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director & artist in residence


photo by Nancy Horton
Caste & John Whopps, The Music Hall

Genevieve Aichele has directed professional and student performers in a variety of theatrical venues throughout New England. Recent professional directing credits include the The Music Hall’s 125th Anniversary production of Caste and John Wopps, for which she won the 2002 Spotlight Award for Best Director. Genevieve has also directed and toured with Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker for MaD Theatricals; directed Follies: A Vaudeville in 9 Acts for the Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival with special guest Bill Irwin; and directed Ballet Theatre Workshop and Festival Ballet of Rhode Island in Carnival of the Animals and Knights of the Square Tables in collaboration with choreographer Mihailo Djuric.

Genevieve has directed thousands of youth during her 30 years of working as an Artist-in-Residence. She has directed the NH Theatre Project Youth Repertory Company, a pre-professional training program for teens, in productions of classical dramatic literature that range from Shakespeare to Brecht.


photo by Sofia Piel
The Tempest, NHTP Youth Repertory Co.
Along with her work in professional and youth theatre productions, Genevieve frequently directs community arts programs in her role as artistic director of New Hampshire Theatre Project. These have included multi-generation, multi-media projects such as Neighborhoods (for which she won the 2002 Spotlight Award for Community Arts) in Portsmouth, NH; The World Sits Down to Dinner in Rye, NH; and Aunt Chip & the Triple Creek Dam in Greenland, NH. These productions feature large casts (between 50-150) of both amateurs and professionals, ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Genevieve also adjudicates regularly for both the American Association of Community Theatres and the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild.

Link - New Hampshire Theatre Project website

testimonials

“Genevieve Aichele is a leader in the community of artists in this state. (She) has the force of personality and the respect of her colleagues so that when issues need to be addressed or things need to get done, people look to her leadership… For two decades the word has been out that Genevieve Aichele is consistently one of our very best.”
– James Patrick Kelly, Chair, NH State Council on the Arts

“Exceptionally talented actors under the masterful direction of Genevieve Aichele”
– Gail VanHoy Carolan, President, Board of Trustees, The Music Hall

“She made every group feel valued and was supportive of all efforts. All criticism was constructive and geared to the growth of actors and production.”
– 2003 AACT Adjudicator Evaluation

“Her workshop on the physicality of directing was outstanding”
– 2005 AACT Adjudicator Evaluation

“In a time when the arts have been neglected in so many school programs, you have challenged young people to understand and enjoy the great works of theatre. Every member of the group has experienced the rewards of concentration, cooperation, and hard work n a challenging endeavor. We take great pleasure in the wonderful synergy among all the performers, and your energy that created that whole.”
– Libby & Sid Topol, NHTP Donors

resumé

DIRECTING/CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS:  
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, NHTP Youth Repertory Co. Director
Celebration, NHTP Professional Company Director
Mother Courage & Her Children, NHTP Youth Repertory Co. Director
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, NHTP Professional Company Director
Communicating Doors, Hackmatack Playhouse Director
The Skin of Our Teeth, NHTP Youth Repertory Company Director
Mitty! (The Musical), NHTP Professional Company Director
Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker, MaD Theatricals (Touring) Director
The Odyssey, NHTP Professional Company Associate Director
Stage Door, NHTP Youth Repertory Company Director
A Woman’s Heart, NHTP Professional Company Director/Actor
The Elephant Man , NHTP Professional Season, W.E.S.T. Director
A Woman's Heart, NHTP Professional Season, W.E.S.T. Director
Stage Door , NHTP Youth Repertory Company, W.E.S.T. Director
The Tempest, NHTP Youth Repertory Company, W.E.S.T. Director
The Comedy of Errors, NHTP Youth Repertory Company, W.E.S.T. Director
Idiot's Delight, NHTP Youth Repertory Company, W.E.S.T. Director
Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker, MaD Theatricals Director
Caste & John Wopps, The Music Hall 125 th Anniversary Jubilee Director
Vausdeville Follies w/Special Guest Bill Irwin, MaD Theatricals Directing Consultant
Aristophanes' The Birds, NHTP Youth Repertory Co., The Music Hall Director
Reflections, Commemoration of September 11, The Music Hall Producer, Director
Macbeth, NHTP Yourth Repertory Co. at The Music Hall Director
The Madwoman of Chaillot, NHTP Youth Repertory Co. Director
King Arthur & Knights of the Square Tables, Ballet Theatre Wksp Playwright, Co-Director
Lion,Witch & Wardrobe, NHTP Junior Repertory Co. Director
Neighborhoods, NH Theatre Project at The Music Hall, Ports. NH Playwright, Director
Twelfth Night, NHTP Youth Repertory Company Director
Harvey, NHTP Youth Repertory Company Director
Carnival of the Animals, Ballet Theatre Workshop Playwright, Dialog Coach
Knights of the Kitchen Table, Newington School Playwright, Director
Aunt Chip & Triple Creek Dam, Greenland Community Theatre Producer, Choreographer
Fabulous Faerie Tales, NH Theatre Project Playwright, Director
Arabian Nights, Concord Youth Theatre, Concord, MA Director
Anne of Green Gables, CYT, Concord, MA Choreographer
Lion, Witch & Wardrobe, American Stage Festival, Milford, NH Director
Three Little Pigs, ASF & North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly MA Director
Around the World in 90 Minutes, ASF, Milford, NH Director
The Reluctant Dragon, ASF, Milford, NH Director
The Snow Queen, ASF, Milford, NH Director
Waiting for Godot, NH Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH Director
Tortoise vs. Hare, University of NH, Durham, NH Choreographer
Shakespeare Unplugged, Kitchensink Theatre, Portsmouth, NH Director
Beyond Myth, Kitchensink Theatre, Portsmouth, NH Director
Trash World, Ha'Penny Theatre, Rye, NH Director
Along the Boomerang Coast, Ha'Penny Theatre, Rye, NH Director
Shakespeare's Ladies, Classics Company, Dover, NH Director
The Dream Stealer, Petit Papillon Ballet, Concord, NH Choreographer
Desert Ice, Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH Choreographer
Music Man, Exeter Players, Exeter, NH Choreographer
NH Movement Theatre Festival, UNH, Durham, NH Producing Director
 
EDUCATION CREDITS:  
Plymouth State University Graduate School, Plymouth NH Affiliate faculty
NH Dept. of Education, Drama Currirulum Standards Consultant
VSA arts, Start with the Arts Curriculum, Washington, DC Consultant
The Music Hall Teen Theatre Camp, Portsmouth, NH Drama instructor
American Stage Festival Summer Arts, Milford, NH Drama instructor
Hawthorne Creative Arts Camp, Raymond, ME Drama instructor
League of NH Craftsmen Summer Arts, Exeter, NH Drama instructor
Ctr. Strafford Summer Arts Camp, Strafford, NH Drama instructor
NHTP Story Theatre Camp, Portsmouth, NH Drama instructor
Danse Papillon Ballet Company, Concord, NH Drama instructor
Merrimack Valley College, Manchester, NH Drama instructor
Portsmouth Elementary Schools, Portsmouth, NH Drama instructor
NH Educational Theatre Guild (various festivals) Adjudicator
NH Community Theatre Association (various festivals) Adjudicator
Cultural Education Collaborative, Cambridge, MA Site Evaluator

Artist-in-Residence at hundreds of schools & special needs sites throughout the U.S, 1977-2005

   

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