Small Pond Productions Board of Directors
and Vision and Mission Statement

Rich Booth

RICH BOOTH . . . As an original board member of Small Pond it is satisfying to see how far we as an organization have come in just a few short seasons. We have been privileged to present a vast variety of different productions from original musicals written by local talent, to award winning theatrical classics. We at Small Pond strive to deliver quality theatre to the region while at the same time sharing the enjoyment with the vast pool of theatre addicted people in the Monadnock region. Thanks for supporting community theatre and Small Pond.


Traci Booth in a scene from A CHRISTMAS CAROL
TRACI BOOTH has been on the theater scene in the Monadnock region for many years. A veteran performer she has had many leads with the Keene Lions Club, Lola in Damn Yankees, Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Nellie in South Pacific and Mame to mention a few. She has also performed numerous roles with Branch River Theater and Actors Circle Theater some of her favorites include Mona in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Adeliade in Guys and Dolls.  Traci has had as many roles as she does shoes and if you know her that is really saying something. Traci is also a proud member of "Fuzzy Logic" singing the original music of local composer Michael Cohen. Traci is one of the original founders of Small Pond Productions. It all started when she and good friend Liz Sumner started dreaming up what they thought would be the perfect production company, after many afternoons at Starbucks a production company was born!! This company was to be based on the mutual love of performing and showcasing the talents of local talent.  At that point the rest of the board was created with the addition of John Sansone, Gina Chase-Pickney, Michael Cohen and Richard Booth. Traci is extremely proud of what Small Pond has become these past five years, and happy to boast 135 alumni  invited performers. We also have added two more board members Lisa Perreault and Sharon McHugh. The Small Pond board is unique in that the board as a team produces every Small Pond production with each board member doing what he or she does best producing the quality productions Small Pond is known for. Traci will tell you the biggest compliment ever is when she is told “anytime any show we will be there because the performer has had a great experience,” that is what it is all about, she will say.  Traci dearly hopes that Small Pond will go on for many years even when she is sitting out in the audience, but knowing Traci that may be a very long,long time indeed.
Traci's favorite roles to date are wife to husband of 36 years Richard Booth fellow thespian and board member, Mom to Richard 3rd, Angela, and Bob, and best of all “Mimi” to Maya Isabel and Grace Elizabeth, surely future stars of the stage and screen, what can you say it is in the blood. Traci will tell you that “It does not get any better than this.
Bryan Hebert
BRYAN HEBERT - Holy Wha! Bryan’s first Small Pond show was a matter of circumstance, and possibly a bit of luck, as he literally walked in to a read-through for the first read-thru in October 2008 for the very first year of A Christmas Carol. He was cast as Young Scrooge during that read-thru, and the rest is history! Since then he has reprised the role every year, and is pleased to be able to continue that role year in and year out. In fact, it was during ACC’s run in 2012, during a late night at the Theatre working out set issues, that he was asked to join the Small Pond Board.
In addition to A Christmas Carol, he has been cast in Joanie's Phone (2011), The Glass Menagerie (2011) and Escanaba in da Moonlight (2012). He has also acted as sound designer for The Honky Tonk Angels (2013). Outside of Small Pond, he has appeared on stage with Branch River Theatre, his hometown Antrim Players, Keene Lions Club, and Actor’s Circle Theatre. He looks forward to many years with the Small Pond family – on and off the stage – and hopes to continue to help Small Pond bring the very best in Theatre Entertainment to the area.
PATRICIA (PAT) LINCOLN was involved with the Marlborough Summer Theatre Programs for many years and also served 2 terms on the New Hampshire Dance Institute Board of Directors. She coached the Keene High Cheerleaders and was also involved with the inception of the Northern Lights Cheerleading All Stars program.
Pat has been involved with Small Pond Productions for the past 5 years doing "behind the scenes" work with make-up, hair, and whatever other services are needed. She finds it rewarding and an honor to be working with so many talanted and wonderful actors.
Sharon McHugh
SHARON MCHUGH has been actively involved in Community Theatre for the last 29+ years and currently serves as the Lighting Director for Branch River Theatre. Over the years she has supported, in varying behind the scene roles; Vermont Theatre Company, AIDS Services - Just Desserts, Actors' Circle Theater, Jeff Stout Concepts, Inspirational Improv and Small Pond Productions. In September 2008, she directed the musical video of Small Pond's Amelia Rules! based on the characters created by award winning cartoonist Jimmy Gownley with music created by Fuzzy Logic's resident musical genius Michael Cohen. Having been considered an honorary board member of Small Pond for several years, it was made 'official' when she was formally invited in December 2010.
Lisa Perreault in a scene from A CHRISTMAS CAROL
LISA PERREAULT is SO proud to be a part of such a wonderful group! Lisa has been involved with Small Pond since 2005, and has been a board member since 2007. She has acted in numerous productions and directed Moon Fever and The Dinner Party. When not onstage, she is a dental hygienist for a wonderful dentist in Peterborough, and fills the rest of her time living life with her wonderful husband, Paul, and her children, Jon, Taylor and Darian. The new addition to the household is her dad, Leon, "I feel very blessed to spend every day time with my father at this stage of my life!". Paul and I have an internet business where we help individuals in this economy create an ancillary income. Check out www.shop4thefuture.com
John Sansone in a scene from A CHRISTMAS CAROL
JOHN SANSONE has had the opportunity to be involved with many great projects and area theater groups over the years. He has enjoyed many performing venues: Pompeian Players (semi-professional group in N.Y.), Keene Pops Choir, Variations (56-60's pop singing group), Keene Lions productions, Branch River Theatre and Actors Circle Theater. He also directed many productions for these same theater groups such as Mame, Annie Get Your Gun , Carousel and Kiss Me Kate. John made his second appearance as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol in 2010 and feels the production is a great way to add to the holiday spirit. John is proud to be a co-founder of Small Pond Productions and the interesting projects it brings to the community.
Sven Svenson
SVEN SVENSON ...For those of you who are familiar with SPP you will recognize Sven Svenson. Sven is a veteran performer for all of the SPP performances. Now some think that he is a bit limited in his performance the words "stiff" and "wooden" have been used but that being said he has never missed a rehearsal and he is always the first to be off book for any given performance. Sven is always a director's favorite as he never complains and will take any role offered. As many of you regular SPP theater-goers know Sven can always be seen on stage, but sometimes he is a little hard to find as Sven loves a challenge, so see if you can pick him out in this production (The Glass Menagerie). Sven, like SPP, thanks all of our wonderful followers for your continued support of the arts, without you he would be just another stiff!!!!

VISION: A joyful performing experience that is a by-product of camaraderie, commitment, and pleasure in serving the audience

MISSION: To create, produce, and perform great entertainment and provide an opportunity to showcase our talent.