Aleda Bliss began her theatrical training at the New England Youth Theatre in 2004. She went on to perform in over 20 NEYT productions, including Mary Stuart, Wait Until Dark, Scapin, The Taming of the Shrew, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Miracle Worker, Oliver!, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Harvey, Little Women, Buried Child and Antony and Cleopatra.
Colin Hinckley was first introduced to NEYT in 2007 when he played Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls." He has been in over twenty shows, cabarets and festivals since including Jim O'Connor in "The Glass Menagerie," Grandpa Joe in "Willy Wonka," and Gaston in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."
Harry Poster has been involved with the NEYT since he played Puck in the theatre’s original production of, A Middsummers Night Dream. Since then he has played roles in NEYT shows ranging from, Much Ado About Nothing’s Dogberry, to the Mute in The Fantasticks. At present, Harry is pursuing his BFA in Directing at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
- The Nutcracker- Mouse (4yrs old) – Play – Waterville Opera House – Waterville, ME.
- Bluebird- Little girl (8 yrs old) – Student film – Rockport Film School – Rockport, ME.
- Bloody Mary – Little girl (9 yrs old) – Student film – Rockport Film School – Rockport, ME.
Though James "Jay" Gelter started teaching and directing at NEYT summer camps in 2006, he did not appear on the NEYT stage until he played Tom Wingfield in "The Glass Menegrie" in 2008.
Jay teaches classes regularly at NEYT and serves on the Alumni board.
Julianne Kaplan performed in one show at NEYT as a teenager, playing Frieda in Charlie Brown’s Christmas. She was nevertheless involved in theater for two years through the career center at BUHS with Bob Kramsky. After high school she studied folk music in Bulgaria and the Republic of Georgia with Village Harmony, and upon returning worked for three years in a school for kids with special needs.
Hello All, Kario here!
Let's see, where to begin? My very first experience with NEYT was when I was 11 or 12 years old, when my dad took me to see NEYT's summer production of Jack and the Three Golden Hairs. I had two immediate reactions upon seeing that show. The first was, "What fun!", quickly followed by the second of, "I can do that."
Nick is at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, double majoring in Italian Studies and theatre. Nick has been part of NEYT since its first show, A Midsummers Night Dream, in which he played Snug the Joiner at age 11. Nick participated in every show he could, including a memorable run in the title role of The Music Man in 2004.
Rosa Palmeri is pursuing a BFA in Theatrical Performance at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She began her acting career at the New England Youth Theatre in 2003 as Uncle the Pig in Charlotte’s Web. Since then she has appeared in many productions including The Glass Menagerie, A Night at The Opera, Scapin, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Macbeth, The Miracle Worker, Harvey, and Bye Bye Birdie.
Though she had been acting long before then, Shannon Ward first became involved with NEYT in 2000. Her first show was a melodrama production of Aladdin when she was ten. Since then, her roles have included Hero in Much Ado About Nothing,