Jenn Batchelder has been performing throughout all of New England and beyond since the tender age of six. Twice-nominated Best Actress in a Musical for her work here on the Seacoast, she has also served as a critically acclaimed Music Director, Choreographer and Children’s Theater Director.
Ms. Batchelder has been teaching children’s theater since 1996, including Theater Arts Excel and Vocal Excel for District 60, Maine, grades 2-12.
Christopher M. Gempp
Mr. Gempp, an elementary music teacher by day, is excited to be teaching back at Garrison Players. He has a bachelors’ degree in music education from Keene State College and a master’s degree in technology education from Full Sail University. He has music directed for numerous children’s theater in Dover, Strafford, and Concord. He has acted extensively throughout the seacoast at local theaters including Garrison Players, Rochester Opera House, the Leddy Center, the Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop and Hackmatack Playhouse. His favorite roles at Garrison Players have included Jack Stapleton in Hound of the Baskerville, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Vinny in The Odd Couple, Eddie in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol.
Kristin St. Hilaire
Kristin St.Hilaire has been an art instructor for 17 years. She graduated from Rivier College with a BA in Art Education where she received her NH certification in Art Education for grades K-12. She is currently an art teacher at St.Mary's Academy in Dover, NH and has worked with local nonprofits integrating art classes into their programs. She is excited to be able to offer art classes to children and teens at the Garrison Players Arts Center, where she moonlights as the set painter for many of our mainstage productions. Her goal is to teach students how to use the techniques of the visual arts to explore and develop their own personal style of creative expression. When she's not being an art advocate, she loves to oil paint, hike and watch the Red Sox with her husband, three awesome children and dog Sadie.
Libby Page has been a theatre practitioner for over twenty years. Along with a career in professional technical theatre, she studied acting in New York at HB Studio, Lee Strasberg Institute, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. She has performed in numerous productions throughout the East Coast, including roles in several Shakespeare plays (her favorite!). Along the way, Libby discovered theatre education, and for the past fifteen years, she has focused her efforts on working with young people. She also holds two degrees: A Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in English Language and Literature and a Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance from the American Shakespeare Center at Mary Baldwin College. Her graduate thesis focused on utilizing Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and interdisciplinary education when teaching Shakespeare. In addition to her theatre work, Libby spent seven years as a secondary school English teacher.