Nancy Curran Willis
Nancy (Director) is happy to return to the Players where past productions are Kiss Me, Kate, Cabaret, Deathtrap and Jake's Women. Nancy has been active in community theater for over 35 years, winning multiple EMACT Drama Festival awards for direction and production including A Piece of My Heart, The Boys Next Door, Woman In Mind, A Lie of the Mind and Equus. 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.
Her most recent production was the New England Premiere of the musical, Bonnie and Clyde, for The Umbrella. 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.
Nancy recently retired after 10 years as the guest director for SouthStage, Newton South High School's drama program where she was proud to bring shows like: Laramie Project, Urinetown, Metamorphoses, Miracle Worker, Spelling Bee and Spring Awakening to the next generation of theater artists. She is most proud for The Players' production of Kiss Me, Kate which won the EMACT DASH Award for Best Musical and Best Director last season. Wishing broken legs to the amazing cast and crew who worked so hard to show you the Proof of their labors.