A Note from the Artistic Director
Since our first show in 2013, we've been very busy! Over the past six years, we have been working diligently to achieve our mission statement of creating high-quality, accessible stagings of classical, contemporary, and adapted pieces of theater.
We are always on the lookout for more creative involvement. Whether you are a local actor, a prospective audience member, or a member of a local nonprofit, please be in touch!
Newton Theatre Company continues to find adventurous spaces to use as theatre venues. You can find us on the Theater Steps at Newton City Hall, the Parlor and the Stage at the Union Church of Newton, and at a storefront on Washington Street.
Newton Theatre Kids, our new children's theatre program, is located at FUUSN– the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton– and has everything: a real stage, a scenery-making room, and a breakout dance studio!
We hope that you'll continue to enjoy our work throughout the season. For more information, like our Facebook page, or subscribe to our email list!
Hope to see you at our next show!
Melissa Bernstein (Artistic Director) founded the Newton Theatre Company in 2013 and has directed all Newton Theatre Company 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, Agamemnon, Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Bourgeois Gentleman (or The Would-Be Hipster), The Oresteia, Junie B. Jones Sneaky Peaky Spying, Ethan Frome, Natural Shocks, Ada and the Engine, Iphigenia at Aulis, Living in Exile, Mansfield Park, Women,Exhibiting, It's a Wonderful Life, and Helen. She was the founder and Executive Director of the Newton Youth Players, housed in the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall. Over the program's history she has directed over 50 productions involving close to one thousand youth actors. 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.