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New Hampshire Theatre Project has some exciting changes coming up in our Youth Educational Programming for the 2018-2019 30th Anniversary Season. The NHTP Youth Repertory Company was created in 1999 and is now entering its 21tst season – a perfect time to strengthen and update the program. Check out the new West End Youth Players program under the direction of Rachel Vilandre. Meghann Beauchamp will once again head up the NHTP Tech Troupe, a popular addition in 2017. Newcomer Eric Schildge and alumnus Robin Fowler will direct the Youth Repertory Company this year with an all-new curriculum. Our spring trimester features an all-new Sketch Comedy Class with Stephanie Lazenby. Private coaching is also available with seasoned instructors Crystal Gould and Meghann Beauchamp.
New Hampshire Theatre Project’s mission is Theatre For Life, and all programs emphasize the ensemble aspect as well as the process of theatre, and technique rather than "spectacle." There are no "stars" and every team member is equally important to the collaboration. Alumni stress that the program taught them to be leaders, strong communicators and creative thinkers, crediting NHTP with their success in both college and professional careers. Alumna Hannah Feintuch, now working with Teach for America, says: NHTP taught me a love of the arts, to read and think critically, responsibility, and what it feels like to create something alongside others. NHTP prepared me to perform on my new stage for my 35 deserving audience members. Youth Rep Company members who enroll for two or more years will have completed all K-12 curriculum requirements for drama in the national education standards. Many students work with their high school Extended Learning Opportunities programs to receive academic credit for participation.
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Tuition is expected in full at the beginning of each trimester; however, payment plans may be arranged in advance. Thanks to a generous endowment from the Cherylanne Williams Scholarship Fund at the NH Charitable Foundation and SIS Bank, some scholarship and work internship opportunities are available each year. Scholarship awards and internships are based on both merit and financial need. Contact NHTP for more information or Application for Financial Aid.
Genevieve Aichele & Robin Fowler, Co-Directors: Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring and Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare.
Genevieve Aichele, Director: Sophocles’ Antigone; You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht; The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder; Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman; William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, As You Like It, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and Twelfth Night; Idiot’s Delight by Robert Sherwood; The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux; Harvey by Mary Chase; The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, and Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
Meghann Beauchamp, Director: Hitched to Everything and Well-Behaved Women by Jes Marbacher, The Jungle Book adapted from Kipling by R. Rex Stephenson, Galileo’s Pendulum and The Sheriff of Nottingham by Michael Megliola; ; Revenge of the Space Pandas by David Mamet; Macbeth’s Children by Michael Bettencourt; Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare; Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations ;The Detention Club, an original adaptation by the Company & Meghann Beauchamp; Forest Secrets adapted by Genevieve Aichele from the book by Tracy Kane & Kelly Sanders; and Wonder Tales, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Buckets of Butterflies, King Arthur’s Court, all by Genevieve Aichele.
CJ Lewis, Director: Anansi Stories by Genevieve Aichele & CJ Lewis
Christy Holmes & Meghann Beauchamp, Co-Directors: Challenging Athena by Genevieve Aichele.
Sep 19, 2018 to Apr 14, 2019
Private coaching for ages 12-18. Both individual and small-group opportunities available.
Sep 19, 2018 to Apr 14, 2019
NHTP’s technical internship program gives interested students the opportunity to learn about all backstage areas of theatre. Both individual coaching and group sessions are available.