About Us

New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild - official site
Timothy L'Ecuyer
Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Tim is the Education Director at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. He has BAs in theatre and English from Keene State College as well as an MA in theatre education from Emerson College.  He holds New Hampshire state teacher certifications in both English and theatre and has taught at Merrimack High School, Windham High School and Alvirne High School. He is the president of the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild, an Equity stage manager, and an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College and Plymouth State University. Directing at the Playhouse: The 39 Steps, Red, Grace and Glorie, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Professional Company and Joseph and the ATD, Treasure Island, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Romeo and Juliet, and Carrie the Musical with the Education Department. Directing elsewhere: Pippin, Urinetown, Electra, Fahrenheit 451, The Rocky Horror Show, The Laramie Project, Spring Awakening (the play and the musical), Just in Case it’s the Devil, Children of Eden, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jane Eyre, The Dining Room, I Am My Own Wife, Proof, and the New Hampshire premiere of Altar Boyz. He has worked with many New Hampshire and Boston area theatres including American Stage Festival, The Barnstormers, theatre KAPOW, Peacock Players, StageCoach Productions, Stoneham Theatre, the Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater.

Scott Giessler
Kingswood Regional High School
Scott Giessler a high school theater and multi-media teacher, arts center coordinator, published playwright, father of three and husband of one.  Guess which one is him in the photo.  The answer will surprise you. 

Amanda Babcock
Laconia High School

Rich Smith
Plymouth Regional High School
Richard Smith is a teacher, farmer, poet, and member of the NHETG Board of Directors.  He has taught technical theatre and acting, and was on the production team for multiple shows chosen to perform at New Englands.  He has been named as a New England Poet of the Year, occasionally bumps into celebrities without recognizing them, and spends long hours keeping himself humble by competing in three-phase events with his horse, Colonel Parker.

New England Drama Council Representatives 

Scott Piddington
GIlford High School
Scott Piddington is the technical director at Gilford High School where he has hosted numerous New England, state & regional theatre festival. He has been on the boards of the New England Drama Council and the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild since 1989 and 1988 respectively. He is a life member of both organizations. When not in the darkened confines of the theatre, Scott spends months on end in the wilderness. He is a triple crown thru-hiker and volunteer trail adopter.

Sarah Bunkley
Sarah Bunkley is an educator, actor, director, and designer with over 40 years of theatre experience.  As an undergraduate she appeared on stage and also developed lighting and set designs.  She worked in high school and community theatre on Cape Cod before moving to New Hampshire to teach.  Ms. Bunkley has brought multiple productions to New Englands, serves on the New England Drama Council and the board of directors for the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild, and has been awarded life membership in both organizations.  In her non-theatre life she trains equestrians for pleasure riding and competition.  She also teaches quilting, her only domestic skill that does not involve gaff tape. 

Student Representatives
Garrison Barron - Kingswood Regional High School
Kaitylnn Mize - Laconia High School
Trinette Hunter - John Stark Regional High School