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Summer Newsletter

July 21, 2022

Summer Newsletter


Corrie Owens-Beauchense, alumna of NHTP’s Youth Repertory Company, is a local resident of Portsmouth, NH, and an accomplished actress, musician, and educator. She is a graduate of Hampshire College, earning her degree in Theatre Education, with an emphasis on applied theatre and anti-racist intervention in schools. Corrie holds a Massachusetts Teacher License for grades pre-K to 2nd as well as an Early Childhood & Care (EEC) Infant - Preschool Teacher Certification. She has taught theatre for young people in a variety of settings including public K-5 classrooms, through NHTP’s Artist in Residence programs, and the 2022 Portsmouth Fairy House Tours. In addition to her work in Theatre Ed, Corrie has performed and stage managed numerous professional, pre-professional, and collegiate productions. She also stage managed for the 2021-2022 season at NHTP including Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl and An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley. In her new role as Executive Assistant, Corrie is excited to utilize her lifelong connection to NHTP and knowledge of their visionary programming to assist in all administrative duties from program development, education, and residency collaborations.  


Josh Goldberg worked as NHTP Outreach Coordinator and House Manager this past year. The theatre lobby has never looked better and much of that is thanks to Josh's hard work. Josh is an NHTP Company Artist and is now working with Upside Arts as an administrator, educator, and camp director. This summer he is teaching youth workshops and is directing Pippin which will run at NHTP from July 22 - 31. Full information is below. 

In the NHTP Theatre Now

Pippin, directed by NHTP Company Artist Josh Goldberg, is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary.  Pippin will run      July 22 - 31, 2022 at New Hampshire Theatre Project - 959 Islington St, Portsmouth.

Tickets are $23 General Admission and $18 for students.

NHTP Artist Residency

Since the Spring, NHTP Teaching Artist Drew DeSimone has been in residence at the Squamscott River Academy in North Hampton teaching Creative Drama and Screenwriting courses at the therapeutic high school. Students explored the art of acting and writing their own short film scripts. This summer he is teaching a Film Appreciation workshop as part of the Squamscott River Academy summer semester. Students are exploring and analyzing cinematography across all genres of film. NHTP artist Sara Conlon and NHTP Board Member Angel Simone are also working on the summer program.

“Drew brings an excitement to learning through drama, theater and film. His passion for the performing arts shines bright, capturing the students natural curiosity for learning. Students are engaged and curious! Despite the significant challenges that place students in our program, they are able to enjoy learning in his well-crafted lessons and content delivery.”  Nash Reddy, M.Ed.,Ed.S., Director of Academics - Squamscott River Academy

Elephant-in-the-Room Series ® Update

NHTP has received a generous $5,000 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to support our Elephant-in-the-Room Series®. These funds are being used this summer to support the creation of high quality videos for our newest EITR program: Crucial & Courageous Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which was originally commissioned by NH Businesses for Social Responsibility. Stephanie Bramlett, Director of Equity & Inclusion at Phillips Exeter Academy, Najee Brown, founder of Theater for the People, and NHTP board member Angel Simone are serving as consultants. 15 different artists are involved in this program. 

Courageous Conversations: The Company Statement featuring clockwise from left: Trevor Frederick, David Allyn, Sara Conlon, Eric Schildge

Courageous Conversations: The Employee Handbook featuring clockwise from left: CJ Lewis, Amy Desrosiers, Monique Foote, Elizabeth Hylton

 Thank you 2021-22 NHTP Season & Show Sponsors 

Even though the 2021-22 presented Covid challenges and weather related cancellations, our sponsors, patrons, and funders stuck with us and helped bring a dynamic MainStage Season  to the NHTP stage. We are tremendously grateful!   
Karin Barndollar, John Bolduc & Anne Corriveau, Flo Bros & Sisses, 
Jim & Pam Kelly, Sarah Haskell & Ben Fowler, David Kaye, 
Terrie & Tom, Cheryl Anne Williams

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Media Sponsor - Women Playing Hamlet


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