The Seven Angels Theatre began in 1990 when a writer's strike in Hollywood brought Semina DeLaurentis to Waterbury. She decided to begin a theater for the community after being asked about helping grow the area's cultural opportunities. The small performance space she chose was located at the Mattatuck Museum and she spread the word to friends and family about her plans. The group of seven people she assembled worked together to create the Seven Angels Theatre. The first performance at Seven Angels was Nunsense, featuring original cast members and professional designers and a musical director and the play was performed to 21 sold out audiences. Semina received encouragement from the community requesting that the performances continue, causing her to officially launch Seven Angels in 1990. In addition to theater performances, Seven Angels offers an Actor's Equity program, enable serious actors to work and gain membership to the group. There are also children's programs enabling children to participate in dramatic and arts education. Programs include Where's That's Comma? and a variety of youth acting courses that expose kids to theater life. The theater moved into its permanent home in 1991 at the Hamilton Park Pavilion. Today, the theater offers comedic performances and hosts special events.