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CELIA A. COUTURE
(978) 640-1261; celia@ccconsultingllc.com
Current Address & Contact: Tewksbury, MA 01876

Professional Summary
An award-winning teacher and director whose productions of M. Butterfly and Grand Hotel were recipients of the prestigious Moss Hart Award; M. Butterfly also won a Boston Critics Award. Founder and artistic director of a children’s theatre company and two touring musical companies that performed for a variety of Massachusetts corporations. Currently artistic director for the Littleton High School Theater Department.

Summary of Qualifications

bulletTenured high school teacher of English and Drama
bulletNETC/EMACT Best Director awards for Kennedy’s Children; M. Butterfly; Grand Hotel; Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Barnum, The Sisters Rosenvinge; and Prelude to a Kiss.
bulletDirected the world premieres of Apples and Oranges and The Quarterly by local playwrights Lauren Cochran and Valerie von Rosenvinge respectively. The Quarterly won another nomination for Best Director at the 2002 EMACT Festival.
bulletWrote and directed musical revues.
bulletWrote and directed a diversity training video for Hewlett-Packard company
bulletWinner of EMACT Festival Best Production Runner Up for Graceland, Wellesley Players
bulletWinner of the NETC Regional Festival Best Production for Graceland, Wellesley Players

Experience Professional

bulletCo-Director Gloucester Stage Company    Berlin to Broadway – Kurt Weill    June 2002
bulletDirector Regional Theater Experience in Eastern Massachusetts.
Representative productions include:
Plays
bulletDinner With Friends
bulletThe Laramie Project
bulletThe Women
bulletProof
bulletThe Quarterly (World Premiere)
bulletCrossing Delancey
bulletCrimes of the Heart
bulletM. Butterfly
bulletThe Sisters Rosensweig
bulletCome Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
bulletKennedy's Children
bulletAgnes of God
bulletNoises Off
bulletCalifornia Suite
bulletBarefoot in the Park
bulletDon't Drink The Water
bulletPlaza Suite
bulletGuess Who's Coming To Dinner?
bulletWit
bulletThe Women
bulletProof
bulletGraceland
Musicals
bulletMame
bulletGrand Hotel
bulletHello, Dolly
bulletIs There Life After High School
bulletWorking
bulletBarnum
bulletApplause
bulletApples and Oranges (World Premiere)
bulletBrigadoon
bulletPirates of Penzance
bulletFiddler of the Roof
bulletYou’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
bulletSound of Music
bulletBye, Bye, Birdie
bulletGood News
bulletSunday in the Park With George
bulletGrease
bulletArtistic Director
bulletArtistic Director Directing and Acting Workshops for Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres
bulletChildren’s Theatre Company, Wilmington MA
bulletThe Young Maynardians Musical Touring Company, Maynard, MA, and Acton, MA, High Schools various years

Affiliations

bulletImmediate Past President, Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres, 2006-2008
bulletPast President* and Member of the Board of Directors, Arlington Friends of the Drama

*Headed a successful $250,000 capital campaign for building renovations during 3-year term 1996-1999

Education

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Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Emerson College, Boston, MA; Area of Specialization: Directing, Minor: Theatrical Education

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Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Area of Specialization English Literature, Minor: Secondary Education