Gina Carballo has been involved with the NH Theatre Awardssince 2005. She has held many titles within the organization, starting as an Awards Girl, then becoming an Operation Committee Member, where she stepped up as After Party Coordinator, then Vice President, and now President. She holds a BA in Theatre & English from The University of Massachusetts at Lowell and currently works in Development & Admissions at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. She has been active in community and professional theatre for over 15 years and has been involved in numerous productions throughout the state of NH. She is a core actor and current board member with Theatre Kapow. Gina currently resides in Cambridge, MA with her partner Justin and their weimaraner Silver.
Matty Gregg Co-Founder of the NH Theatre Awards. Full bio pending
Rick Broussard [New Hampshire Magazine, Editor] Rick and Matty Gregg first conceived of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards while working together at New Hampshire Magazine in 2000. By the following year, about two dozen theatre companies were participating in peer adjudication and plans were in place for the first awards night in early 2002. Matty has since moved away but remains involved. Rick is the editor of New Hampshire Magazine. Along with serving as member of the NH Theatre Awards Operations (Executive) Committee and NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors, he sits on the board of directors for New Hampshire Made, Inc., is the vice chairman of the New Energy Foundation and is an ambassador of the New Hampshire Humanities Council board of advisers. Rick lives in Concord with his kind and giving wife Jemi.
Bryan Halperin is a founder of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse and has directed over 40 productions at the Playhouse for its youth, community, and professional theatre divisions. Bryan is a four time winner of "Best Director" at the NH Theatre Awards for Our Town, Two Rooms, A Year with Frog and Toad, and most recently The Fantasticks. Besides directing, Bryan has written several plays performed at the Playhouse; created the Winni Players' well-respected annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Series and produced and directed all 7 productions; created and produced the Winnni Players/Teen Ensemble's educational and entertaining semi-annual Playwriting Festivals; and appeared in several Winni Players community theatre productions. Bryan recently published his first children's book, Too Hot for Santa (check it out at www.toohotforsanta.com!), continuing his ongoing commitment to using creative and performing arts to educate and inspire children to take care of the environment. He has toured NH elementary schools in The RecyclaBulls, a series of musicals that teach environmental awareness that he also wrote. Bryan will be the new theatre director at Inter-Lakes Middle Tier this year. He lives in Meredith with his wife, two daughters and a very loud cat.
Joe Vago [Actor/director/technical director/producer] was the Executive Director of the NH Theatre Awards from 2008 through 2012 and a few months in 2014. He has been part of NH theatre since the fickle-finger-of-fate intervened during his final year at the NH Technical Institute in 1991 providing him the opportunity to be the lead in the colleges first theatrical production. Since then he has performed in over 40 theatrical productions all over NH. He is an incorporating board member of the New Thalian Players (NTP) and served as their first vice-president. He also was Technical Director for over a dozen NTP productions. Joe is also a past President of Music and Drama Company. He was the Producer for the New Thalian players production of "GREASE" which was Manchester NH's first free outdoor summer theatre in over a decade. It was Joe who almost single handedly created, wrote, and still helps maintain the current NHTA Adjudication website that all adjudicators and liaisons use today. Joe likes to say he "is a programmer by day, and a thespian by night". Joe lives in Londonderry NH with his wonderful wife Lindsay and 3 handsome sons.
Mo Demers Actor and Director for a number of theatre companies around the state. She currently is the primary Adjudication website Administrator. Mo also serves on the NHTA Training sub-committee and the Rules sub-committee. Mo lives in Epsom with her husband.
Lowell Williams is a New England actor, producer, and playwright. He is a two-time winner of NHTA’s Best Original Play award, and holds AACT awards for acting, and a Best Production with KISTheater for an original play in 2001. He was an original board member with Yellow Taxi Productions where he was Playwright-in-Residence for five years. Lowell holds an MFA from Goddard College and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Lyn Osborne Winter [Weathervane Theatre, Managing Director] began working with the Theatre in 1990, bringing career experience in journalism, print and graphic production skills as well as business management experience to year round financial and operations responsibilities. With Weathervane Theatre she has been directing marketing and working with fundraising initiatives.
Joel Mercier is a New England based Composer, Director & Music Director with credits from nationally recognized theaters all over the country including the Palace Theatre & New London Barn Playhouse (NH), Northern Stage (VT), Idaho Shakespeare Festival (ID), Great Lakes Theater (OH), Goodspeed Opera House (CT), and NYC's Duplex, Westbeth Off-Broadway & Nokia Theatre Times Square. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Mercier was Artistic Associate at the New London Barn Playhouse for six seasons, a Guest Artist at Dartmouth College, and is currently the Artistic Director of the NH Theatre Factory in Southern NH.
Mia Moravis comes to the Monadnock region with vast business experience in the creative arts. As a General Manager, V.P. and Producer at a PBS Member Station, Mia’s fundraising, producing and interviewing talents were utilized in multiple documentaries, for which she received three Emmy® nominations. Mia’s award-winning world music documentary films have garnered high rotation exposure on Sundance Channel’s 24 Frame News, MTV, CNN, Discovery’s People+Arts channel, and E! Mia served on the Board of Governors, and serves as a Judge for, the Emmys®. She is a Voting Member of NARAS (Grammy®) and LARAS (Latin Grammy®). ASCAP has awarded Mia her twenty-first Special Award for Popular Music. She served as Creative and Producer Consultants for world music films seen on HBO Latino, and provided marketing expertise to DreamWorks SKG for several films, including the Oscar®-nominated House of Sand and Fog. Mia has served as guest lecturer for TV/Film Departments of several educational institutions, including American University.
Morgan Murphy [Whitebridge Farm Productions] received his M.F.A. degree from the University of Connecticut. He also holds a B.A. degree from Whitman College (WA); and Training Certificates from National Shakespeare Conservatory (NY) and Neighborhood Playhouse/Meisner Carville Scool of Acting (NYC/BWI). Murphy has produced, directed, performed and instructed on both coasts. He served as Executive Producer for several short films. In New Hampshire, Murphy has directed for the Palace Theater in Manchester NH. He has held teaching positions and professorships in the arts at University of Connecticut, Whitman College, Plymouth State University, Walla Walla Community College and New Hampton School, where he also served as chair of the Arts Department and Director of Performing Arts. He was founding Artistic Director of Performance PLUS, a New England performing arts summer conservatory focusing on film, theater, music, dance and technical production that served professional artists and students in the creation of original work from 9 countries and 22 states. Murphy has received the Young Alumni Award from Whitman College where he was also a President Scholar. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Global Character Institute.
Katie Collins Katie is the Director of Development at the Capitol Center for the Arts, and has served on the NHTA Board of Trustees since 2011. Over the past twenty years Katie has performed with Milford Area Players, the Acting Loft, Stage One Productions, New Thalian Players, Music and Drama Company, Concord Community Players, and Theater Kapow. In 2013, Katie was awarded the NH Theater Award for Outstanding Lead Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Drama for her role as Dr. Vivian Bearing in “W;t.” She serves on the board of Directors of Leadership New Hampshire, and is a past trustee of the Acting Loft, and a past President of CONFR (Continuing Education in Fundraising). Katie lives in Manchester with her patient wife Kelly and talented daughter Liza.
Scott Brodsky full bio pending