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NHTP Newsletter Spring 2018

April 20, 2018

Freelance writer, director, choreographer, and NHTP resident artist Catherine Stewart has been accepted to the prestigious Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York City for this coming August.  The LCT Directors Lab is a developmental program for nurturing stage directors from around the country and around the world. Catherine will participate in workshops, shared sessions, rehearsals, investigations, and discussions with master artists for an intensive investigation of the craft while fostering collaborative relationships among a peer community of artists.

Photo Credits – Catherine Stewart with CJ Lewis Constellations Rehearsal - Photo by Dan Derby 

“I'm both honored and nervous about the experience. I will be working with 70 other directors for the month of August, in one of the greatest theatre towns in the world. It's going to be ~ a tiring, in-depth experience but I feel so grateful to be given the opportunity to share my work with my peers. I am looking forward to bringing my learning back to the New Hampshire.”  explained Catherine.

Catherine's work tell stories of real people using text, multimedia and physical performance, exploring the mediums of theatre, dance and film in both traditional and unconventional settings. Recent work with NHTP includes directing Constellations and She Will Lead, adapting and designing film for The Time Machine, directing Build Your Own Music Camp, and conducting artist-in-residence programs at Rye Elementary School, Stratham Memorial School, and Newfound High School.  


Constellations by Nick Payne runs at WEST from April 20 through May 6 and a reading of the play will be featured May 3, as part of the  NHTP Elephant-in-the-Room Series.

Photo Credits: Colleen Madden & CJ Lewis - Photo by Dan Derby

Written by Nick Payne and directed by Catherine Stewart, Seacoast favorites CJ Lewis and Colleen A. Madden star in this witty comedy about the significance of falling in love within the vastness of our complex human existence.  Nick Payne’s brilliant new script takes us on a journey through parallel universes and the multiple nuances of loving relationships.

Joyce Andersen Rogue Violin (& Soulful Sidekick Guitar) Revival Show

Photo Credit: Joyce Andersen  Courtesy Photo

NHTP at WEST is proud to present master musician Joyce Andersen in the Joyce Andersen Rogue Violin (& Soulful Sidekick Guitar) Revival Show, a common-grounding, freedom-sounding, joy-abounding Mother’s Day weekend musical extravaganza.  More sculpted and intentional than her usual concerts, Joyce created this one-woman revival show for NHTP and Mother’s Day, for this moment in her life, for spring, and for this time in history that is calling us to shine bright. It's a glimpse into the journey and repertoire of a deep, improvisational, soulful and playful artist, mother, wife and seeker.

30th Anniversary Membership Drive


Photo Credit - Time Machine Curtain Call   Photo by Dan Derby

As NHTP enters our 30th Anniversary, we welcome all new and renewing members to celebrate the 2018-19 Season with us. Becoming a member supports the work of NHTP artists and helps us plan for the year.  All Members enjoy Season Program recognition, a subscription to NHTP's e-newsletter, and an NHTP car decal, with additional benefits at higher levels. A membership runs for one year from the date of membership contribution.   CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW


Youth and Adult Summer Camp Registration Open

Youth 2018 Summer Camp Registrations 
Summer is just around the corner and NHTP Youth and Adult camps are filling and the time to register is now!  NHTP camps provide students with the opportunity to create and present their work in a professional theatre venue and learn important leadership and social skills at the same time.  Self-empowerment and growth take front seat this summer as campers of all ages explore themes of Real Life Heroes and the art of play to write, compose, and perform their original musicals and productions. NHTP has scholarships available for eligible students ages 7 to 18 funded in part by SIS Bank. Call us at (603) 431-6644 for information.

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Adult Summer Camp Registration – Theatre for Life, for Play, for Joy!  

July 25 to 28, 2018 - An immersive summer theatre experience for adults of all ages!  Participants will learn a variety of acting and vocal techniques, theatre games, script analysis, and an introduction to different types of theatre performances and how everything works backstage.   


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Thank you to The Edgewood Center of Portsmouth NH for sponsoring the final Elephant-in-the-Room Series event focused on Death & Dying and featuring a reading of Constellations by Nick Payne.  This brilliant new script, currently running on the NHTP MainStage, takes us on a journey through parallel universes and the multiple nuances of loving relationships, including how two people who care deeply about each other cope with enormous loss and end of life questions.  Admission to the reading and discussion is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit to the Community Hospices of America Foundation. 


Thank you so much to Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery, ME for the recent contribution to support NHTP.  We continue to be heartened and inspired by local businesses who share their proceeds, visibility, and support to community organizations like NHTP.  If you haven’t been to Bob’s lately go for a visit…the lobster roll is delicious!

Since 1998, New Hampshire Theatre Project has been providing nurturing professional environments for youth, artists and community members to be inspired and transformed through the art of theatre. 

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