NHTA Announces New Executive Director! 

New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) has elected Bryan Halperin as their new Executive Director. Halperin, a founder of and Executive Director of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse since its inception in 2004, comes to NHTA with a vast palette of experience. Halperin is involved with all facets of the Playhouse’s operation. In addition to running its day-to-day operations, Halperin also writes directs, produces, and performs in its plays and musicals. His children’s musical series on environmental education has toured elementary schools throughout the state. He has won several New Hampshire Theatre Awards for directing, and received multiple Finalist nods in the playwright, director and actor categories. Halperin is also the creator of the Playhouse’s Playwriting Project, for which he teaches, in the fall, teens and adults how to write a one act play, and then produces and showcases, in the spring, a new play festival. For the past seven years, Halperin has also served as Producer/Director (and occasional actor) for the Winni Players’ Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Staged Reading

"I'm thrilled to be getting involved more formally with the NH Theatre Awards at this exciting time in its development.” Halperin says. “For me, theatre is all about community building and I see the NHTAs as an opportunity to expand that objective to a larger, state-wide community.  Having experience producing and directing theatre on the youth, community and professional levels in NH allows me to reach out to and relate to all the participating groups at the various levels and understand the challenges and opportunities they face and figure out how the NHTAs can support and enhance what they do."

States NHTA President, Gina Carballo, "Our Board of Directors and Operations Committee have a great deal of admiration and respect for Bryan. He is our top choice for the Executive Director position. He is a natural leader and possesses the vision, fortitude, and comportment required to implement NHTA’s goals, now and in the future.  Bryan and I share a parallel vision about this organization—our members must always be our top priority, and we must execute our initiatives with utmost integrity. Having a like-minded person lead this organization with me, with the bonus of Bryan's credentials, excites me about the bright future of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards.” 

Posted by Joe Vago Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:08:00 PM Categories: Board of Directors NH Theatre Award News

NHTA Board of Directors seeks Executive Director  

New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) Board of Directors Seeks New Executive Director 


The NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors currently seeks applicants for the position of Executive Director. The position encompasses statewide prominence and high visibility in the theatre community, and beyond. The term is one year and multiple terms may be served. This is a paid stipend position. 


  • Attend all monthly Board of Directors (BOD) meetings 
  • Oversee and manage Operations Committee (OC), including overseeing all meetings and reporting activity to NHTA BOD, liaise with Board President and Treasurer on all NHTA business, as needed, and oversee with OC the Adjudication process and training modules.
  • Manage relationships with all participating and non-participating theatre groups (Professional and Community)  
  • Oversee Awards Night planning and logistics, including pre- and post-Awards events, and VIP arrangements and seating
  • Manage and track, with OC, all subcommittee activities 
  • Work with OC on development of policies, procedures, and best practices  
  • Ensure website functionality, content accuracy, timeliness of updates, and update technology as needed 
  • Address with timeliness communications between OC and participating theatre companies 
  • Manage, track, and maintain fiscal budget within BOD and Treasurer parameters 
  • Maintain current, and solicit new, relationships with Awards Night vendors 
  • Comply with all set benchmarks for Awards Night schedule/calendar of events, and After-party


Qualifications/Experience required:

  • Organizational spokesperson
attributes, with outstanding personal and presentational skills
  • Ability to define and productively interact with broad-range audiences  

  • Staged productions, including large-scale special and/or theatrical events 

  • Productive nonprofit board relations
  • General marketing 
and public relations concepts and practices as applicable to theatre organizations
  • Positive volunteer relations and leadership initiatives


How to Apply: 

Interested applicants may email a cover letter and résumé to:

Gina M. Carballo

President, New Hampshire Theatre Awards


Interviews with the Board of Directors will be held on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 7PM at the offices of New Hampshire Magazine, 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH.

To be considered for this position, attendance on this date is mandatory.

Posted by Joe Vago Monday, April 28, 2014 10:29:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors NH Theatre Award News

NHTA Annual Meeting announces Officer changes and 2014 "Focus Areas" 

The NH Theatre Awards held its 2014 Annual Meeting with the public on Saturday March 22nd and had several announcements:

Board elects Gina M. Carballo as President of the NHTA.

The NHTA Board of Directors has announced Gina M. Carballo as President of the NH Theatre Awards.

"The tangible contributions Gina has brought to our organization have been without equal," Gregg says.  "This succession plan has been in place for quite some time, and the entire Board is thrilled to have her as our President."

"I am honored to be chosen as President of this organization," Carballo says.  "It is my hope that we can empower our committees and volunteers to continue the great work they do, and to recognize them for their dedicated efforts."

In addition, Matty Gregg has been elected to the role of Vice President.  Mo Demers will be staying with the Board in her capacity as Treasurer, and Katie Collins as Secretary.  There were no changes to the "At Large" membership.

Fundraising Subcommittee Formed, Matty Gregg elected Chair

Because of the successful results from focused efforts to improve adjudication and the event, The NH Theatre Awards formed its first Board subcommittee today.  The focus of this subcommittee will be on fundraising.

"We realize the importance of continuing to grow our organization," Carballo said. "We have made fundraising a main priority, and have asked Matty to make it his key focus for 2014."

"Adjudication and the Event have a dedicated body of people striving to improve them," Gregg said.  "Fundraising is such an important part of what we do, and I am honored to lead this priority.”

Posted by Joe Vago Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:11:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors NH Theatre Award News

NHTA 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday March 22nd in Manchester NH 

The NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors invites all participating theater companies, liaisons, and adjudicators to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at NH Magazine's Office in Manchester NH.
The Annual meeting will begin promptly at 2:00pm and conclude at 4:00pm. There will be a wine and cheese reception immediately following the Annual Meeting.
During our Annual Meeting there will be updates from our President Matty Gregg, our Executive Director Bob Frasca, and our Treasurer Mo Demers.
We will also discuss this years Areas Of Focus and conclude with an Open Forum.
NH Magazine's offices are located at:
McClean Communications   
150 Dow Street
2nd Floor, Entrance #1
Manchester NH, 03101
We look forward to seeing you Saturday afternoon!
Gina M. Carballo
Vice President NH Theatre Awards

Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:04:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors NH Theatre Award News

Board of Directors announce Election of Officers 

New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) Board of Directors have elected two interim officers into their officially assigned positions. Matthew Gregg, NHTA’s Co-Founder, moves from Interim President to President, and Interim Executive Director, Bob Frasca, will now serve as Executive Director. Together, the two gentlemen will perpetuate the NHTA’s mission to support professional and community theatres all over the state.

States new President, Gregg, "I am extremely excited to serve in this role. In 2001, Rick Broussard and I created the Awards for the task of preservation and growth of the performing arts community in New Hampshire, and I am excited to see where leadership has taken it throughout the years. In order for us to fully realize our mission, it is my hope that we generate new methods and ideas outside of our Awards event to help our craft grow and thrive."

Adds Executive Director Frasca, “I’m excited and pleased that the Board decided to remove Interim from the title as we begin to ramp up preparations for our next Awards show. We’re proud of the show we produced last season and look forward to raising the bar this season. I’d like to thank my fellow Operations Committee members for their efforts on behalf of the NHTA, as well as for their support.”

In addition to Gregg and Frasca, the NHTA Board is comprised of Katie Collins as Secretary, and Executive Editor of New Hampshire Magazine, Rick Broussard, serves as Treasurer. Additionally, John Campanello, Gina Carballo, Morgan Murphy and Scott Brodsky serve in myriad ad hoc capacities. Currently, the position of Vice-President is open, and a search committee is screening candidates to fulfill it.

States Frasca, “We are nearing our twelfth Award season, and this year we plan to grow our organization even further. Earlier this year, for our eleventh season, we moved to a new venue, The Stockbridge Theater in Derry, NH. This remains the site for our annual Award presentation production. The Stockbridge is one of the most beautiful facilities in our state, and we’re extremely excited about how this venue enhances the entire Awards experience for every one of NHTA’s member organizations.”

Posted by Joe Vago Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:36:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors

Board of Director Update 

Dear NH Theatre Community, Supporters and Friends,

I am pleased to announce beginning on Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 that I will be continuing the mission of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards by leading the organization as our interim President.  I look forward to continuing my work alongside our Board of Directors and Operations Committee.  I would like to sincerely thank Mark DeLancey for the hard work and dedication that he provided to our organization during his time as president.

As many of you may remember, I was deeply involved in the event during its formative years.

Together, with Rick Broussard and many of you, we solidified the reason for our existence; the performing arts community in New Hampshire must grow, and we simply exist to support your efforts to that end. Regardless of who has been driving the Awards, our Operations Committee and newly formed Board of Directors have always focused on that mission and will continue to do so.  For me, nothing could be as exciting than to return to a more active role in preparation for our upcoming awards show.

Our community is much bigger and more inclusive than when we started.  We’ve watched our friends and family make theatre careers in and outside of New Hampshire.  At the last event, I was floored by how much young talent we had onstage.  The day will come when they are standing onstage, possibly as winners of a Best Actor or Actress award, maybe as the President of the Board of Directors, or even as a Lifetime Achievement recipient. The future of the NHTA has never been brighter.

I look forward to seeing what we do next.

Matty Gregg
Interim President - NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:48:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors

First Appreciation Day & Annual Meeting, April 27th 2013 

The NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors invites all participating theater companies, liaisons, and adjudicators to attend the very first

“NH Theatre Awards Appreciation Day & Annual Meeting”

Saturday April 27th, 2013
NH Magazine's Offices in Manchester NH
between 3pm – 5pm

This is something new the NH Theatre Awards and we want to take this opportunity to personally say “Thank You” to all volunteers who help make the NH Theatre Awards a success!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by calling Mark DeLancey at 603-662-7591 so we have an accurate head count.

*NH Magazine's offices are located at:
McClean Communications   
150 Dow Street
2nd Floor, Entrance #1
Manchester NH, 03101

Monday, April 08, 2013 10:39:00 AM Categories: Board of Directors NH Theatre Award News

Annual Board Meeting & Election of Officers 

Annual Board Meeting & Election of Officers

All are welcome to attend the 2nd annual NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors Annual Meeting.  At this meeting there will also be an Election of Officers

  • WHEN: Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • WHERE NH Magazine Offices, 150 Dow Street in Manchester, NH

Anyone interested in attending please email Support@NHTheatreAwards.org to RSVP your attendance and get directions.


Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:52:00 PM Categories: Board of Directors
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