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by Tammy Ryan

World Premiere

America Is Changing
Ammi Phillips Must Change With Her

Set in 1848, Seven Cousins for a Horse finds Ammi Phillips, the most prolific folk artist in American history, at a low point. He has suffered a personal tragedy, his once-thriving career is fading, and even his beloved horse is on her last legs. His cousins invite him back to his hometown of Colebrook, CT, offering a sturdy horse in exchange for seven portraits of the family. But, just like America, change is afoot with his relatives. Abolition. Universal Suffrage. The future is on the line. As Ammi captures their likenesses, can he paint a new path for himself?

Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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Limited Run:

July 14-23, 2023

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 

Playwright Tammy Ryan

Tammy Ryan’s wide-ranging work has been commissioned, developed, and performed at regional theaters across the United States, including Alliance Theatre, City Theatre, Florida Stage, Marin Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Stage, People’s Light and Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and many others. Internationally, her work has been seen in Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and Turkey.

Tammy has been supported by the National New Play Network, The New Harmony Project, Virginia… Read more


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Development support provided by

The Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust

Daniel Offutt


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