HCAC's Theatre Arm

The Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows (HAMS) was formed in late 2014 to explore opportunities for community theater in Hampshire County. In 2015 and again in 2016, the HAMS presented performances of Dr. Seuss classics to area schools and libraries.

On November 11, 2015, they assisted the City of Romney-sponsored Veteran's Day Celebration at The Bottling Works and on November 14, HAMS presented the play "Soldier Come Home" by Frank Wickes as a salute to local veterans.

In March 2016 the troupe took Dr. Seuss to all the county's elementary schools.

For more information on HAMS, Contact Dale Brady at 304-834-8369 Or send email to performances e-mail





























Theatrical Presentations

Women's Voices Reprise

The Women's Voices Project presented a reading of Speaking our Experience on Saturday March 18, 2017 at The Bottling Works in Romney WV. Readers this year were Dale Brady, jean Shoemaker, Dottie Eddis, Nancy Judd, Susan Feller, Patricia Taylor and Johanna Murray.

Women's Voices 2017 performersThe script is a collection of writings from books, plays, poems and miscellaneous sources by, for and about women. The Project is planning a series of readings and theatre about women’s experience. "With the various Women’s Marches and heightened awareness of the challenges that face women, their families, this country and the world, we find that Our Voices are needed more than ever," shares director Dale Brady. “We offered this evening, a reprise of last year’s event, as a celebration of International Women’s Day and an opportunity for the community to gather and share their thoughts and experiences.” For information on future projects, call Dale Brady at 304-834-8369 or email theatre@HampshireArts.org.   

Trilogy Production in the Works

The Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows (HAMS) are excited to announce that they will be producing the Sanders Family Trilogy beginning in 2017. This is a rollicking series of musicals that take place in a church in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina from 1938 to 1945. With old-timey songs, the Sanders Family tells their serious and funny stories in the context of a church service in each play. If you have ever wanted to get up on stage and tell a story with your music, this is the perfect opportunity.

The Hampshire County Arts Council welcomes persons with disabilities at all of its events and activities. To request accessibility services to participate, please contact any HCAC director in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. WV Relay Operator for information on performances: 711-834-8369

Contact Dale Brady at 304-834-8369
Or send email to:performances e-mail