Fact Sheet: Educational Theatre Collaborative 2011

December 22nd, 2010 by Adam

January 2011 Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) presents Peter Pan

During the month of January, the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) presents a project with multiple focus areas, all connected to themes surrounding the capstone experience—a full-scale, intergenerational production of Peter Pan.

2011 Production

Peter Pan

January 26-30, 2011

80-member intergenerational cast. Rehearsals occur over 22 days, beginning January 2.

Historical Photo: 1995 production


The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is a venture of Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, in it’s 17th year of producing intergenerational theatre experiences that include community members, elementary, high school and university students and PSU faculty and staff from more than 18 towns.

ETC Goal

To product the highest quality theatre and integrated arts experiences possible, through collaborations with Plymouth State University, area schools and the community.

ETC Awards

Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Children’s and Community Theatre; Hippo Press “Best of Everything” Award.

Related Events

Children’s Arts Festival Saturday, January 15, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grades K-6. $35 Silver Center for the Arts. Five workshops in dance, acting, art, music and language arts, and special backstage tour. For information or registration call Michelle Lauriat, (603) 535-2615. Some scholarships available. Brochure online at Plymouth.edu/etc.

Integrated Arts Conference for artists and educators. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, January 29, Silver Center for the Arts. $125. Keynote address: Jessica Hoffman Davis, founder, Arts in Education program, Harvard University—The Arts in Education: Where Dreams are Born. Participants choose two of seven hands-on workshops in the arts in education.

Character Lunch fun for the entire family.Meet characters from Peter Pan. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 29, The Common Man Inn, Plymouth.
Tickets available at the door or call (603)535-2647. $12 adults, $10 children.

Also available for graduate credit at additional cost. Registration: dstalnaker@plymouth.edu, (603) 535-2933. Additional information online at plymouth.edu/etc.


Professor Trish Lindberg, ETC Artistic Director, PSU. (603) 535-2647; plindber@plymouth.edu (e-mail preferred).

Robb Dimmick, Co-Producer, RIBooks@aol.com.

Online Information: www.plymouth.edu/etc; Facebook: Educational Theatre Collaborative.

Media Relations Manager, Plymouth State University
Bruce Lyndes (603) 535-2775 blyndes@plymouth.edu.

Publicist, Betsy Cheney (603) 535-2276; betsyc@plymouth.edu.


Peter Pan is the beloved classic tale of a boy who wouldn’t grow up, his adventures in Neverland with Tinker Bell and Wendy, Michael and John Darling and his encounters battling the crocodile, the pirates and Captain Hook.

Main Characters

Peter Pan: Sam Tolley of Weare, a senior theatre arts major at PSU.

Captain Hook/Mr. Darling: Robb Dimmick of Providence, R.I.

Wendy Darling: Sharleigh Kay Thomson of Danbury.

Tiger Lilly: Rebecca Rose Martin of Rochester, a first-year theatre arts major at PSU.

Smee: Joseph Casey of Holderness.

Mrs. Darling: Jennifer Roach of Highgate Center, Vt., a senior theatre arts major at PSU.

John Darling: Samuel Ebner of Plymouth.

Michael Darling: Elizabeth Casey of Holderness.

Nana: Abbie Morin of Laconia, a junior theatre arts major at PSU.

Crocodile: Beau Fisher of Nashua, a first-year theatre arts major at PSU.


January 26-29 at 7 p.m.; January 29 and 30 at 2 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University.

Tickets Silver Center Box Office (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869; Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
$28-24 for adults; $24-20 for seniors and $22-18 for youth; Groups of 15 or more purchased at the same time, $16 in B seating only.

Box Office closed Dec. 13–Jan. 2 but tickets are available online at silver.plymouth.edu. Box Office hours beginning Jan. 3 are Mon-Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Artistic Director

Professor of Education Patricia Lindberg, plindber@plymouth.edu.

ETC co-founder; coordinator M.Ed. in integrated arts; founder and artistic director Kearsarge Arts Theatre (KAT); and co-founder of Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility (TIGER) professional touring educational theatre company.

Dr. Lindberg has directed nearly 100 educational theatre productions for family audiences, including performances in Ireland, England, South Africa, New Zealand and Lithuania. An original musical adaption of “Pollyanna” premiered in January 2008 at Plymouth State University. Most recently TIGER premiered “GREEN TIGERRRR,” which seeks to teach children about the importance of not bullying the environment. TIGER has performed regionally, nationally and internationally in England and Egypt.
Additional biography at plymouth.edu/outreach/etc/about-etc/who-is-etc/dr-trish-lindberg.


Robb Dimmick,ribooks@aol.com.

Dimmick has brought his commitment and talent to ETC for more than a decade. As co-producer, Dimmick coordinates the Children’s Arts Festival, Integrated Arts Conference, and an impressive exhibit of artwork by regional school children. He holds a masters degree in integrated arts from Plymouth State University and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in theatre and education. He is founder and artistic director of Jazz is a Rainbow, which introduces the jazz songbook to urban youth. His master classes in auditioning technique and musical theatre have been offered at PSU and The Providence Performing Arts Center.
Additional biography at plymouth.edu/outreach/etc/about-etc/who-is-etc/robb-dimmick.

Music Director

Kenneth Roberts graduated from York University (UK) and is music director for several organizations in the United Kingdom. He has conducted and performed as a solo pianist and accompanist at halls, theatres and palaces throughout England, Europe and the U.S. Roberts’ work as a composer includes three operas. In addition to writing a harpsichord concerto, Roberts has scored shows for Writer’s Vamp, two Kearsarge Arts Theatre (KAT) productions as well as productions for the PSU educational theatre troupe, TIGER.


Tara Holmes is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Dance at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. She will graduate this December with her masters degree in secondary education with an option in Integrated Arts and holds her undergraduate degree in dance performance studies in secondary education from Roger Williams College. This is her second year choreographing for ETC.

ETC Administrative Assistant

Michelle Lauriat, PSU College of Graduate Studies (603) 535-2615; mclauriat@plymouth.edu.

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