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Ronald J. Chibaro

978-587-3394 (h); 978-790-2170 (c)
RChibaro@aol.com

SUMMARY
Energetic, tireless and enthusiastic veteran Theatre Impresario/Teacher/Performer with proven track record to create a viable, professional theatre program in schools and communities, ability to create an atmosphere of learning that engages and motivates students of all levels in theater in the classroom. Background includes founding and sustaining a semi professional theatre group, spearheading a building committee to fund a new performing arts facility, and maintaining an extensive repertoire of different theatre experiences from Shakespeare to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Arthur Miller as director in over a hundred shows.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Theatre/Music/French Teacher, Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, MA, 2003-2006

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Reevaluated and restructured the curriculum at the Middle School in regards to the Massachusetts Frameworks

Theatre/Vocal Teacher, Wakefield High School, Wakefield, MA, 1986-2000

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Coordinated development of school’s first auditorium facility.

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Developed a Theatre Arts Class at the High School, supplemented by an in depth Workbook of Acting Philosophies, Theatre Terminology and History of Theatre.

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Created a music Workbook for all levels consisting of Theatre Vocabulary, Music History, and Solfege Material.

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Developed a French IV Honors Curriculum along with four supplementary workbooks.

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Chaired the creation of a Foreign Language Club.

Theatre/Vocal Director, Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, MA, 1985-1986

MUSIC/THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Artistic Director, Wakefield Repertory Theatre, Wakefield, MA, 1990-2000

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Founded Wakefield’s first Repertory Theatre 1990-2000, and served as its artistic director for 40 shows.

Artistic Director, Wakefield Rep Youth Theatre, Grades 5-8, Wakefield, MA, 1992

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Created and coordinated a viable youth theatre program in the town of Wakefield during the school year as well as during the summer for youth.

Conductor/Founder, Wakefield Choral Society, Wakefield, MA, 1988-1994

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Founded and Conducted the Wakefield Choral Society, 1988-1996, ending with a Washington, D.C. Performance at the Kennedy Center.

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Implemented an extra-curricular private vocal lesson program with a professional staff of between 4-6 and student enrollment of well over 60.

AWARDS & HONORS

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Resolution given by Board of Selectman of Wakefield, MA, October 23, 1999, in recognition for outstanding achievement in bringing vocal music and theatre to all ages to the town of Wakefield

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“Excellence in Teaching” award of appreciation—presented by the Wakefield School Committee, 1989 “for dedicated service to the children of Wakefield and demonstrating excellence in teaching which he has provided students”

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Excellence in directing for the shows Camelot (1994), Lion in Winter (1998) and Equus (1999) given by EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Associate of Community Theatre)

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International Music Festival Silver Medal- WHS Chamber Singers, Washington, DC 1997

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Special Recognition as an outstanding teacher from Tufts University recognizing work “as an inspiring teacher” October, 1995

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Special Recognition as an outstanding teacher from Simmons College, October 1992

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Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers, October, 1992

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State Championship Production of Shadow Box, 1992 for Globe Drama Festival

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Acting, Brandeis University
B.A. Voice Performance, Lowell University
Advanced Director’s Course, Yale University

TRANSCRIPTS and RECOMMENDATIONS sent on request.  If immediate response is needed, Father Joseph Casey SJ, professor emeritus as Boston College would be willing to speak you. His e-mail address is frcasey@bc.edu. Also you may contact either Dr. Paul Livingston, Superintendent of Schools, Pentucket Regional School System 978 363-2280 or David Neves at Needham at David_Neves@needham.k12.ma.us.