Celia Couture

Celia Couture (Director) is an award-winning director with an MFA from Emerson College. In June of 2002, Celia directed Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill for the Gloucester Stage Company. In 2004, Celia was fortunate to direct EMACT’S DASH Award winning production of The Laramie Project. Her efforts yielded both a Best Director Award and Best Show of the season. Celia has directed Proof for the Vokes Players and Sunday in the Park with George for the Concord Players. Proof was a finalist in the EMACT Festival and Sunday in the Park with George yielded a Best Director nomination. During the 2005-2006 Season, Celia directed The Women for the Arlington Friends of the Drama and Wit. Wit was the NETC community theatre division’s winner of the Moss Hart Award. Celia’s Production of Graceland in 2007, for the Wellesley Players was chosen as the winner of the Regional Theatre Festival, which went on to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the National Festival. The production garnered a Best Actress Award. In 2008, Celia’s production of How I Learned to Drive also went on to the National Festival in Tacoma, Washington. The show earned three nominations for Best Actress, Lighting Design by Eric Jacobsen and Sound Design by Bob Pascucci. In 2010, Steel Magnolias went on to the Regional Festival in New Hampshire and garnered awards for Best Actress and Set Design. This season, Celia and her talented cast from the Burlington Players went on to the National Festival in Indiana and won Best Production and was nominated in 9 different categories.

Celia’s production of M. Butterfly was a recipient of the prestigious Moss Hart Award. M. Butterfly at AFD also won an IRNE Award. She has received NETC/EMACT Best Director awards for Dinner With Friends, Kennedy’s Children, M. Butterfly, Grand Hotel, Jimmy Dean, Barnum, The Sisters Rosensweig and Prelude to a Kiss. She directed the world premieres of Apples and Oranges and The Quarterly by local playwrights Lauren Cochran and Valerie von Rosenvinge respectively.

The Quarterly garnered a nomination for Best Director at the EMACT Festival. Celia served in various positions on the Board of directors of AFD and headed a successful capital campaign for building renovations during her 3-year tenure as President. Celia was a founder and artistic director of children’s theatre company and touring musical company.

Celia is honored to be working with the Concord Players again and bringing to life this epic musical. Her thanks to goes out to her supportive husband, Gerry, family and friends. Celia also wants to personally thank the cast, crew and artistic teams whose commitment to the material and sharing their technical and artistic expertise is second to none.

In her “real life” Celia is an author, speaker, business and management consultant and the CEO of her own company. CC Consulting.


Concord Player Productions
2013 Les Misérables Director