email Managing Artistic Director Meredith Marcinkewicz at mmarcinkewicz@shirleyarts.info.

If you already have a great plan in mind, fill out a project proposal using the link below.


Become a Supporting Member today!


For more information about what it means to be a member, visit our SUPPORT/GET INVOLVED page.


Please use the white link below to register for membership. Your information is never shared or sold.

Please use the link below to pay for your membership using PayPal. We also accept checks made out to ShirleyArts! P.O. Box 49, Shirley, MA 01464.

We are especially grateful for your financial donations at this uncertain time. Funds will go towards paying rent for our storage space as well as other running costs.

Donations make it possible for us to offer high-quality, low- and no-cost educational experiences for children, teens, and adults. You help us pay our fees for storage, rehearsals, and performances. And you make it possible for us to support important local charities. Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible.

Enjoy a Slideshow of 16 Years of ShirleyArts!

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Our Mission

It is the mission of ShirleyArts! to support and promote the visual and performing arts for education and entertainment. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been serving North Central Massachusetts since 2004.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

ShirleyArts! is a non-profit corporation committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, education, membership, attendance, volunteering, and employment. ShirleyArts! does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, or economic status. To ensure equal opportunity for students and performers, scholarships are available for most activities.

2021 ShirleyArts! Board of Directors

Managing Artistic Director: Meredith Marcinkewicz

President: Roy Ellis

Vice President: Desiree Feigley

Treasurer: Meredith Marcinkewicz/Desiree Feigley

Secretary: Laurie Marcinkewicz

Members-at-large: Alexa Feigley, Katie Fox, Janna Kucharski-Howard, Victoria Landry, Matthew Valeri