Evan Donnellan is a founding member of the Carriage House Players and currently serves as executive director. He has been performing Shakespeare productions in the Vanderbilt courtyard for over 25 years. Evan also works as a theater educator at Smithtown Performing Arts Center and Studio Theatre Long Island and has acted and directed regionally with various theater companies on Long Island. Favorite productions as an actor include Side Man, The Rainmaker, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, The Woman in Black, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, and Torch Song. Favorite productions as a director include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Constellations, God of Carnage, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, and Henry V.
Jordan Hue joined the Carriage House Players in their first season as a founding member and presently serves as the artistic director for the company. During the year Jordan is an English and Theatre teacher at Long Beach High School in Long Beach, NY and a lead teacher at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. He holds a B.A. in Drama and English and an M.S. in Secondary Education from Hofstra University. He is also a graduate of Adelphi’s Educational Theatre program. He has proudly worked in regional, community, and educational theatre in NYC and on Long Island since 2001. CHP audience may know Jordan from his directorial work on Much Ado About Nothing (2017/2022), Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest, and Richard III – or from his onstage work in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Henry V, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Mary Caulfield is a founding board member of The Carriage House Players and presently serves as the Director of Finance. She has performed alongside her talented colleagues during the Annual Shakespeare Festival for several years. Her credits with the company include, Desdemona in Othello, Katarina in The Taming of the Shrew, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the summer of 2022, Mary directed The Comedy of Errors. In addition to working as a freelance theatre practitioner on Long Island and in the NYC area, Mary is an Associate Professor of English and Drama at the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College. In 2022, Mary was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, to support her work that blends live verbatim performance with augmented reality to decolonize sites of immersive heritage experiences.
Michael Limone is the Chairperson for the Fine and Performing Arts in the Carle Place School District where he has directed both the middle school and the high school theater programs and teaches middle school and high school Theater Arts classes. Now in his 26th year of teaching, his career began in CT, where he taught for 11 years and served as the Vice President of the CT Drama Association and as the CT Representative on the New England Drama Council. His passion for performing was initially sparked at a young age in an Improv Troupe that he toured with for years- later bringing those experiences to his students in CT where he became the advisor of the Drama Club he was president of in his senior year of high school. In addition to his teaching career, Michael has continued acting and directing since college, where he majored in English and Acting at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He’s brought original works to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland with students on two different occasions. The foundation of his Acting Training is based upon the Stanislavski Method and the training he received at both UCONN and HB Studios in NYC. Michael is a current Board Member of the New York State Theater Educators Association (NYSTEA), the Chairperson of the Theater Advocacy Committee for NY and the Co-Chairperson of the Long Island Region for NYSTEA.
Christine Boehm holds her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and her Master’s in Performing Arts Leadership and Management with a specialization in Nonprofit Management. As a patron and participant in the Long Island Theatre scene for over a decade, she has had the privilege of working alongside some of the island’s most talented folks. She has served as a Dramaturg and Assistant Director for off-broadway stages and is now a freelance theatre artist here on the island. As a founding member of The Carriage House Players, you have seen her Directing work for the organization’s annual Shakespeare Festival in the productions A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), Julius Caesar (2019), and Twelfth Night (2021). On stage with the Shakespeare troupe, you’ve seen her most recently in As You Like It (Rosalind – 2021) and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice – 2022). Further information can be found at: ChristineNBoehm.com
Nick Masson is a new board member and excited. Nick has been working with Carriage House Players as an actor having been seen in such productions as, The Pillowman, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and The Tempest to name a few. He received his bachelors in Theater from The College of Santa Fe and has worked as an actor for 20+ years. In addition to being on stage, Nick spent 3 years working alongside an NYC Casting Director and directed numerous productions. Now living in Queens with his wife and son where he is very involved with the Education within his school district serving on numerous boards and councils. He is excited to join the CHP board.