Please welcome ADP’s new Executive Team. They will bring greater focus and discipline to our productions while streamlining our processes and improving our speed to market for our well-known shows.
Executive/Artistic Director and founder of AspenDream Productions™; CT’s longest running Comedy Wedding and Murder Mystery Company.
Janice's individuality, intense and visionary directorial style, inspires admiration and praise for her art. She has directed more than 60 plays including the works of David Auburn, Neil Simon, Peter Shaffer, and A.R. Gurney. She was the producer and host of the TV program, CT Arts & Entertainment© a program that interviewed entertainers in the State of CT.
Janice is the author, producer, and director of seven interactive, immersive plays that are often sold out months in advance. Janice is a proud member of Equity, Dramatist Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women, and Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.
For more information see her personal website, janicedirects.com
Jenney has been involved in theater for over two decades and has served on numerous theater boards. Under Jenney’s leadership, AspenDream Productions will integrate planning, recruiting, and creative teams to quickly apply best practices and artist insights, to speed the company’s agenda and better engage our clients across New England.
Assistant Company Manager
Rachel Szostek will join ADP as Assistant Company Manager, where she will be responsible for creating seamless leadership between our artists, director(s), and technicians. Rachel is a transformational leader with 20 years in the theatrical field. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science, and is excited to bring her administrative talents and theater experience to the Executive Team at AspenDream Productions.
A professional model, Christopher Bethune, who holds a Master’s Degree, has worked in Connecticut and New York in stage and film. At ADP, he is developing his hand at directing original plays. Through his work, he explores how theatre can challenge participants and make them stronger. His unique style and uncompromising methods have led all members at ADP to look up and adore this charismatic human being.
John has pushed boundaries as an artist and not just confined himself to the stage. He has appeared in reality TV, films, done voice overs, musicals, danced in a Gaelic American Charity Event, appeared in murder mysteries across CT, and contributed his time as a board member with other theater groups.
However, it is also precisely his individuality and his intense and visionary style, which inspires such admiration and praise for him. John is a highly skillful artist whose painstaking hard work, attention to minute detail and willingness to take huge risks that has created some incredibly hilarious and unique additions to our productions. ADP is fortunate to have him on our team.
Uncle Franco / Creative Consultant
Don is a 30 year veteran of the Connecticut theater scene. He has performed with various theater groups throughout the state from Windsor to Orange. He seems to find himself in many Neal Simon productions, playing Victor Velazco in Barefoot in the Park, Sergeant Toomey in Biloxi Blues, Barney Cashman in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Mel Edison in Prisoner of Second Ave. Then he came across this wonderful lady Janice Luise of Aspen Dream Productions who invited him to audition for the part of Father O’Flasky in their comedy wedding show, For Better or For Worse. Don performed in that role for 10 years before getting the lead role of Uncle Franco for the last 10 years, which has been the highlight of his acting career. He would like to thank his wife Marie for 30 years of running lines with him and all this theater craziness.
David Lutkus, General Manager/Director of Accounting
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