STAFF

ALISON BUTTS, Interim Managing Director

Alison Butts is an actor, stage manager, and arts administrator. She recently graduated from UMass Amherst where she double majored in Theater and Communication and completed the Arts Management Certificate and Multicultural Theater Certificate. Previous administrative positions include the Marketing Associate for the Arts Extension Service, Production Manager of Broken Leg Productions for four summers, and Program Coordinator of Wakefield Repertory Youth Theater for two summers.

Acting credits with UMass Theater MainStage include Everybody, Monuments of the Future, The Water Station, The Bacchae of Euripides, Wild Thing, and What of The Night. Alison is an alumni of the 2019 Summer Training Institute at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Stage Management credits include Coven-19, or, Magicks for Unprecedented Times (UMass) two devised, fully remote Zoom productions. Alison served on the UMass Theater Season Selection Committee for two years, and was a member of the Undergraduate Advisory Council for three. She was also involved in UMass Theater student produced work as a performer and House/Box Office Manager for three. She was an active member of UMass Theater Guild as a performer, Assistant Dramaturg, and Marketing Team member. Outside of the arts, Alison enjoys practicing yoga, reading at The Montague Bookmill, and spending time with her family and friends.

JOHN IVERSON, Technical Director

John Iverson (Videographer, Editor, Sound and Light Design, Set Design) made his first appearance on stage at the age of five, as Sleepy the dwarf in a production of “Snow White”.  He discovered that he liked it and has been striving to stay onstage ever since. His dance training started that same year and continued for the next twenty or so.

He got his degree in Theater Arts from UMass Boston in 1981.  He is an accomplished martial artist, holding a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2004.  He has done fight and stunt choreography for several productions on stage and in film.  John has appeared in dozens of roles over the years on stages from Atlantic City to New Hampshire, Boston and Western Massachusetts.  He now teaches Stagecraft at GCC as well as still appearing onstage a few times a year.

ROBERT MOORE, Office Assistant

Robby has been involved with Silverthorne since the very beginning. A graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, his first experiences in theatre were working backstage on David Rowland’s shows. Robby graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance Studies, concentrating in technical theatre and theatrical design. In addition to providing administrative support, he has worked on many aspects of STC productions, such as set construction, lighting design, and stage management. Robby is also the director of the Drama Club at Greenfield High School.

REBA-JEAN SHAW-PICHETTE, Costume Supervisor
LUCINDA KIDDER, Co-Founder Emeritus

Throughout Lucinda Kidder’s 50-year career, theater and non-profit management have been interwoven. Since high school stage work piqued her interest in that world, and her first directing job in India cemented it. She completed her MA in Theater Education at Emerson College and went on to direct over 150 plays, teach all aspects of theater at every level from little kids to university courses, and found and manage seven different theater groups wherever she has lived. The founding and management of Silverthorne has been the capstone, calling on her deep passion for live performance and the management skills acquired along the way. Nothing has ever altered her faith in theater as one of the most important tools human beings have to build bridges instead of walls.