Jessie Chapman (Executive Director) has been working with ATTP since
2007 as an actor, teacher, administrator, and behind the scenes. Jessie holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. She has worked outside NH with Shakespeare & Company, Lincoln
Center Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Jessie teaches for the Theatre and General Education programs at her Alma mater, Plymouth State University. Jessie lives in
Sandwich with her daughter, Lenore.
Sara-Ann Bailinson (Creative Manager)
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.