A Note from the Artistic Director:
Welcome to the Newton Theatre Company!
Since our first show in 2013, we've been very busy! Our mission statement of staging classics in new ways and finding original pieces of literature to adapt has led to an invigorating three years. I'm proud to share that our audiences have doubled in size, as has our acting company of regulars. We are always on the look out for more creative involvement - on or off stage, as well as a larger audience pool, so please be in touch!
Although our home is the Newton Cultural Center, located in the War Memorial Auditorium in Newton City Hall, we have also been on the move!
During spring 2016 we joined forces with Newton Nomadic Theater and toured The Importance of Being Earnest to Gregorian Rugs. This summer saw a partnership with Boston College's Classics Department develop, as we staged free performances of Aeschylus's Agamemnon under the stars at the Hyde Bandshell and Boston College's Stokes Amphitheater. We finished up our season back home on the Theater Steps of Newton City Hall, a fitting place for our last performance of Agamemnon, since the Theater Steps were used in Act III of Our Town, our very first show at City Hall!
Our 2016-2017 season will include more Junie B., Moliere and Aeschylus!
Please support us by sharing our Facebook page, website and most importantly, come to our next show!
Hope to see you there!
Melissa Bernstein (Artistic Director) founded the Newton Theatre Company (NTC) in 2013 and has directed all NTC shows including Wonder, Our Town, The Song of Achilles: Parts I and II, The Imaginary Invalid, Junie B. Jones and That Yucky Blucky Fruitcake, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Agamemnon. She is founder and Executive Director of the Newton Youth Players housed in the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall. Since beginning the program in 2006 she has directed over fifty productions involving close to one thousand youth actors. From 2005-2007 she founded and led the Fingerpaint Players, a traveling children’s theatre troupe housed at Newton North High School. Other shows directed include Iphigenia at Aulis and The Boys Next Door in Boulder, Colorado. Melissa holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MFA in Playwriting/Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BA in Theatre from SUNY-Binghamton.