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“Hamilton” Kids Performance Amazes at North End’s Improv Asylum Theater

Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) is extremely proud of its drama intensive students for their amazing performance of an abridged version of Hamilton this past Friday. Ingrid Oslund’s abridgment and direction of the wildly popular musical included children ages 7-14. The drama intensive had the children rehearsing four hours each day for a week to pull together a truly impressive performance. The performance took place at The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street.

Congratulations to the actors, and their parents and families. This young group of performers did an amazing job and all should feel extremely proud!

Ingrid Oslund has an impressive resume of all things theatre. She is a playwright, director, choreographer, and teaching artist in the Boston Area. Her work has been featured by a number of Boston Area companies such as Newburyport Actors Studio (Post Pardum Nativity), Emstage (Richard the III), Suffolk University (Mountain Air, Hum’s Girls, 4:49 Psychosis), The Theatre Offensive (The Bard and Boal), Boston Opera Collaborative (Faust et Marguerite), Hampshire Shakespeare Company (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Boston Community Collaborative (The Olympus Complex, Skull Duggary, East High Tales, A Slice of Shakespeare). Ms Oslund strives to create theater that is innovative, immersive and cerebral, regardless of the demographic she is working with. She holds a BA in theater with a focus in Directing and Playwriting from Suffolk University, and an MA in Applied Theater from Emerson College. She has worked with children in the North End for the past 5+ years.

Boston Community Collaborative was incorporated in 2013 as a means to connect people, and enrich lives. BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids in the North End, and a Movers and Shakers music and movement class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC also hosts a number of community events such as summertime North End Movie Nights, an annual Halloween Party for adults, an Annual Springtime Egg Hunt, and a number of theatrical productions. For more information, contact Becca at

Photos are from rehearsals and the performance.