Nancy Curran Willis
Nancy (Director) is happy to return to the Players where past productions are Proof, Kiss Me, Kate, Cabaret, Deathtrap and Jake's Women. Nancy has been active in community theater for over 40 years, winning multiple EMACT Drama Festival awards for direction and production including A Piece of My Heart, The Boys Next Door, Woman In Mind, and A Lie of the Mind. Her productions in the EMACT DASH program have also received honors for production/direction including: The Shape of Things, West Side Story, Breaking the Code and most recently The Player's production of Kiss Me, Kate.
She just finished directing Glengarry Glen Ross for The Umbrella, where she's also helmed Angels in America, Bonnie and Clyde, and Equus. In 2012 Nancy was the only director in EMACT history to win the top awards for direction and production in both musical and play categories for Grey Gardens at AFD and Diary of Anne Frank at QP. She has worked professionally as Managing Director for Gloucester Stage Company and later, with Boston Theatre Works (BTW). While with BTW, she received the Elliot Norton Award (Boston theater equivalent of a Tony Award) for direction and outstanding production of Angels in America. For ten years Nancy worked with the next generation of theater artists at Newton South and Bedford High Schools introducing the students to shows like: Laramie Project, Urinetown, Metamorphoses, Miracle Worker, Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening. She is proud to be at the helm of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and to be teamed with the talented Don Boroson, MD and reunited with the amazing Jennifer Condon on choreogrphy. Special thanks to The Player's for your constant support and enthusiasm for this production, to Cathie Regan for keeping us all on track and to a cast and crew of over 60 people who helped bring this magnificent story to life. Welcome to The Cathedral of Notre Dame. Enjoy!