Suzanne Jalbert Jones
has served as the music director and choral conductor for many theatre companies, churches and schools in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Having served on the faculty of Cocheco Academy of the Arts in Dover, New Hampshire, as well as the Performing Arts Connection in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Mrs. Jones is the former Director of Music at Christ Church, and has offered private lessons through her voice and piano studio. She is passionate about 19th and 20th century choral music and musical theatre, and was nominated for Best Musical Direction at the 2013 and 2014 EMACT DASH Awards. Mrs. Jones holds a B.M. in Classical Voice from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Masters in Choral Conducting from the University of New Hampshire.
CURRENTLY | Music Director (Junior & Senior Casts) - James and the Giant Peach
co-Founder / ARtistic Director / HEAD OF ACTING
began her theatrical career in her hometown of Derry, New Hampshire, by participating in youth programs much like PSP, and continues to perform throughout the New England theatre community. Mrs. Meunier has held a position on the conservatory faculty of the Performing Arts Connection in Sudbury, Massachusetts, as well as serving as the Director of Theatre Education for the Haverhill branch of the North Shore YMCA Theatre Company. She is a graduate of the Portland Actors Conservatory in Portland, Oregon, where she studied acting for stage and film in addition to voice, movement, stage combat, clowning, theatre history, and technical theatre, and holds a B.A. in English with a Theatre Arts concentration from the University of Massachusetts.
CURRENTLY | Director - James and the Giant Peach
HEAD OF DANCE
has had a passion for dance since she was a child. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, and hip-hop, and has worked with multiple dance companies and school theatre programs throughout the Northeast as both an instructor and choreographer. She was also the founder, director, and choreographer of the St. Peter Players, a youth theatre program for 4th - 8th grade students in Warwick, Rhode Island. Developing her other passion for teaching, Mrs. Mize also has her B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Stonehill College, and her Masters degree in Literacy from Providence College. She is so excited that she gets to join both of her passions working with PSP!
CURRENTLY | Choreographer - James and the Giant Peach
HEAD OF MUSIC
holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. She has been a Music Director with Seacoast Choral Society, a Choral Conductor at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, and an Associate Conductor of ChildrenSong of New Jersey. Maggie is a soprano with experience in musical theatre performance, as well as singing in churches and with leading orchestras. Ms. O’Neill is the current Director of Music for Christ Church, serving as the main liaison between the church and PSP, in addition to leading the Junior Choir. She is married to John Wilson, who serves in the U.S. Navy out of Portsmouth.
has lived in New Hampshire his entire life, studying Music Performance at Keene State College and graduating in 2015. He has been playing the piano for longer than many can remember, and also enjoys playing the flute, the ocarina, an occasional trombone, but never the guitar. Touchingly obsessed with musicals, he has served as accompanist and Music Director for dozens of shows in various companies including the Peterborough Players. In his free time, he enjoys reading, learning new languages, and drinking almost illegal amounts of coffee.
CURRENTLY | Music Director (Senior Cast) - James and the Giant Peach
is a mezzo-soprano, holding a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Ms. DeMaio is an active vocal soloist throughout New England, performing a diverse variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary. She has been a Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera, and winner of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra's Opera Competition in 2016. Ms. DeMaio offers private voice instruction and loves helping young singers on their journey to discovering and embracing their own unique instrument.
LINKLATER & Dialect
is a Boston-based actor, teaching artist, and Linklater Voice teacher who has been studying directly with Kristin Linklater over the last three years. Rebecca received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College and now teaches voice to the first year students in their Performing Arts department. She also works for their undergraduate admissions auditions, and voice coaches for Emerson Stage productions. Most recently, Rebecca returned from teaching voice and various other classes at Shakespeare & Company's month-long Summer Training Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Rebecca is the Education Director for Brown Box Theatre Project and teaches students 7-18 at Wheelock Family Theatre. As an actor, she has worked with American Repertory Theatre, The Huntington Theatre, Boston Playwright's Theatre, Actor's Shakespeare Project, and many others.
is a retired high-tech executive and research neurobiologist. He has been involved in the performing arts for most of his life, including ballet and other styles of dance, playing in bands, and occasionally acting and singing. Mr. DuPrie has been a part of various community theatre groups throughout the New England area, including Theatre III and Marblehead Little Theatre. A former board member and faculty of the Cocheco Academy of the Arts in Dover, New Hampshire, Mr. DuPrie is currently retired and enjoys spending his spare time helping the Pine Street Players at Christ Church continue to thrive.
CURRENTLY | Producer - James and the Giant Peach