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During the past four years, actors new to theatre or to the Suffield Players’ stage have honed their performance skills in New Faces educational programs, held in July and August at Mapleton Hall; now new directors will get their chance as well!

Two aspiring new directorial talents, under the guidance of experienced mentors, will take their place alongside some of Suffield’s most seasoned directors in the New Faces 2016 theatre program, performing on August 20, at 2 and 7 pm in Mapleton Hall.

The brain-child of veteran Suffield Players performer Shaun O’Keefe, the New Faces program is designed to teach, inspire, and develop the theatrical talents of all participants.  Everyone 16 years and up who joins the company performs in short new plays by contemporary playwrights from around the country.

Now in its fifth year, the program is a fresh approach to theatre, as many of the thespians involved are new to the stage or to the Players, and the works being performed are new.