Articles for January, 2011

Harwich Junior Theatre Winter Classes

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Harwich Junior Theatre, Harwich, MA, is accepting enrollment for winter classes! Open House on Saturday, January 29 from 10 AM – Noon at the theatre! Call 508-432-2002 x 12 for more information, or visit the theatre’s website at

Advertise with New England Regional Festival

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The  2011 New England Regional Festival  ( NERF),  an exciting festival of theater workshops and performances from around the region , is scheduled for March 4-6, in Concord , NH,.  Space for display ads in its program is available.

Your ad will be seen by theatre fans and participants from all across New England.  What an excellent opportunity to advertise your products and services to an enthusiastic theater audience!


Price                        Approximate Size

Back or Inside covers (front or back page):                            $200                               4.75” x 7.75”

Entire (full) page:                                                                 $100                               4.75” x 7.75”

Half page:                                                                             $ 60                               4.75” x 3.9”

1/4 page (business card size):                                          $ 35                               4.75” x 2.0”

Preferred mode of submission –

Electronic .EPS, .JPG, or  .TIF file

This is the preferred format since we can drop the ad directly into our page layout program.  This method provides high quality reproduction.

The next three formats may be submitted in any combination to form your ad.  Readability of your ad may be affected by the quality of your submission.

Camera-ready photostat

Word-processed copy

Business card, Letterhead, or other identity piece

(Please note that printed pieces with Screened images (dots) do not reproduce well.)

Deadline for submissionFebruary 18, 2011.

Send electronic files of copy to  .

Mail check made payable to New England Theatre Conference:

215 Knob Hill Drive

Hamden, Connecticut

Need more info? Contact Chuck at or 603-891-0734.

Thank you for your support!

NH NETC Board Members Featured in SPOTLIGHT

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Subscribers tot the AACT newsletter Spotlight will want to check out the coverage of the New Hampshire state festival in Milford, NH, in September.  Photos of Board members Patricia White and Bevie Lord appear on 33 of the January/February edition of Spotlight,

Integrating Arts in the Academic Curriculum

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Jonathan C. Rappaport, Executive Director of Arts/Learning in Natick, MA, announces a series of workshops for teachers.  Jonathan was the musical director of Brundibar, winner of the 2000 NETC Moss Hart Memorial Award.

Minds in Motion II

March 12, April 2,

April 30, May 7, 2011

8:30AM to 5PM

Following on the heels of last spring’s highly successful offering, Minds In Motion, Arts|Learning is thrilled to be able to sponsor this course in a newly expanded, 3-credit offering over 4 Saturdays during March, April, and May, 2011, located at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, and in collaboration with the Critical and Creative Thinking Program of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

This exciting 3-credit course is designed for teachers interested in integrating the ARTS into academic curricula.  It demonstrates how the ARTS (visual, performing, film-making, dance, theatre, etc.) are taught through CRITICAL and CREATIVE THINKING, and how thinking is enhanced through the ARTS.  Registration is currently underway!

Minds in Motion II features a variety of hands-on and discussion-based activities.  Teachers will stretch their minds, bodies, and senses to explore ways to promote students’ abilities to think critically and creatively through different domains of the arts, while making exciting discoveries about their own artistic interests and strengths in the process.

Instructors will include Nina Greenwald, UMass Boston; John Hooker, Bridgewater State University; David Martin, UMass Boston; and Elaine Sisler, Endicott College.

To register for this course, please click here.  For more information, contact Nina Greenwald, or call 617-287-7900.  Cost for the course, including 3 graduate credits and lunches for 3 of the 4 days is $139

The Gecko In Winter Returns for 7th Season at CCAE Three Saturdays: January 29th, February 26th, & March 26th

Monday, January 24th, 2011

For the past six years, The Gecko in Winter has been presenting readings of new works by award-winning Boston-area writers on the last Saturday nights of January, February and March in Harvard Square at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Playwright and screenwriter Hortense Gerardo is the creator and moving force behind The Gecko in Winter. [Note: Hortense Gerardo, regional representative of Dramatists' Guild of America, was a presenter at the 2010 NETC convention.]

“I was inspired to start the Gecko after spending time in Scotland, where there was a reading series in Edinburgh called The Monday Night Lizard,” says Gerardo. “It is tremendously helpful for playwrights to hear their words brought to life in a staged reading — as well as hearing feedback afterwards from members of the audience about what worked and what didn’t.”

This year, the Gecko in Winter will feature new works by emerging writers in theatre, poetry, and film, including Scott Welty on January 29.  On February 26, emerging poet Lee Aadahl, Jr. will read selections from his 2009 collection, I am… and his three-part epic poem entitled,  Tale, published in 2010.  On  March 26 emerging playwright and filmmaker, Kate Tarker, will present her film versions of short screenplays written by the Lizard Claw Playwriting group, including works by Kathleen Akerly, Rich Espey, Hortense Gerardo, Callie Kimball, Stephanie Walker, as well as Kate Tarker.

The January 29th program  will feature three new comedies by Scott Welty and Hortense Gerardo featuring:  Bob Mussett, Chuck Schwager, Joye Thaller, Phil Thompson and Andrew Wetmore.

As in previous years, the cost of admission will include  delicious pastries and fresh coffee from our sponsors, and will help to support the playwrights and actors.

What:   Readings of new theatrical works by Boston area writers When:   January 29, February 26, and March 26, 2011 Time:   8:00 pm Where: The Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Blacksmith House     Address:        56 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA  02138 Tickets: $10 (for sale in advance via CCAE’s web site via phone) Phone:  617-547-6789 x1. URL:

Job Posting

Monday, January 24th, 2011

From our colleague Wil Kilroy at USM comes news of an emergency job opening:
“The University of Southern Maine Theatre has just lost their costume shop director and we are looking for an IMMEDIATE replacement should you know of anyone qualified to cover this winter semester.  They work on costume builds, collaborating with our designer and supervise student crews and workstudy assistants, manage the budget, and purchases etc.  Feel free to have anyone you may know of contact me. .”