Pontine Movement Theatre – MS116

Provenance: Pontine Movement Theatre, M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers, co-artistic directors

Citation: Pontine Movement Theatre, MS116, Portsmouth Athenaeum

Size: 5.5 linear feet (5 Hollinger boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 multimedia box, 1 oversized folder)

Access: No restrictions

Processed by: James Smith in 2016 with subsequent additions.

Scope and Content

Pontine Movement Theatre—MS 116 includes the theatrical production scripts, playbills, posters and videos as well as correspondence, ephemera and other related material from both its productions and guest performances (1977 – present).

Summary

In 1977, Pontine Movement Theatre (then New Hampshire Mime Company) opened in Market Square Studio with Karen Penhale, the director of Piscataqua River Jazz Dancers.  M. Marguerite Mathews taught adult classes and performed solo.  Star students were Anne Sauve, Ellen Breed and Karen Penhale.  Company applied to state as a non-profit under the name New Hampshire Mime Company.  Mathews, Sauve and Breed began touring as a trio performance.  In 1981-82, the organization became Pontine Movement Theatre. In 1989-90, Pontine moved to McDonough Street Studio, and then in 2003, they moved to West End Studio. In 2016, Pontine departs from West End Studio and begins residency at Strawbery Banke Museum. Pontine has evolved from primarily a corporeal dance company to present a diverse range of voices on its stage and a full range of movement styles (performance art, mime, clown theatre, puppetry, new vaudeville, mask performance and dance theatre).

Since its inception, Pontine has created over fifty original works that have been presented in hundreds of communities throughout New England.  In addition to its own studio, Pontine performs in non-traditional spaces such as community centers, historical societies, senior centers, art galleries, libraries and museums.

Company members include the following (*denotes current) performers:

*M. Marguerite Mathews (1977 – present), co-artistic director, performer

Karen Penhale (1977 – 1982), performer

Ellen (Brown) Breed (1977 – 1984), performer

Anne Sauve (1977 – 1985), performer

Nancy Seagren (1982 – 1984), general manager

Nancy Wetzel (1982 – 1991), development director

Anthony “Tony” Staffier (1983 – 1985), performer

*Gregory Gathers (1984 – present), resident designer, co-artistic director, performer

Mark Towle (1984 – 1987), performer

Erika Batdorf (1985 – 1987), performer

Elizabeth Korabek (1988 – 1991), performer

Larry Jones (1991 – 1993), administrative assistant & performer

Biographical Summary

1977-78     New Hampshire Mime Company opened in Market Square Studio, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH, with Karen Penhale, the director of Piscataqua River Jazz Dancers.  M. Marguerite Mathews taught adult classes and performed solo.

1978-79     The Company establishes Movement Celebration, a series of summer performances on portable stages at various locations in downtown Portsmouth. Performers also include Piscataqua River Jazz Dancers and guest artists.

1980-81     Gregory Gathers begins costume construction for the Company.

1981-82     Karen Penhale departs, and Company changes name to Pontine Movement Theatre. The       following season, a real working board is formed, and an office opens on Congress Street.

1983-84     Ellen Breed leaves the company, and Gregory Gathers becomes resident designer.  The office moves to space across from studio.

1984-85     Gathers and Mark Towle join the company.

1985-86     Anne Sauve departs the company, leaving only M. Marguerite Mathews as the original company member.  Erika Batdorf joins the company.

1987-88     Gathers joins Mathews as co-artistic director, Mark Towle and Erika Batdorf leave the company.

1988-89     Pontine renovates and moves to McDonough Street Studio, McDonough St., Portsmouth, NH.

1991-92     Mathews and Gathers assume all administrative functions; Larry Jones joins as performer.

1992-93     Larry Jones leaves.

1998-99     Pontine website launches (www.pontine.org).

2002-06     Mathews is named the New Hampshire Artist Laureate.

2004          Pontine renovates and moves to West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH.

2013          Mathews receives the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award.

2016-17     Pontine leaves the West End Studio, and the company moves to residency space at Strawbery Banke Museum for the season with long term plans to renovate and relocate to the Plains School in Portsmouth.

Biographical Note:  New Hampshire State Council for Arts Residency

Separated Materials

Photographic images, see P51 collection

Much of the financial records are archived at the New Hampshire Artists’ Archive at the New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH.

Processing Note: This collection was organized chronologically.

 

Series List

I. History

II. Correspondence

III. Early Ephemera

IV. Productions (Stage, Workshop, Residency, etc.)

V. Event Posters

VI. Multimedia

 

I. History of Pontine Movement Theatre

Historical background on Pontine Movement Theatre and institutional affairs

Box 1

Folder 1  Pontine Movement Theatre timeline (1977-1994)  Includes productions, photographs dates and yearly highlights show staff changes, grants, and incomes. [typescript, 5 p.]

Pontine Theatre, 25th Anniversary (1977-2002) [7” x 8.5” pamphlet, abt. 60 p.]

Folder 2  Influence of Etienne Decroux and Corporeal Mime [printed, total 7 p.]

Influence of Etienne Decroux (1898-1991), founder of School of Mime in Paris and with whom M. Marguerite Mathews was a student.  Pontine’s work was founded on training system and philosophy of Decroux in Corporeal Mime.  Includes article “Back to Essentials in Actor Training” from Tufts University Theatre, newsletter, Dec. 1957.

Folder 3  Marguerite Mathews on Etienne Decroux [typescript, total 6 p.]

Includes two different essays by Mathews on the influence of Etienne Decroux, c. 1975.

Folder 4  Financial support, 1988-1989 [printed, 1 p.]

Pontine thanks the businesses that made significant contributions to its move from Market Street Studio to McDonough Street Studio, a total of 23 businesses and individuals:

Archangel: Foss Manufacturing Company, Indian Head Bank & Trust Company, Liberty Mutual, Tyco Laboratories. Guarantor:  The Henley League. Benefactor:  Perrault & Mitchell Ahlgren, Franklin Block Opticians, Ltd., McNeil, Taylor & Dolan, Richard P. Millette & Associates. Producer:  Abington Construction, Asia Restaurant, Continental Cablevision of New England, Dean Witter Reynolds, Erie Scientific Company, Gold Key Realtors, Macro Polo, National Sea Products, New Hampshire Savings Bank, The Oar House, Pic ‘N Pay, Pier I Imports, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Winebaum News.

II. Correspondences [series list]

Folder 5  Correspondences, 1992-2004

1992 Jan. 16     James “Jim” A. Mitchell of Pleasant View Farm (Camden, Maine) to M. Marguerite Mathews, an inquiry about photographic techniques to express emotions through body movement [typescript, 2 p.]

 

1992 Jan. 23     M. Marguerite Mathews to James “Jim” A. Mitchell of Pleasant View Farm (Camden, Maine) response to Mitchell’s inquiry to photographic techniques to express emotions through body movement. Mathews mentions an upcoming production of “Bitter Bliss.” [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1992 Feb 21     James “Jim” A. Mitchell of Pleasant View Farm (Camden, Maine) to M. Marguerite Mathews in regards to photographic techniques to express emotions through body movement [typescript, 2 p.]

 

1992 May 18     M. Marguerite Mathews to Thomas “Tom” G. Leabhart, professor of theatre and resident artist at Pomona College (Claremont, CA). Leabhart was Mathews’ professor and the editor of “Mime Journal.” Letter discusses her tribute in “Mime Journal” to Etienne Decroux who had passed away the previous year. Discussion also included her affection for Tom, the current state of Pontine and its upcoming performances by Paul Zimet’s “Talking Band” and a Japanese Bugaku company. [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1992 May 27     Thomas “Tom” G. Leabhart, professor of theatre and resident artist at Pomona College (Claremont, CA) to M. Marguerite Mathews responding to Mathews previous letter about the “Mime Journal” submission and possibly coming on sabbatical to help Pontine in any way needed [handwritten, 1 p.]

 

1992? [n.d.]     Anne-Imelda Radice, acting chairman, National Endowment for the Arts to Potential Panelist [M. Marguerite Mathews] in regards to becoming a panelist for the NEA and to submit the enclosed application. Notation on letter is “mailed on 9/28/92.” [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1993 July 5     Annette Lust, professor of mime and dance, Dominican College of San Rafael (San Rafael, CA) to M. Marguerite Mathews in regards to certain photographs, information on Gary Shore (founder of the Shoda Movement Theatre), asking if any film exists of Etienne Decroux, and discussion of an upcoming festival in Philadelphia. [typescript, 1 p.]

Also, a photocopy of a photograph is attached asking Mathews to identify the performers [photocopy, 1 p.]

 

1994 Feb. 25     Susan Leidy, celebration coordinator at the New Hampshire MacDowell Celebration, to M. Marguerite Mathews in regards to Pontine participating in the 1996 MacDowell Celebration. [typescript, 2 p.]

 

1994 Mar. 7     M. Marguerite Mathews to Susan Leidy, celebration coordinator at the New Hampshire MacDowell Celebration, responds to Pontine participating in the 1996 MacDowell Celebration. Mathews writes about the current Pontine production of “Our Town.” [typescript, 2 p.]

 

1995 June 5     M. Marguerite Mathews to Jane Alexander, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, in regards to her personal support for the NEA during a very difficult time of funding by stating what she has done to ensure the NEA survives.  Mathews states that Pontine has received support from NEA since 1982. [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1995 June 14     Jane Alexander, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, to M. Marguerite Mathews thanking Mathews for her continued support of NEA [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1995 Nov. 3     M. Marguerite Mathews to Cheryl Kimball, Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., in regards to a photographic request by Heinemann to use Pontine images and includes the credit information for the images. [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1996 Oct. 7     Nora Irvine, et. al, South Berwick Library Advisory Board (South Berwick, Maine), to Pontine send their appreciation and congratulations for a Sept. 22 Pontine performance regarding Sarah Orne Jewett at the library. [greeting card]

 

1997 May 19     Mary Boswell to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers thanking them for her invitation to “The Spirit Woman” production. Boswell praised the play as “stepping into a jeweled box.” [postcard]

 

1997 May 19     Judy Rignout[?] to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers thanking them for her invitation to the “Serpent Woman.” Rignout[?] praised many aspects of the production and wished them well in regional opportunities to present it. [greeting card]

 

1998 July 30     Kurt Wootton, Brown University, to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers in regards to Pontine’s recent seminar at Brown.  Wootton shares how a normally difficult audience member described the seminar as “incredibly valuable.” [handwritten, 2 p.]

 

1998 Dec. 22     Jack Calhoun, Leadership New Hampshire, to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers in regards to Pontine’s recent performance at Leadership New Hampshire at the MacDowell Colony. Calhoun was impressed that Pontine inspired a “normally reserved group of folks to engage in the activities.” [typescript, 1 p.]

 

1999 July     Joanne Simons, literacy resources coordinator at Woodman Park Elementary (Dover, NH) to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers expressing her gratitude for the recent performance of “The Pontine Sampler.”  Simons also mentions Liberty Mutual underwriting this performance. [greeting card]

 

1999 Dec.     Amos Tappan Wilder (Chevy Chase, MD) to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers sends information on Thorton Wilder including a short Wilder play “Now the Servant’s Name Was Malchus.” Also included is a postcard from Eliza Hobson (Portsmouth, NH) mentioning how she was on good terms with her cousins:  Amos Tappan Wilder and Catharine Guiles. [varied]

 

2000 Jan. 29     James B. Atkinson (Cornish, NH) to M. Marguerite Mathews discussing a bibliographical request by Mathews. Atkinson is the co-author of “Footprints of the Past: Images of Cornish, New Hampshire & The Cornish Colony.”  [handwritten, 1 p.]

 

2000 Feb. 12     James B. Atkinson (Cornish, NH) to M. Marguerite Mathews in response to clarification from Mathews regarding his last message. [handwritten, 1 p.]

 

2000 Apr. 11     Carolyn Balducci, Residential College at the University of Michigan, to M. Marguerite Mathews thanking her for the video of “The Serpent Woman.” Balducci praises the performance and makes an inquiry to Pontine travelling to the Detroit / Toledo area. [greeting card]

 

2000 Apr. 19     M. Marguerite Mathews to Carolyn Balducci, Residential College at the University of Michigan, in regards to a video and Pontine’s travel requests. [typescript, 1 p.]

 

2001 Apr. 5     Darryl Thompson of Gilmanton Ironworks, NH, to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers in regards to “Voices from the Spiritland” and discussion on “Journey to Heaven: The Shaker Way.” Thompson’s father, Charles “Bud” Thompson, helped start Canterbury Shaker Village museum (Canterbury, NH) and then later started the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (Warner, NH). [typescript, 4p.]

 

2001 May? [n.d.]     Melody Nestor, Advocates of the North Mill Pond, to M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers sending a ‘thank you’ note for “A Treasure in Our Backyard,” a presentation by the Advocates of the North Mill Pond in conjunction with Pontine. The event took place on May 9, 2001, and it featured artwork and presentations by the local New Franklin School S.W.A.M.P. team.  Pontine performed excerpts from “Dearly Earned.” The ‘thank you’ note was also signed by Ann Smith, teacher at New Franklin School, and others. [note]

 

2003 Apr. 30     M. Marguerite Mathews to Dana Gioia, chair of the National Endowment of the Arts(NEA), thanking the NEA for its continued support of Pontine and wishes Gioia well as the new chair of the organization. [typescript photocopy, 1p.]

 

2004 Mar. 25     M. Marguerite Mathews to Rebecca Lawrence, director of the NH State Council on the Arts, in regards to Mathews time as the New Hampshire Artist Laureate. Mathews reports on all her activities during that time. [typescript photocopy, 2 p.]

 

Folder 6  Correspondence with Woodland Heights Elementary, Laconia, NH,

1995 Oct.     Eleven ‘thank you’ notes written by fourth-graders from Woodland Heights Elementary.  Pontine was Artist-in-Residence at the elementary school on Oct. 23, 25 and 27.  There were 12 students chosen to participate in this program. An undated photocopy of the article “Portsmouth’s Pontine Theatre Takes Up ‘Residence’ in Laconia” from most likely the Laconia Daily Sun accompanies the ‘thank you’ notes.

III.       Early Ephemera [series list]

Series includes newspaper articles, advertisements, etc. Most of the ephemera were removed from two large scrapbooks from the early to mid-1980s.

Folder 7           Ephemera, undated

Folder 8           Ephemera, 1980-1981

Folder 9           Ephemera, 1981-1982

Folder 10         Ephemera, 1982-1983

Folder 11         Ephemera, 1983-1984

Folder 12         Ephemera, 1984-1985

Folder 13         Ephemera, 1985-1986

Folder 14         Ephemera, 1986-1987

Folder 15         Ephemera, 1987-1988

[See Flat Box 1, Folder 1, for oversized ephemera, 1981-1986]

IV.  Productions (Stage, Workshop, Residency, etc.) [series list]

Scripts, revisions, technical cues, stage directions, notes, drawings, playbills, etc. [See Flat Box 1 & 2 for posters and oversized material.]

Folder 16         Story Of Our Lives, 1984-1985

Folder 17         The Pierrot & Harlequin Suite, c.1991-1992

Folder 18         The Pygmies, (n.d.)

Folder 19         The Lost Art, 1991-1992

Folder 20         Correspondence of Desire, 1992-1993

Folder 21         Our Town, 1993-1994

Folder  22        Country of Pointed Firs, 1994-1995

Folder 23         Voices From The Spirit Land, 1995-1996

BOX 2

Folder 1           Serpent Woman, 1996-1997

Folder 2           The Pontine Sampler, c. 1997-1998

Folder 3           Journey To Heaven:  The Shaker Way, 1997-1998

Folder 4           Cornish Castles, 1998-1999

Folder 5           Belmont Elementary, Residency, 1999-2000  [Belmont, NH.]

Folder 6           Bridge to the Subconscious Residency, 1999-2000  [Plymouth State College (now Plymouth State University), Plymouth, NH.]

Folder 7           Dearly Earned, 2000-2001

Folder 8           The Legend of Goffe’s Falls Residency, 2001  [Highland Goffes Falls Elementary, Goffstown, NH]

Folder 9           Thomas Moses, 2001-2002

Folder 10         Dearest Dreamer, 2001-2002

Folder 11         Fairy Tales Al Fresco Workshop, 2002-2003

Folder 12         Fairy Tales Al Fresco Prop Material, 2002-2003

BOX 3

Folder 1           Silver Lake Summers, 2003-2004

Folder 2           Portraits of the Past Workshop, 2004

Folder 3           Portraits of the Past Workshop Biographical Info, 2004

Folder 4           Peace of Portsmouth, 2004-2005

Folder 5           Brewster’s Rambles, 2005-2006

Folder 6           Brewster’s Rambles Pop-up Book, 2005-2006

Folder 7           What Is Home? Workshop, 2006

Folder 8           Picturing the Past Workshop, 2006

Folder 9           Home Sweet Home, c.2006-2007

Folder 10         Wallace Nutting’s Old America, 2006-2007

BOX 4

Folder 1           Home Is Heaven, 2007-2008

Folder 2           Story of a Bad Boy, 2007-2008

Folder 3           Thomas Baily Aldrich Memorial Workshop, 2008

Folder 4           Dunnett Landing, 2008-2009

Folder  5          The World of Sarah Orne Jewett Workshop, 2008-2009

Folder 6           Our Town Is Your Town Residency, 2009

Folder 7           A New England Christmas, 2009-2010

BOX 5

Folder 1           Isles of Shoals:  The Eternal Sound of the Sea scripts, 2009-2010

Folder 2           Isles of Shoals:  The Eternal Sound of the Sea set, 2009-2010

Folder 3           Home Is Heaven Residency, 2010

Folder 4           Thomas Bailey Aldrich Program Residency, 2011

Folder 5           House of Seven Gables, 2011-2012

Folder 6           Cap’n Simeon’s Store & Other Stories, 2011-2012

Folder 7           The Common Heart, 2012-2013

FLAT BOX 1

Folder 1  Ephemera (1981-1986)

V. Event Posters [series list]

Posters and other related material to Pontine productions, events and guest artists. [Two items are noted as stored in Oversized Manuscript Flat Box.]

Folder 2  Unidentified Seasons

19?? Jan.-Feb     Guest Artist      Danny Sloan Dance Ensemble, Market Square Studio.  Two copies:  12” x 12 laminated, 14” x 11” [Possible years:  1978 or 1984]

 

19?? Nov. 8-18     Performance    Commedia Dell’Arte, Market Square Studio.  Featuring:  M. Marguerite Mathews, Anne Sauve, Anthony Staffier.  Graphic Design:  Alan Barnicoat.  Underwritten:  National Endowment for the Arts, New Hampshire Commission on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated  [Possible years:  1979 or 1984]

 

19?? Oct. 19-22     Guest Artist      Daniel Stein in Windowspeak, McDonough Street Studio.        Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division (courtesy of Bank Meridian), National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated  [Possible years:  1989, 1995, 2000]

 

19?? Apr. 14     Guest Artist      Roman Paska in Uccelli, The Drugs of Love, Masonic Hall (351 Middle St.). Tickets:  Federal Cigar, Pontine. Underwritten:  Davidson Instrument Panel / Textron, Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division (courtesy of Bank Meridian), National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  17” x 11” laminated  [Possible years:  1990 or 2001]

 

200? June 26     Guest Artist      Great Small Works’ Traveling Toy Theater Festival.  One copy:  8.5” x 11” [Possibly 2002]

 

20?? Dec. 26-30     Event     Westfest, Phyzgig Festival South, West End Studio (W.E.S.T.)  “Juggling, clowns, magic & more! Fun for the whole family!”  Two copies:  11” x 8.5”  [Possibly 2012]

Folder 3  1979-1980 Season

1979-80     Performance    One, Two, Three.  The New Hampshire Mime Company  M. Marguerite Mathews, Anne Sauve, Ellen Brown. Original Music: Jon Appleton, Music Department Dartmouth College.  Underwritten: Partially funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy: 11” x 17” mounted on foam core.

Folder 4     1981-1982 Season

1981-1982 Organization Pontine.  Poster includes mission statement, review and performers: M. Marguerite Mathews (Artist Director), Anne Sauve, Ellen Brown, the New Hampshire Mime Company, 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire Commission on the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 14” laminated, 11” x 14” mounted on foam core.

 

1982 May 17     Event     Pontine and Poetry  Rye Public Library       Mime performance and poetry with “Bring a written poem (original or favorite) for our new ‘Poet Tree’”  Tickets: Rye Public Library, Rye, NH. Sponsors:  Rye Public Library, National Endowment for the Arts, NH Commission on the Arts, NH Artists-in-the-Schools.  One copy:  14” x 17” hand-drawn   [See Oversized Manuscript Flat Box]

Folder 5     1982-1983 Season

1983 Feb. 13     Event     Quality Bowling Pontine Bowl-A-Thon  Location unknown   “You too can have a quality time…”  & “It’s free, it’s fun, it’s swell.”  Design:  Big Pile Graphics.  One copy:  11” x 17”

Folder 6     1983-1984 Season

1983 Dec. 9     Guest Artist      The Nutcracker, presented by the Connecticut Ballet, Portsmouth High School  Underwritten: Pontine Movement Theatre.  One copy, found in scrapbook, cut into two (10.5” x 8.5”, 10.5” x 8”) and whole punched, original image: 10.5” x 16.5”

 

1984 Feb. 19     Event     Quality Bowling Pontine Bowl-A-Thon  Location unknown  “You too can have a quality time…” “It’s free, it’s fun, it’s swell.”  Design:  Big Pile Graphics.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

1984 May 19     Guest Artist      Spaulding Gray in Interviewing the Audience,  Market Square Studio.  Tickets: Pontine Movement Theatre, Little Professor Bookstore.  Underwritten:  New England Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 14” laminated

 

1984 Apr. 30     Fashion Show  Edward Scott Jillson Spring/Fall 84 Preview,  Warehouse Restaurant             Tickets:  Pontine Movement Theatre, Little Professor Bookstore.  Two copies:  11” x 14”

Folder 7     1984-1985 Season

1984-1985     Performance    The Snow Queen, A Dream Away, Nomad Flute, Market Square Studio.  Original music:  Jon Appleton (Snow Queen) & Lee Bollinger (Dream Away).  Underwritten: partially funded by New Hampshire Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts Printed: CGC/Center for Graphic Communication (Rye, NH).  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1985 Apr.    Performance    The Story of Our Lives by Mark Strand, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten: partially funded by New Hampshire Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts        Printed: CGC/Center for Graphic Communication (Rye, NH).  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1985 June 8     Concert     DO’A World Music Ensemble (Randy Armstrong, Ken LaRoche, Marty Quinn, Charlie Jennison, John Hunter)  w/ special appearance by Pontine, Portsmouth High School Auditorium.  Market Square Day event and co-sponsored by Pontine and Pro Portsmouth.  Tickets: Book & Music Outlet, Outlet Mall of New England (OMNE); Paperback Booksmith and Musicsmith, Newington Mall; Pontine Movement Theatre; Rock Bottom Records, 29 Congress St., Portsmouth; Winebaum’s Smoke Ring, Fox Run Mall. Underwritten:  New Hampshire Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC/Center for Graphic Communication (Rye, NH).  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1985 June 24     Fashion Show  Scott Jillson, Spring/Fall ’85 Fashion Show, Theatre By The Sea  Tickets:  Portsmouth Fabric Co., La Bomba, Pontine Movement Theatre. Two copies:  17” x 11”

Folder 8     1985-1986 Season

1985 Oct.-Nov.     Performance    Café, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  Partially funded New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1986, Feb. 1     Guest Artist      The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, Music Hall, Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH.  Tickets:  Portsmouth Music Hall.  Underwritten:  Sprague & Son Co., National Endowment for the Arts and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

1986 Apr.-May     Performance    City Shadow, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  Partially funded New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated

 

1986 June 23     Fashion Show  Fashions By Scott Jillson Designs, Theatre By The Sea.  Tickets: Little Professor, LaBomba, Pontine Movement Theatre.  Two copies:  15” x 15” 2 copies  [See Oversized Manuscript Flat Box]

 

1986     Program     Childrens’ Educational Program, Market Square Studio.  Program to teach children dance.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

Folder 9     1986-1987 Season

1986 Nov.     Performance    Face the Music, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  Partially funded by First National Bank of Portsmouth, Christos Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated

 

1986 Apr.-May     Performance     Bitter Bliss, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  Indian Head Bank & Trust Company Charitable Foundation, Christos Papoutsy, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated

 

1987 Jan.-Feb.     Guest Artist     Daniel Stein, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  C.H. Sprague and Son, Co. and Fuller Foundation, Christos Papoutsy, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1987 Apr. 6     Event     Third Annual Restaurant Capital of New England Food Festival, the Speakeasy (Longmeadow Rd, Portsmouth, NH).  Tickets:  Pontine Movement Theatre, 40 Pleasant St. Rm 210.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11.5” x 17”

 

1987 June 29     Fashion Show  The Scott Jillson Fashion Show, Market Square Studio (event) & Depot Restaurant (reception).  Tickets: Pontine Business Office, Federal Cigar Store (Congress Street).  Design:  Fickett + Walsh.  Two copies:  12” x 17”

Folder 10     1987-1988 Season

1988 Apr.-May     Performance     Child’s Eye, Market Square Studio.  Photo: Bob Kozman.  Underwritten:  Indian Head Bank & Trust Company Charitable Foundation, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Fund, Christos Papoutsy, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Printed: CGC (Rye, NH).  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1988 July     Performance     Visions of Our Past, Lives & Works of Sarah Orne Jewett & Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Market Square Studio.  Underwritten:  Bank of New Hampshire, First National Bank of Portsmouth, Wm. H. Holt Associates, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, Christos Papoutsy, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, New Hampshire Council for the Humanities/  Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated

Folder 11     1988-1989 Season

1989 Apr.     Performance     The Three Suitors & The Story of Our Lives, McDonough Street Studio.        Underwritten: Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

1989 Apr. 30     Fashion Show  5th Annual Scott Jillson Fashion Show, Cape Neddick Inn (Cape Neddick, Maine).  Photo: Bob Saint John.  Tickets: Pontine, Scott Jillson, LaBomba.  Two copies:  11” x 17” (one is double-sided)

Folder 12     1989-1990 Season

1989 Nov.-Dec.     Performance     Familiar Fields, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten: Wm. H. Holt Associates, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Graphics:  Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated.

 

1990 Feb. 4     Guest Artist     Roman Paska in Uccelli The Drugs of Love, Masonic Hall (351 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH).  Underwritten: GTE Products Corp., Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Tickets: Federal Cigar, Pontine.  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1990 Feb. 12     Event     Take A Chance On Love Dance, Enticements (Sheraton Hotel, Portsmouth).  Host:  Gene Brown of the Blue Strawbery.  Participating Businesses:  Heritage Cruise, Portsmouth Music Hall, Regal Limousine, Summerwind, Sheraton Portsmouth, North Shore Music Theater, Blue Strawbery, Flowers By Patrick, Clothes Encounters, E. Richard, Les Cadeaux, Café Brioche, Lila’s.  Two copies:  11.75” x 17”

 

1990 Feb.-Mar.     Performance     Paradise, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten: Fleet Bank, Amoskeag Bank Trust Division Courtesy of Bank Meridian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.    Graphics: Greg Gathers.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1990 May 13     Fashion Show  6th Annual Scott Jillson Fashion Show, Sheraton Ballroom (Sheraton Hotel, Portsmouth).  Tickets:  Scott Jillson (98 State St., Portsmouth), Pontine.  Two copies:  11.5” x 14”

Folder 13     1990-1991 Season

1990? Sept. 9     Event     Cooking in the Shaker Spirit, Yoken’s (Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH).  Food tasting and book signing with hosts & authors James Haller and Jeffrey Paige.  Tickets:  Federal Cigar, Congress St.; Pontine.  Two copies: 11” x 17”

 

1990 Oct. 13     Event     New England Harvest Festival, Masonic Hall (351 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH).  Event includes the following:  Walking Tour (David Watters); Storytelling (Bruce Ingmire);  Contradance (Mary DesRosiers).  Tickets:  Federal Cigar (Market Square), Pontine.  Two copies:  17” x 11”

 

1990 Nov. 1-4     Guest Artist     Dan’s Concert: Knee Deep in a Kiss & Archaeology, McDonough Street Studio.  Performers:  Dan Hurlin, Dan Froot.  Underwritten: Wm. H. Holt Associates, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Two copies:  17”x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1991 Apr.-May     Performance     Still Life in a House of Dust, McDonough Street Studio.  Photo: Joseph St. Pierre.  Underwritten: A.G. Edwards & Sons, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1991 May 12     Fashion Show  7th Annual Scott Jillson Fashion Show, Sheraton Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel, Portsmouth.  Tickets:  Scott Jillson (98 State St., Portsmouth), Pontine.  Photo:  T. Amazeen.  Hair: O.             Design : T. Walsh.  Two copies:  11.5” x 15”

Folder 14     1991-1992 Season

1992 Apr.     Performance     Bitter Bliss, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Morton Fund, the Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund, the Papoutsy Charitable Fund, and Elizabeth Carter Fund (all of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation).  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1992 Feb.     Performance     The Lost Art, McDonough Street Studio.  Playwright:  Paul Mroczka.       Underwritten: The Morton Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation; New Hampshire State Council on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund, the Papoutsy Charitable Fund, and Elizabeth Carter Fund (all of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation).  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1992 May-Aug.     Event     Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Fact and Fiction.  Various locations: Dover Library, Exeter Library, Rye Junior High, Strawbery Banke Museum.  Featuring: Paul Mroczka (playwright & lecturer), Pontine (performance).  Underwritten:  New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

Folder 15     1992-1993 Season

1992 Nov. 5-8     Guest Artist     The Talking Band in A Perfect Life”&“Fern and Rose, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

 

1993 Mar. 4-7     Guest Artist     Jo Ha Kyu, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Mary Stuart Lang.  Underwritten: New England Foundation for the Arts,  Raytheon Company, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn (Portsmouth, NH).  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1993 Apr. & May     Performance     Correspondence of Desire, McDonough Street Studio.  Inspired by Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard.  Music: Randy Armstrong.  Underwritten:  Wheelabrator Environmental Systems, Inc.; National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program; New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Touring Program; New England Foundation for the Arts; Meet the Composer, Inc.; New Hampshire State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” & 11” x 17” laminated

Folder 16     1993-1994 Season

1993 Nov.     Guest Artist     Cultural Odyssey in Shoehorn!, McDonough Street Studio.  Performers:  Idris Ackamoor, Wayne Doba.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Two copies:  11” x 17”& 11” x 17” laminated

 

1994 Jan. 27-30     Guest Artist     Linda Mancini in Not Entirely Appropriate, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Dona Ann McAdams.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1994, Feb. 24-27     Guest Artist     Nataraj, McDonough Street Studio.  Dancers directed by Ranjanna Devi.  Food:  Shalimar India Restaurant.  Underwritten:  New England Foundation for the Arts, Chubb LifeAmerica, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program. Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1994, Mar. 20     Fashion Show  Tenth Portsmouth Designers’ Fashion Show, Sheraton Portsmouth.  Fashion Design:  Bailey Works, Erana, Scott Jillson, Randall Poquette. Photography:  Andy Edgar.  Design:  William T. Paarlberg.  Tickets:  Pontine, Erana, Randall Poquette, Sheraton Portsmouth.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

1994, April & May     Performance     Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Two copies:  17” x 11”& 17” x 11” laminated

Folder 17     1994-1995 Season

1994, Oct. 13-16     Guest Artist     Cultural Odyssey in Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women, McDonough Street Studio.  Performers:  Rhodessa Jones, Idris Ackamoor.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New Hampshire Charitable Fund.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1995, Feb. 2-5     Guest Artist     Gary Shore & Company in Backyard, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten: Ahlgren & Perrault PA, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth.  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1995, Mar. 2-5     Guest Artist     Tom Cayler in Men Die Sooner and Baby Please Don’t Go, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  The Trust Family Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

1995, Mar. 26     Fashion Show  11th Portsmouth Designers’ Fashion Show, Sheraton Portsmouth.  Fashion Design:  Scott Jillson, Randall Poquette.  Photography:  Andy Edgar.  Design: Brown & Co.  Printing:  Aurora Graphics.  Models: New England Models Group  Tickets:  Pontine, Randall Poquette, Doo, Sheraton Portsmouth.  Two copies:  17” x 11”

 

1995, April-May     Performance    Country of the Pointed Firs, McDonough Street Studio.  Adaptation of Sarah Orne Jewett’s work.  Photography:  George Barker.  Underwritten: Chubb LifeAmerica, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Two copies:  17” x 11” & 17” x 11” laminated

 

1995, May 7     Event     Warm Welcomes, A Tour of the Seacoast’s Finest Inns  Locations:  Bow Street Inn, Enchanted Nights, Governor’s House, Gundalow Inn, Leighton Inn, Martin Hill Inn, Melfair Inn, Sise Inn    Tickets: Pontine, Favorite Things (75 Congress Street), Sise Inn (40 Court Street).  Two copies:  11” x 17”

Flat Box 2

Folder 1     1995-1996 Season

1995, Oct. 19-21     Guest Artist     Fred Curchack & Daniel Stein in Abel and Cain, A Biblical Debacle, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  The Stockpot, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1995 Jan. 25-28     Guest Artist     Rafael Lopez-Barrantes in Blue Paper Shoes, McDonough Street Studio. Photography:  Richard Brustow.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program.  Accommodations:  Governor’s House B & B.  Two copies:  17” x 11”, 17” x 11” laminated

 

1996 Mar. 24     Fashion Show     The 12th Pontine Movement Theatre Benefit Fashion Show.  Sheraton Portsmouth.   Fashion Design:  Scott Jillson, Randall Poquette.  Model:  Deborah Kopp. Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Tickets:  Pontine, Randall Poquette, Doo, Favorite Things, Sheraton Portsmouth. Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

1996 Apr. & May     Performance     Voices From the Spirit Land, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Papoutsy Art Ventures Fund and Winebaum Cultural and Environmental Fund of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Works Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1996 June 23     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit). Locations: Various in New Castle.  Tickets:  New Castle Congregational Church, Federal Cigar, Winebaum’s Smoke Ring (Newington).  Underwritten:  Dot’s Flowers, Flowers by Patrick, and the Paper Patch.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 2     1996-1997 Season

1996 Aug. 24     Event     Our Town (presented by the Music Hall), The Music Hall.  Tickets: The Music Hall.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program.  One copy:  17” x 11”

 

1996 Nov. 8-10     Guest Artist     Heidi Latsky in Riot of Red, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Bob Schaffer. Accommodations:  Portsmouth Sheraton Hotel.  Underwritten:    New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1997 Jan. 24-26     Guest Artist     Dan Butterworth in Carnaval Del Mundo, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:    Bank of New Hamsphire, Seacoast Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1997 March 7-9     Guest Artist     Judith Sloan in Denial of the Fittest, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:    New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1997 Mar.14-16     Guest Artist     Thomas Leabhart in A Simple Thing, McDonough Street Studio.        Accommodations:  Governor’s House Bed & Breakfast. Underwritten:    The Seacoast Oral Surgery Dental Implant Center, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program.  Two copies:  17” x 11” laminated

 

1997 Apr. 6     Fashion Show     Scott Jillson Fashion Show (benefit), Cape Neddick Inn Restaurant, York, Maine.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Tickets:  Doo, Pontine, Cape Neddick Inn.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

1997 Apr.-May     Performance     The Serpent Woman, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  The Stockpot, Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1997 June 22     Event     Private Gardens of New Castle Village (benefit).  Location: Varied in New Castle.  Tickets:  The Stockpot, Gardener’s Cottage, New Castle Congregational Church. Illustration:  Maddi Alana.  Printing:  Aurora Graphics.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 3     1997-1998 Season

1997 Nov. 14-16     Guest Artist.    Ellen Hemphill in She Didn’t Like the Moon Without the Clouds, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Les Todd.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Underwritten: The Stockpot.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1998 Jan.-Feb.     Guest Artist     Somaly Hay & Companions, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth Hotel.  Underwritten: Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1998 Feb.-Mar.     Guest Artist.    Julie Goell in Woman in a Suitcase, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Beatriz Schiller.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Underwritten: New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Telephone, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1998 Mar. 13-15     Guest Artist     Peter DiMuro in Light Reading & Male Monuments, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography: Beatriz Schiller.  Accommodations: Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  New England Foundation for the Arts, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1998 Mar. 29     Fashion Show     Scott Jillson Fashion Show (benefit), Cape Neddick Inn Restaurant, York, Maine.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Tickets:  Angelica’s Muse, RP Fabrics, The Jewelry Mine (Kittery, Maine).  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

1998 Apr.-May     Performance     Journey to Heaven, The Shaker Way, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Morton Fund of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Hampshire Works Program of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1998 June 14     Event     Private Gardens of New Castle Village (benefit), various locations in New Castle.  Tickets:  Gardner’s Cottage, Garden of Eves (Greenland, NH), New Castle Congregational Church.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 4     1998-1999 Season

1998 Nov. 13-15     Guest Artist     Linda Mancini in Bikini, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Marriott Courtyard.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1999 Jan. 22-24     Guest Artist     Celeste Miller in The Burning Lake, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth Hotel.  Underwritten: Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Hampshire Works Program of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” laminated

 

1999 Mar. 5-7     Guest Artist     Arawana Hayashi in Rubbing the Lamp:  Calling the Genies, McDonough Street Studio.  Arccommodations: Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Hampshire Works Program of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  17” x 11” laminated

 

1999 Mar. 21     Fashion Show     Scott Jillson Design Show (benefit), Cape Neddick Inn Restaurant, York, Maine.  Fashion Design:  Mad Lydia’s Waltz and Bopsie Funwear, First Jillson Collection.  Appearance: Katherine Jillson.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Tickets:  Cuts by Michelle, Bopsie Funwear (Kennebunk, Maine), Stiletto Shoes.  Two copies:  17” x 11”

 

1999 Apr.-May     Performance     Cornish Castles, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Stockpot, Ltd., Richard A.Morton Fund of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Works Program of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated

 

1999 June 13     Event     Private Gardens of New Castle Village (benefit), various locations in New Castle.  Tickets:  Gardner’s Cottage, Flowers by Leslie, Garden of Eves (Greenland, NH), New Castle Congregational Church.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 5     1999-2000 Season

1999 Nov.     Performance     Our Town, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography: Andrew Edgar.  Underwritten:  Fuller Foundation.  Two copies:  17” x 11”, 17” x 11” laminated

 

2000 Jan. 28-30     Guest Artist     Julie Goell in Opening Night…One Woman’s Carmen, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography: Mark Coutts-Smith. Accommodations: Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  Northeast Credit Union, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Fuller Foundation.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2000 Mar. 10-12     Guest Artist     Sandglass Theater in The Pig Act, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations: Sheraton Portsmouth Hotel.  Underwritten:  New England Foundation for the Arts, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Fuller Foundation.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2000 May     Performance     The Country of the Pointed Firs, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Stockpot Ltd, Fuller Foundation.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 6     2000-2001 Season

2000 Nov. 10-11     Guest Artist     E. Reid Gilbert in Appalachia and Other Folks, McDonough Street Studio. Accommodations:  The Cottage.  Underwritten:  Northeast Credit Union.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2001 Jan. 26-28     Guest Artist     Gary Shore in Educating Oedipus, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel.  Underwritten:  Fuller Foundation.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2001 Mar. 2-11     Performance     Voices From the Spirit Land, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Stockpot, Fuller Foundation.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2001 Apr. 14     Guest Artist     Roman Paska in Uccelli, The Drugs of Love, Masonic Hall (351 Middle St.). Tickets:  Federal Cigar, Pontine.  Underwritten:  Amoskeag Bank Trust Division courtesy of Bank Meridian, National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Papousy Art Ventures Fund of the Greater Portsmouth Community Foundation.  One copy:  17” x 11”

 

2001 June 10     Event     Private Gardens of New Castle Village (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  The Flower Kiosk, Garden of Eves (Greenland, NH), New Castle Congregational Church.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 7     2001-2002 Season

2002 Jan. 25-27     Guest Artist     B.J. Goodwin in Keeping A Breast, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Sondra Peron.  Accomodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth Hotel.Underwritten:  Able One Staffing Services, Inc., Foundation for Seacoast Health, Fuller Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2002 Feb. 22-24     Guest Artist     Perry Alley Theatre in Chinese Take-Out Theatre, McDonough Street Studio.     Performers:  Andrew & Bonnie Periale.  Underwritten:  Northeast Credit Union, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Fuller Foundation.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2002 May 3-19     Performance     Dearest Dreamer, McDonough Street Studio.  Underwritten:  Richard A. Morton Fund of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Fuller Foundation. National Endowment for the Arts.  Three copies:  11” x 17”, 11” x 17” laminated, 11” x 17” mounted on illustrator board

 

Folder 8     2002-2003 Season

2002 Nov. 8-10     Guest Artist     The Wright Bros., McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2003 Jan. 24-26     Guest Artist     Cosacomica in Oh, Gismonda, McDonough Street Studio.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn. Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2003 Mar. 14-16     Guest Artist     Jay O’Callahan in The Labyrinth of Uncle Mark, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Alexandra Swan.  Accommodations:  The Cottage, 442 Islington St.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2003 Apr.-May     Performance     Home Is Heaven, McDonough Street Studio.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Underwritten:  Jefferson Pilot Financial, Fuller Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 9     2003-2004 Season

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Folder 10     2004-2005 Season

2004, Nov.1-2     Event     The Peace of Portsmouth, West End Studio (W.E.S.T.) & Discover Portsmouth Center.  Community Performance Project.  Performers: Gillian M. Aguilar, Christina Bates, Carol J. Dostie, Penny Gleeson, Monika L. Parker, Vern Stump.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies: 8.5” x 11”

 

Folder 11     2005-2006 Season

2005 Oct. 23     Event     Parlors of Portsmouth (benefit), various locations.  Tickets:  Women’s City Club, Portsmouth Flower & Garden, Flowers On The Falls (South Berwick, Maine), York Flower Shop (York, Maine), Floral Creations (Dover, NH).  Underwritten:  Portsmouth Quality Flooring.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2005 Oct.-Nov.     Performance     Dearly Earned, W.E.S.T.  Photography: Andrew Edgar.  Underwritten:  Jill Gallant & Shawna Murphy (in loving memory of Dick Gallant), New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2005 Dec. 9-11     Performance     It’s a Wonderful Life, W.E.S.T.  Music:  Jeffrey Zohler, Lucie Therrien.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2006 Jan. 27-29     Guest Artist     Tom Cayler & Steve Hayes in The Wedding, W.E.S.T.  Photography:  Jim Moore.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2006 Mar.10-12     Guest Artist     Etienne in Very Funny, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  The Port Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2006 Apr. 2     Fashion Show     Fashion Cabaret (benefit), W.E.S.T.  Fashions:  Seacoast Essentials (Doncaster & Elana Collections).   Entertainment:  Angelynne Hinson, Andrew & Bonnie Periale, Pontine.  Models:  Diana Appleton, Pat Bennett, Boonie Colman, Chris Dwyer, Peggy Hodges, Wendy Lull.  Food:  Café Espresso.  Two copies: 8.5” x 14”

 

2006 Apr.-May     Performance     Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth, W.E.S.T.     Underwritten:  Jefferson Pilot Financial, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies: 8.5” x 14”

 

2006 June 11     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Portsmouth Gardens, Rye Ridge Greenery (Rye, NH), Wentworth Gardens (Rollinsford, NH).  Trolley:  Seacoast Trolley.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping (tour), Piscataqua Savings Bank (trolley).  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

Folder 12     2006-2007 Season

2006 Oct. 15     Event     Parlors of Portsmouth (benefit), various locations.  Tickets:  Portsmouth Flower & Garden, Pontine.  Underwritten:  Portsmouth Quality Flooring.  Two copies: 8.5” x 14”

 

2006 Nov. 3-5     Guest Artist     Adam Gertsacov in Buffoon Anonymous, W.E.S.T.     Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  8.5” x 14”

 

2007 Feb. 2-4     Guest Artist     Tannis Kowalchuk & Ker Wells in The Confessions of Punch & Judy, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations: The Port Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Co-Production:  North American Cultural Laboratory, Cleveland Public Theatre, Number Eleven Theatre.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2007 Mar. 16-18     Guest Artist     Puppetsweat Theater in Three Tales By Poe, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.   Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2007 Apr.-May     Performance     Wallace Nutting’s Old America, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Fund—Piscataqua Region, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

Folder 13     2007-2008 Season

2007 Nov. 2-4     Guest Artist     Julie Goell in Carmen: The Mopera, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2007 Dec. 14-16     Performance     It’s a Wonderful Life, W.E.S.T.   Music:  Jeffrey Zohler, Lucie Therrien.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2008 Feb. 1-10     Performance     Home Is Heaven:  32 Poems by Ogden Nash, W.E.S.T.     Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Savings Bank, RMC Research, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2008 Apr. 25-27     Guest Speaker     J. Dennis Robinson, The Story of a Bad Boy, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire Humanities Council.  One copy:  8.5” x 14”

 

2008 Apr.-May     Performance     The Story of a Bad Boy, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, The Fuller Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment on the Arts.  Two copies: 8.5” x 14”

 

2008 May-June     Workshop     Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial, W.E.S.T.  Community Performance Project.  Tuition: $35.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  One copy:  8.5” x 11”

 

2008 June 15     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Portsmouth Gardens, Maine-ly New Hampshire, Rolling Green Nursery (Greenland, NH.  Trolley:  Seacoast Trolley.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping.  One copy:  8.5” x 14”

 

2008 June 28-29     Event     A Thomas Bailey Centennial Celebration, W.E.S.T. & Strawbery Banke Museum.  Community Performance Project featuring the following:  Denise Ankarberg, Ellen Breed, Linda Brite, Bruce Decker, Holly Decker, Grace Gordon, Angelynne Hinson, Caroline Hinson, Barclay Jackson, Maureen Murtagh, Tammi Truax.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council of the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”, 11” x 15”

 

Folder 14     2008-2009 Season

2008 Nov. 1-2     Event     The Peace of Portsmouth, W.E.S.T. & Discover Portsmouth Center.  Community Performance Project featuring the following:  Gillian M. Aguilar, Christina Bates, Carol J. Dostie, Penny Gleeson, Monika L. Parker, Vern Stump.  Underwritten:  Japan-America Society of New Hampshire, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  8.5” x 11”

 

2008 Nov. 7-9     Guest Artist     Tom Cayler & Steve Hayes in Stories We Tell Ourselves, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2009 Jan.-Feb.     Guest Artist     Kimberly Dark in Stripped and Teased, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2009 Mar. 6-8     Guest Artist     Michael Parent in A Beautiful Game, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2009 Apr.-May     Performance     Dunnett Landing Stories, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Lincoln Financial Group, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2009 June 14     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Portsmouth Gardens, Discover Portsmouth Center, Rolling Green Nursery (Greenland, NH).  Trolley:  Seacoast Trolley.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping.  One copy:  8.5” x 14”

 

2009 June 26-27     Event     The World of Sarah Orne Jewett, W.E.S.T. & Sarah Orne Jewett House (South Berwick, Maine).  Community Performance Project featuring the following:  Gillian Aguilar, Denise Ankarberg, Ellen Breed, Susan Geib, Cathy Wolff.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Savings Bank.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

Folder 15     2009-2010 Season

2009 Nov. 6-8     Guest Artist     Little Blue Moon Theatre in Dracula Del Lobo, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2009 Dec. 11-13     Performance     A New England Christmas, W.E.S.T.  Music:  Vintage Voices.  Underwritten:  RMC Research, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2010 Jan.-Feb.     Performance     The Country of the Pointed Firs, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten: Piscataqua Savings Bank, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2010 Mar. 12-14     Guest Artist     Diana Edgecomb & Margot Chamberlain in A Celtic Evening, W.E.S.T.     Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

2010 Mar.-Apr.     Guest Artist     Michael Trautman’s Big Time Vaudeville Show, W.E.S.T.  Performers:  Michael Trautman, The Yo-Yo People, Dos Eckies, Daniel Forlano, Ukulele Daisy, Leland Faulkner, Jackson Gillman.  One copy:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 16     2010-2011 Season

2010 Nov. 5-7     Guest Artist     Judith Black in Retiring the Champ, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2010 Dec. 10-12     Performance     A Poets’ Christmas, W.E.S.T.  Music:  Angelynne Hinson.  Underwritten:  RMC Research, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17” (both stained)

 

2011 Jan.-Feb.     Performance     Our Town, W.E.S.T.  Photography:  Andrew Edgar.  Underwritten: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2011 Mar. 11-13     Guest Artist     Concrete Temple Theatre in the Whale, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.   Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2011 Apr.-May     Performance     The House of Seven Gables, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 17     2011-2012 Season

2011 Dec. 9-11     Performance     A Christmas Carol, W.E.S.T.  Music:  Barbara London.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2012 Jan. 27-29     Guest Artist     North American Cultural Laboratory in The Little Farm Show, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2012 Mar. 9-11     Guest Artist     Mud Time Theatre in The Nine Questions & Mildred Taken Crazy, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Portsmouth.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2012 Apr.-May     Performance     Cap’n Simeon’s Store & other stories, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Savings Bank, RMC Research, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

2012 June 24     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Discover Portsmouth Center, Rolling Green Nursery (Greenland, NH).  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 18     2012-2013 Season

2012 Nov. 2-4     Guest Artist     Kristina Wong in Going Green the Wong Way, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.   Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2012 Dec. 14-16     Performance     It’s A Wonderful Life, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 8.5”

 

2012 Dec. 26-30     Festival     Phyzgig, W.E.S.T.  One copy:  8.5” x 11”

 

2013 Feb. 8-10     Guest Artist     Sandglass Theater’s Eric Bass in Autumn Portraits, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Sise Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 8.5”

 

2013 Mar. 2     Guest Artist     Michael Trautman’s Physical Comedy Theater, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Best Western.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2013 Mar. 8-10     Guest Artist     William George of Touchstone Theatre in Walden.  W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  The Port Inn.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  One copy:  8.5” x 11”

 

2013 Apr.-May     Performance     The Common Heart, A Transcendental Revue, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Spotlight Magazine, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2013 June 23     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Discover Portsmouth Center, Rolling Green Nursery (Greenland, NH).  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

Folder 19         2013-2014 Season

2013 Nov. 7-10     Guest Artist     The Independent Eye in Gifts, W.E.S.T.  Performers:  Conrad Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller. Accommodations:  Best Western.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2014 May 1-11     Performance     Isles of Shoals, the Eternal Sound of the Sea, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2014 June 14-15     Event     Portsmouth Puppetry Festival, W.E.S.T.  Performers:  Soloman & Ashmedai, Peaks Island Puppets (Peaks Island, Maine); Mano-A-Monolog, Perry Allen Puppet Theatre (Strafford, NH); Jester Kings of Java, Figures of Speech (Freeport, Maine); The Magic Soup & Other Stories, Puppet Showplace Theatre’s Brad Shur (Brookline, MA).  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

Folder 20     2014-2015 Season

2014 Dec. 12-14     Performance     A New England Christmas, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Chris Dwyer, Michael Huxtable, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Four copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2015 Feb.6-8     Event     New England Utopia Transcendental Communities, W.E.S.T.  Two copies:  11” x 8.5”

 

2015 Mar. 11-13     Guest Artist     Jay O’Callahan in Forged in the Stars, W.E.S.T.  Accommodations:  Martin Hill Inn.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Savings Bank, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

2015 Apr.-May     Performance     The Hunting of the Snark and other nonsense by Lewis Carroll, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.  Two copies:  11” x 17”

 

Folder 21     2015-2016 Season

2015 Oct. 23-25     Guest Artist     Carol Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller in The Independent Eye King Lear, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Savings Bank, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2015 Dec. 11-13     Performance     A New England Christmas, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  Ellen & Allan Breed, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2016 Apr.-May     Performance     Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie, W.E.S.T.  Underwritten:  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.  Two copies:  8.5” x 14”

 

2016 June 12     Event     New Castle Village Walk (benefit), various locations in New Castle, NH.  Tickets:  Pontine, Entrance to Coast Guard Station.  Underwritten:  Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service.  Two copies:  8.5” x 11”

 

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