Theatre Espresso Honored for Excellence

August 23, 2012

The New England Theatre Conference (NETC) named Theatre Espresso as a 2012 NETC Regional Award Recipient for Excellence in Theatre. The award will be presented at NETC's annual awards banquet scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2012.

"This is particularly exciting news, as Theatre Espresso performs for student groups," said Wendy Lement, producer at Wheelock Family Theatre and co-founder of Theatre Espresso. "The award demonstrates that NETC recognizes the value of presenting high-quality theatre for young people, which not only entertains, but also engages them in debates about critical issues."

Theatre Espresso is a theater company that brings history to life for students through interactive dramatic productions. Since, 1992, Theatre Espresso has created, produced, and performed high-quality, interactive dramas that bring history to life for students, in order to engage students in their education and foster a generation of critical thinkers and true citizens.  The company serves 15,000 students annually and performs 150 shows each year in schools, museums, libraries, and courthouses throughout New England.

Theatre Espresso is now in residence at Wheelock Family Theatre, an ideal extension of the mission of Wheelock Family Theatre that provides internships and other learning opportunities for Wheelock students interested in theatre, education, and arts management. 

About New England Theatre Conference

The New England Theatre Conference is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing its members with professional services, career development, and recognition awards in the live theater arts. Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, NETC proudly supports quality theatre and promotes excellence in all divisions of theatre. A recognized voice for practitioners in youth, secondary, university, community and professional theatre, NETC continues to expand its support of New England theatre in addition to nurturing and promoting new theatre activity.

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