Staff

Andrew Codispoti Headshot

Andrew Codispoti (Artistic Director) has worked extensively with ATTP over the years as an actor, director, educator, tech guru, and trustee. He works as an actor & director throughout New England, with such companies as Seven Stages Shakespeare Company, New Art Theatre, and The Barnstormers.

Jessie Chapman Headshot

Jessie Chapman (Managing Director) has been working with ATTP since 2007 as an actor, teacher, administrator, and behind the scenes. Jessie recently graduated with a Masters in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. She has worked as a Teaching Artist and Company Manager for Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, for Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, and Theatre for a New Audience, in NYC. In the fall of 2016 Jessie will return to her Alma mater, Plymouth State University, to teach Theater. Jessie lives in Farmington, NH with her husband Keith.

Caroline Nesbitt Headshot

Caroline Nesbitt (Founding Artistic Director) started Advice To The Players in 1999, in response to a need for an accessible resident theater that involved students and community at all levels. As an actor Caroline has appeared with New Art Theatre, Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, New Hampshire Performing Arts Center,Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Hackmatack Repertory, etc., as well as in film and voice-overs. As a writer, her work has appeared in American Theatre, Teaching Theatre, The Boston Globe, TheaterMania.com, etc. She taught Theatre & Drama at The Community School (Tamworth, NH) for 13 years, was an adjunct professor of Acting at New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH) for 2, and conducts many acting workshops for groups ranging from schools to libraries. Besides her work with Advice To The Players, Caroline directs Shakespeare productions for other companies. Her acting education includes two previous generations of acting Nesbitts, as well as Shakespeare work with David Perry (RADA, London Shakespeare School, etc.) and with Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, and Kevin Coleman at Shakespeare & Company of Lenox, MA. She has been honored by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards for her work with youth and children.