The People

We believe that performing together builds a tremendous community bond and raises the esteem of the whole school. GEAR believes that theater should not only entertain but educate and inspire as well. In the past we have produced plays dealing with recycling, art history, library science, and more.

BETH BERRY
BETH BERRYPlaywright & Director
Beth, our playwright and director, has a theater background and an uncanny ability to organize and welcome people into the spirit of the play.
JOANNE RICCITELLI
JOANNE RICCITELLIStage Manager
Joanne, whose day job is at the South Kingstown Land Trust, acts as producer, organizing programs, cast lists, scene parents, etc.
EMILY CHEN
EMILY CHENMusical Director
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors in Violin Performance and Music Education, Emily co-manages an ensemble called La Bella Musica that plays for weddings and other special occasions.
ANNE & TIM CASHMAN
ANNE & TIM CASHMANProps & Set Construction
Anne (special education class room assistant) and Tim (builds submarines for Electric Boat) have created a dragon, a talking rock, a spaceship, a Calder mobile, and numerous other props for our productions, all with practically no budget.
KATHY GIEBLERLighting
Kathy is a professional lighting designer and engineer.
RICK MCKINNEYSound Manager
Kathy is a professional lighting designer and engineer.
MICH MULLERWeb Design
Mich likes to make websites for cool organizations.
JOANNE RICITELLIPresident of the Board
SHARON DUNNBoard Secretary
MICHELLE LITTLECorresponding Secretary
CAROL VETTERBoard Treasurer
JENNIFER ROBINSONBoard of Directors
MILES MARTINBoard of Directors
LESLIE DEERINGBoard of Directors
ELLIE BROSOFSKY HOFFER Board of Directors
BRAD HEVENORBoard of Directors
CHRISTIAN BLANEYBoard of Directors
KIM MATHERBoard of Directors

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501 (c) (3)

GEAR (Give Everyone A Role) Productions is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization founded by a small group of local artists whose goal was to provide positive performance experiences for the students of South Kingstown. Since 2000, GEAR has produced 13 original plays involving thousands of children and members of the learning community including faculty, staff, parents, and students with special needs. A typical GEAR show involves over 250 children. In 2010, responding to a lack of performance opportunities for people with cognitive and physical challenges, GEAR collaborated with the Contemporary Theater Company to produce our first “All-Abilities” play and have continued with a new production each year since.

“Wonderful all-abilities community theater group with elaborate staging, costumes, scenery and live music!”

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