Cape Cod Arts Group Honors Nina Scheussler

Nina Schuessler, artistic director of Harwich Junior Theatre, has been chosen for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod as part of its Fifth Annual Creative Collaborative Conference and awards ceremony. Schuessler, who has supervised the production of more than 150 plays and musicals over the past 35 years, will be honored on March 20 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis.

Other honorees include the Cape Cod Theater Coalition for Collaborative Project of the Year; Lee Connolly Weill, of Barnstable High School, for Arts Educator of the Year; and David Willard, of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, for Community Leadership in Support of the Arts.

This year’s event – held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – will offer another opportunity for the community to learn about current trends in the creative economy and to connect with media and legislative leaders.

For more, visit or call 508-362-0066

Also HJT has scheduled  a Master Class with Equity actors Jordan Ahnquist and De’lon Grant, who portray Huck and Jim in HJT’s smash hit Big River! This one time workshop will take place on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HJT Art’s Center, 265 Sisson Rd. in Harwich Center.

The goal will be to start developing and understanding a basic vocabulary of given circumstances, objectives, obstacles and actions for working on scenes and monologues.

The class is suitable for ages 12-adult. Please pre-register at 508-432-2002 ext.17. The cost is $30.

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