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Fall Newsletter 2021

November 08, 2021

Elephant-in-the-Room Series®
Accolades & Next Steps

NHTP's Elephant-in-the-Room Series® was proud to receive the 2021 Governor's Award for the Arts in Health. Established in 2017, the EITR program was honored for: supporting and promoting community spaces as "environments of healing;" creating opportunities for connection and empathy; and partnering with social service organizations throughout the state to provide resources and opportunities for both giving and receiving support around challenging social issues.

This year, NHTP also received a $5,400 Arts in Healthcare Grant from the NH State Council on the Arts for EITR which will be used to strengthen the program infrastructure. NHTP will use grant funds to develop a formal evaluation system for EITR in partnership with Kathryne Brewer of the UNH Social Work Department, and to provide a formal training program in facilitating difficult conversations for NHTP Company members. In the spring of 2022, NHTP will premiere a new film of Final Thoughts, Tim Barretto's provocative play about suicide, which will be the cornerstone of a new EITR media library. All of us at NHTP are deeply grateful to the funders, social service providers, and artists who have made the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® possible.


NHTP Welcomes New Talent

NHTP STAFF - Joshua Goldberg has joined the NHTP staff as Outreach Coordinator and House Manager. Josh is a local theatre artist and a 2021 graduate of Bennington College, where he received a BA with concentrations in Drama, Music, and Playwriting. Josh joined the NHTP Youth Repertory Company at age 13 and appeared in a number of productions.  "I’m so excited to be returning to NHTP in this new capacity as Outreach Coordinator! From the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® and the MainStage Community Connectors to youth education like our Artist in Residence programs, I’ll be working alongside our incredible artists to support the work they do and to strengthen NHTP connections within the greater seacoast community and beyond."

EITR ADVISORY BOARD: Loren Selig (she/her) has worked for over a decade in NH residential real estate sales. A dedicated and caring real estate professional, Loren thrives on advocating for others. She is a Leadership Seacoast-Class of 2021 graduate and is eager to expand on her work advocating for others and amplifying the voices of the marginalized and stigmatized. Loren is excited to join the EITR advisory council to promote discussion and understanding of significant issues. 

NHTP BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Angel Simone is originally from Liverpool, England and has her Master's in Engineering from Imperial College, University of London. Angel moved to New England over 20 years ago and has worked in both corporate and nonprofit environments for many years. As a recent graduate of Leadership Seacoast, Angel is passionate about community mobilization & engagement, particularly when it comes to the amplification of marginalized voices. Angel recently joined the NHTP board, as it allows her to be part of an organization that is in line with her passion, since its programs have the ability to break down walls between diverse populations and to create a safe space for disparate voices. 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane 

Directed by Samantha Smith, this exquisite adaptation by Dwayne Hartford from Kate DiCamillo’s beloved book, is a story of loss and redemption. While family-friendly, this deeply powerful story asks us to look at what it means to lose everything, to suffer pain and fear, and to somehow find the courage to hope and love again. 

Nov 19 - Dec 5
Fri & Sat | 8PM, Sun | 2PM

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Questions about tickets may be sent to NHTP at boxoffice@nhtheatreproject.org

 To celebrate the holiday season this year NHTP is proud to offer two shows on demand for the month of December. 

Winter Solstice in Story & Song
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb 
Filmed live at NHTP in 2018
Available On Demand | December 1 - January 9

 Join us online for popular favorites and some new stories on the longest night of the year as Diane weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. Featured stories include the Scandinavian Legend of the Mistletoe, The Legend of the Christmas Rose, the Cherokee tale of Evergreen, and humorous English Wassail traditions. 

Not on This Night
On Demand - December 10 - January 9

Stage Wright Film’s co-founder, Bill Humphreys is at the helm of the new feature production, Not On This Night, the screen adaptation of the play by Evelyn Jones. Set in 1944 during World War II near the French/Belgium border in the Ardennes Forest, this compelling story and these unforgettable characters remind us that humanity exists and overcomes even the harshest, unimaginable circumstances. 

Thank you!

It's simple but profound, the NHTP MainStage Sponsors make our productions and our work possible. 

Props, Curtains, & Chairs
PROPS NEEDED: For the upcoming production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane we need a few props: Old Dolls (which will be returned) and any manner of Lamps, Clip Lights, Lanterns you are willing to part with (will not be returned).  
LOBBY CURTAINS NEEDED:  Our lobby is looking better than ever and we are in need of some talented person to make 4 valence curtains for the lobby windows and 2 matching black out curtains for the entry doors. 
FREE CHAIRS:  We have 10 comfortable chairs that are too good to toss!
Contact Josh Goldberg at josh@nhtheatreproject.org for details

2021-22 MainStage Season theme: Are We There Yet?  Watch the Directors' Season Preview NOW
The NHTP programming committee chose our theme of "Are we there yet?" for two reasons. First, the obvious post-pandemic issue for any theatre company continues to be "When will we get back to normal? And what is normal, really?" But the theme carries an important message connected to each MainStage production and along with the theme of "Are we there yet?" each production also explores the notion of "What exactly is there?" and "How will we know when we're there?"  

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