Jayne was born in London and studied drama at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. London fringe roles include: Rebecca, Once a Catholic, a touring production of Two, and the premiere of the first live soap opera, The Married Class. Her passion for writing produced short stories for magazines and There's a J in Majorca. In 2002, she immigrated to the USA and returned to focus on writing, with performances at the Boston Theater Marathon; Gamm Theater, RI; ACME Winter Festival; and Culture Park Play Marathon. She is a Teambuilding facilitator and plays character roles in various opportunities.
CHARLOTTE ANNE DORE
Wardrobe Consultant ~ Performer
Charlotte Anne Dore is a member of SAG/ AFTRA, Actors Equity, and Puppeteers of America. She has recorded over 40 audiobooks. She toured around the country with Underground Railway Theatre's educational program Are You Ready, My Sister. Charlotte (as part of an ensemble) has won a Boston Emmy & a "Scene" award, and worked the animatronics gorilla on the movie The Zookeeper with Kevin James. Charlotte also runs her own company, "Rosalita's Puppets," which has been performing in New England for over 20 years at festivals, libraries, museums, daycare centers, Boston parks, etc. www.rosalitaspuppets.com
Writer ~ Musical Director ~ Performer
Dan is a Boston based actor, writer, musician and voice teacher who has worked with numerous fringe and large stage theaters in the area incl.: Reagle Music Theatre, Wellesley Rep., Theatre Espresso, Bad Habit Productions, Maiden Phoenix, Arts After Hours, and Imaginary Beasts. Dan received a dual Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College in Vocal Performance (concentration in Opera and Jazz) and Music Education. As a writer, Dan’s works have been produced by Rogue Burlesque, The Boston Circus Guild, ART, and History At Play™.
Performer ~ Musician
Jeff has been featured on TV in a variety of commercials, including for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and for W.B. Mason. On stage, he has been part of the team which comprised Charlie Hall's musical comedy revue, Mass Hysteria. On screen, Jeff was cast in a principal role opposite Bradley Cooper in the film, Joy, only to largely get cut from the final film. (But he got to hang out with Bradley for a couple days!). Jeff is also an accomplished musician: a singer as well as a pianist and ukulele-ist. Another talent he possesses is writing jokes for local comedians. Jeff earned his B.A. in Music from Tufts University and his M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College.
Founder ~ Artistic Director ~ Principal Performer
Judith is a professional educator, actress, and living historian. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture. She attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith founded History At Play™ in 2010 to provide educational entertainment, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Judith researches, writes, produces, and performs.
Steve is a classically trained pianist and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. His first major role in the theater and one of his proudest accomplishments was to serve as the very first music director for Face Off. In addition, he has served as music director for ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Family Show. Aside from his first love of improv music directing, he is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter, and is also actively involved in children's theater programs as a music director, writer and composer.
Musician ~ Performer
Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, Todd Theriault has performed extensively in and around Boston as a soloist and accompanist in both the classical and popular genres. Todd has musically directed and performed in several musicals in the Boston area including Forever Plaid, Mass Hysteria, and Funny Business. Todd has entertained at Club Café, Boston, and Diamond Jim’s (Lenox Hotel). An accomplished organist and church musician, Todd led the Sacred Heart Choir (Lexington, MA) on a concert tour of Rome & Sicily and serves on the faculty at Brandies University as Artist in Residence.
Sheryl attended Emerson College, Boston, MA where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Since then she has traveled across the United States to work. She currently stars in two one-woman shows that tour to different schools for enrichment programs, libraries, and senior centers throughout New England. She also writes and performs with StageCoach Improv. She has been the voice for several characters for Sony Play Station games and for a variety of medical CD ROMS. She keeps busy working on films, television and theater throughout Boston and New York.
Joseph Juknievich has directed and acted in numerous productions at the community and college level in southern New Hampshire. Additionally, he has written plays that have been performed by college and high school actors. He was recognized as a finalist for an SDC Directing Fellowship at the Kennedy Center's Region I American College Theater Festival. One of his plays, The Last Testament of Ethel Rosenberg, was chosen as a finalist for the University of New Hampshire's Undergraduate Prize Plays competition. Selected acting credits include John Hale in The Crucible, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Jason in a modern rock adaption of Medea. He studied History and Theater at the University of New Hampshire.
Sophia Lajoie is a second-year student studying Theatre, with a double-minor in Arts Administration and Computer Science, at Suffolk University. Sophia grew up in Maine, before moving to Boston to work and study. At Suffolk, she is focusing on theatre production and management. To date, she has stage managed many Suffolk University shows, and has worked with Open Theatre Project.