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NHTP Newsletter Winter 2018

February 16, 2018


This winter, we have been fortunate to have alumni Josh Goldberg as our intern-in-residence.  Josh is a Freshman at Bennington College, studying general theatre, writing, and literature. Every winter for seven weeks Bennington students are required to go out into the world and complete an internship.  Josh says: “I jumped at the chance to come home for my first internship, and return to New Hampshire Theatre Project in a capacity I hadn’t explored in my 5 years as part of the Youth Repertory Program: admin. I’ve had the opportunity to write contracts and press releases, explore fundraising and marketing, work front of house for The Odd Couple, and assist Genevieve as project coordinator for NHTP’s 2nd Annual Storytelling Festival. It has been amazing to see a whole side of theatre I had never been exposed to, and it’s been wonderful to give back to the people and community who have given me so much.”

PHOTO – Josh Goldberg, photo by Meghann Beauchamp


NHTP is pleased to welcome Janice Hastings as our new Marketing Director.  Janice first worked with New Hampshire Theatre Project in 1989 coordinating an artist residency program for ‘at-risk’ teens and since then has remained an advocate for the arts and the power it has to transform lives, enhance learning and social development, and strengthen community.  Janice is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Seacoast and the recipient of numerous awards including, as Executive Director of VSA arts of NH, the 2003 Governors Arts Award for Distinguished Arts Leadership for her work promoting an inclusive arts community. 

Contact: Janice@nhtheatreproject.org

PHOTO – Janice Hastings, courtesy photo
Thanks to a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation, we have been privileged to work with Ann Hopkins in preparation for mounting a capital campaign to purchase WEST. Ann began her career in the nonprofit sector at Cambridge College and went on to be the first Development Director of Odyssey House, where she established a successful development program. Assisting dozens of organizations over her career, Ann continues to draw upon the lessons she learned as a higher education administrator and development director. She also led a major capital campaign as president of the board for Seacoast Family Promise.

PHOTO – Ann Hopkins with her grandchild, courtesy photo


NHTP’s MainStage production of The Odd Couple – Female Version broke all box office records with a sold-out run.  Alexandra Chan, recently voted Portsmouth’s Best Photographer, honored NHTP by taking amazing photographs of this hilarious production.

PHOTOS – Courtesy of Alexandra Chan Photography


Thank you to our generous NH Theatre Project Donors for contributing over $15,000 through the 2017 Annual Appeal this past year!  We are honored and humbled by the support of our community.
Thanks to Kathleen & Peter Somssich who underwrote NHTP’s ASCAP membership for 2018.  Think of them with gratitude when you’re humming along with your favorite pre-show music.

PHOTO: K Somssich, Odd Couple, courtesy of Alexandra Chan Photography


Storytellers Pat Spalding and Emilie Spaulding have sponsored the NHTP 2nd Annual Storytelling Festival this year.  We are fortunate and grateful to work with such talented and generous artists.

Emilie Spaulding is the author of the heartbreaking and hilarious memoir Red Clay Girl, available through Piscataqua Press at RiverRun Bookstore and Amazon: https://www.facebook.com/redclaygirl/    

Pat Spalding is a monologist/storyteller, majorette with the Leftist Marching Band, and emcee of PPMTV’s True Tales Live: www.patspalding.com

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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