MacDowell Downtown

Thanks for a Great Season!

We hope to see you again on Friday, March 2.


MacDowell Downtown takes place at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. Programs begin promptly at 7:30 on Friday evenings. Don’t miss them!

MacDowell Downtown 2017 Participants

Spanish filmmaker Irene Gutierrez introduced the new season of MacDowell Downtown on Friday, March 3 by screening a couple of short films, discussing her craft, and describing her latest feature documentary film project, Border Diaries.

Playwright Bizzy Coy read from published an unpublished humor pieces and talked about her current project revising a play. She also answered questions from a standing-room-only crowd during the April 7 edition of MacDowell Downtown.

Playwrights Carson Kreitzer and Ayad Akhtar led a rousing MacDowell Downtown in May as the two spoke about their recent projects and the importance of theater in today’s world.

​Experimental filmmaker Jacqueline Goss screened films she shot in New Hampshire and discussed her blend of fiction and documentary on June 2.

​Documentary filmmaker Pacho Velez talked about The Reagan Show, playing on CNN in September, and his latest work at MacDowell Downtown on July 7.

We sponsored two showings of David Lynch: The Art Life for a special Tuesday edition of MacDowell Downtown on August 8 hosted by Peterborough Community Theatre.

​Playwright Ella Hickson (center) read from her work Oil with help from Fellows Asa Horvitz and Liza Birkenmeier, and talked about contemporary theatre at MacDowell Downtown on September 1.

Composer and pianist Michael Djupstrom was joined by the extraordinary combination of saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham and flutist Xuan Li for the October edition of MacDowell Downtown.

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David Petersen screened recent work and talked about projects still in production during the November season-closer of MacDowell Downtown.