MAXX DOMINGOS - Director (2021-PRESENT)
Maxx Domingos is excited to continue her directorial journey with the Old Rochester Regional Drama Club. Maxx is a 2020 graduate of Duquesne University where was an active member of The Red Masquers theater company during her college years. Some of her notable shows as Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager include: Christmas Cabaret, Equus, Dames At Sea, Busy Body, and 2.5 Minute Ride. In her last year at Duquesne University, she directed a one act show called Mojo Man and a student premiere named A Veiled Attempt. Her love of theater began during her high school years at Bishop Stang High School. During her time at Bishop Stang, she performed in Alice and Wonderland (2012) and Daisy Pulls It Off (2016). Most of her time was spent in the behind the scenes of theater and includes the shows Godspell (2015) and Sound of Music (2016). When she is not directing, Maxx is a 7th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Freetown Lakeville Middle School. She is in her third year with the Old Rochester Regional Drama Club.
SARAH WINNEM- Assistant Director (2021-PRESENT)
Sarah is delighted to begin her second year with the ORR Drama Club! She participated in every show during her high school years including Guys and Dolls, Carousel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, Spoon River Anthology and ThreePenny Opera. In college she continued her love for drama by being a part of a traveling children’s performance group. Drama took a back seat to her career in advertising and raising a family but she is beyond thrilled to have this opportunity to once again be a part of the exciting world of putting on a show.
ORR Drama Club History
MARIA LYNCH - Costume, Hair & Makeup Coordinator (2018-2022)
Ms. Maria Lynch is a Parent-Volunteer who has worked behind-the-scenes for years tailoring costumes, styling hair/wigs, applying makeup and collaborating with the visionary forces who run each production. For many years, Ms. Lynch has supported all aspects of the creative work happening onstage and off. A talented seamstress & costume stylist, her dedication is infectious. The students learn new skills any time they work with her and she looks out for each Drama Club student with affection which has earned her the title, Mama Lynch. F.O.R.D. is grateful for Maria's wonderful work with the kids and her tireless dedication and commitment to the success of ORR Drama Club productions.
JACOB SHERBURNE - Director (2019-2020)
ORR Credits: Elf, Anything Goes, Guys & Dolls, Spoon River Anthology (Streamed Live and recorded), Macbeth - An Outdoor Film Event
Jacob Sherburne is full of gratitude for the opportunity to work with the ORRHS students as well as the amazingly supportive Friends of Old Rochester Drama. The love and diligence of this community amazed him. Jacob is a stage, film and commercial actor, having worked at high level regional theaters up and down the East Coast. He is a proud member of Actor's Equity. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Boston College, and his M.F.A. in Acting from the F.S.U./A solo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. Jacob is a set designer, technical director, and scenic carpenter. He lives in Harbor Beach with his wife, Sarah, and their smiling and curious young son, Gordon. He thanks Sarah for her enthusiasm and love, the kids of the drama club for their ambition and trust, the parents and teachers who give so freely of their time and spirit, and his Turks family for giving him his first position Mattapoisett community. Learn more at jacobsherburne.com. instagram: @jacobsherburne.
SARAH SHERBURNE - Choreographer (2019-2020)
Sarah Sherburne was excited to design the choreography for Guys and Dolls which would have been her first show at ORR but was not staged due to COVID-19. Sarah received her BFA in Modern Dance and Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. She has danced in Boston and Providence with Aeroplay, The Gold Dust Orphans, Jazz Inc., and Touch Performance Art, among others. This was her first collaboration with Jacob since they met performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Turtle Lane Playhouse. Sarah would like to thank the drama kids, Jenna Lynch and Anna Dube, for all their help with Gordon during rehearsals. She was honored to be a part of the community!
GREGORY SILVER - Director (2018-2019)
ORR Credits: Anything Goes!, Cinderella
Gregory Silver was the newest visionary to the ORR stage in 2018. A graduate of Fairhaven High School and an alumnus of the Fairhaven High School Drama Club, Gregory has had a lifelong passion for the performing arts including onstage performance, costume design, set design, lighting, sound and directing. He was the Director of One Theater Group, a non-profit organization which raises money for local charities through the arts. He has performed in numerous productions throughout the south coast and beyond. Companies include the New Bedford Festival Theater, The Newport Playhouse, New York Improv Street Theater and Fall River Little Theater, to name a few. His favorite roles include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Roger in Grease, and The Prince in Snow White. In addition to theater, Gregory is a stylist at Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, specializing in colors and modern styles for weddings. Special thank you to the cast, crew, volunteers, family and friends.
SUSAN BOTELHO - Choreographer (2018-2019)
Susan Botelho made her debut as choreographer with Old Rochester Regional Drama Club’s production of Anything Goes. Susan is the former owner and director of Susan’s Dance Studio where she was fortunate enough to teach dance to boys and girls for twenty years. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State College with a BA in Communications/Theatre Arts and a minor in Dance. Prior to opening Susan’s Dance Studio, Susan was the Assistant To The Artistic Director at the Huntington Theatre in Boston and spent three summers as an Acting Intern and Production Manager at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA. Previous credits include Brigadoon at UMass Dartmouth with Angus Bailey, The Wizard of Oz with SouthCoast Children’s Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof with GNB Voke, and The King and I/ Beauty and The Beast at Fairhaven High School. Susan also played Jemima in New Bedford Festival Theatre’s production of Cats in 2006.
HELEN BLAKE - Costumes / Make-Up / Hair
In 2018, Mama B celebrated her 25th year and 58th production with the ORR Drama Club (ORRDC).
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Helen Blake's previous ORRDC credits include Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol ‘16, the Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sweeney Todd/School Edition, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, Seussical the Musical, A Christmas Carol ‘13, The Irving Berlin Revue, Oklahoma!, Romeo and Juliet, The Boyfriend, Triangle, Chicago, A Christmas Carol ‘10, The Irving Berlin revue, Jesus Christ Superstar, RENT, Our Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Aida, Evita, A Christmas Carol ‘07, Beauty and the Beast, The Matchmaker, Man of La Mancha, The Laramie Project, Ragtime, A Christmas Carol ‘04, West Side Story, Candide, The Miracle Worker, Les Miserable, The Visit, Damn Yankees, A Christmas Carol ‘01, Joseph… Dreamcoat, The Pirates of Penzance, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Little Shop of Horrors, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, A Christmas Carol ‘98, Into the Woods, Phantom of the Soap Opera, Godspell, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol ‘94, Oliver, Arsenic and Old Lace.
Marion Art Center credits include: I Love You, You’re Perfect- Now Change, The Fantastiks, The World Goes Round, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Irving Berlin Revue, The Baker’s Wife, Forever Plaid, Nine and Swing Time Canteen.
Other credits include the Rhode Island School for the Deaf's Beauty and the Beast, the Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford's Oliver!, A Christmas Carol and Huckleberry Finn.
Helen earned her BFA in Painting from UMass Dartmouth. Onstage, you will see her artistry and tireless work in the makeup and costume designs, created & constructed, head-to-toe, year after year, for hundreds of individual actors and actresses (and the puppies).
Helen was assisted by Parent-Volunteer, Maria Lynch who was a talented seamstress with numerous skills and a tireless work ethic. Moreover, Ms. Lynch always brought a cheerful attitude which was contagious with students and grownups, alike.
When Ms. Blake is not working as a Paraprofessional teacher or with the ORRDC, she spends time with her husband, Kevin of 40 years and her children, Amanda, ORRHS '01 and Kevin, ORRHS '07. Mrs. Blake would also like to thank Paul S. for years of valuable collaboration and friendship.
PAUL SARDINHA - Director (1988 - 2018)
In the Fall of 2017, Noises Off! marked Paul's 148th show. 2018 also marked his 61st production and 30th year with the ORRDC.
Past ORR credits include: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol ‘16, The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, SWEENEY TODD, It’s a Wonderful Life-- A Live Radio Play, Seussical the Musical, A Christmas Carol ‘13, The Irving Berlin Revue, Oklahoma!, Romeo and Juliet, The Boy Friend, TRIANGLE, Chicago, A Christmas Carol ‘10, Jesus Christ Superstar, RENT, Our Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Aida, Evita, A Christmas Carol ‘07, Beauty and the Beast, The Matchmaker, Man of La Mancha, The Larammie Project, Ragtime, A Christmas Carol ‘04, West Side Story, Candide, The Miracle Worker, Les Miserables, The Visit, Damn Yankees, A Christmas Carol ‘01, Joseph… Dreamcoat, The Pirates of Penzance, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Little Shop of Horrors, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, A Christmas Carol ‘98, Into the Woods, Phantom of the Soap Opera, ORR Summer Revue, Godspell, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol ‘94, Oliver, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Grease. He was also the vocal director for Sweeney Todd and music director for: A Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Cinderella.
In the span of 41 years, Paul's theatrical career has led him beyond the South Coast area working with theater companies in Seattle, WA, Southeastern Mass., Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has formed associations with community, semi-professional and professional theatre groups such as The Marion Art Center, Fall River Street Theatre, The Little Theatre of Fall River, Janice MacDonald’s The Studio Theatre Co., The Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre and The Star Players of Taunton, to name a few. Other schools include: The Nativity Prep. The Rhode Island School for the Deaf, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, New Bedford High, New Bedford Voc. Taunton High, Case, Bishop Stang, Wareham, Durfee and, of course, his beloved Old Rochester Regional High School!
In 2006, Paul received a Citation from the Mayor of New Bedford for his contributions to the Arts. He was honored in June of 2006 with the installation of a book on theatre, in his name, in the ORR library. In 2016, Paul was the recipient of the “2016 Mattapoisett Man of the Year” award. Paul would like to thank the parents of F.O.R.D., the kids in the cast for making this play SOOOOOOOO much fun, Helen, for the unrelenting hours she spends working on the costumes - as well as the Tri-Town and surrounding communities for their constant support of the (very necessary) Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club and the Arts. “They ARE, and always will be, an integral part of our children’s well-rounded education! "Thank you and be sure to enjoy our next production!"