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Gail Phaneuf

Gail Phaneuf
Gail is the Executive and Artistic Director for the Historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Maine. She is an award-winning producer, writer, director, actor, composer and singer.

Her teen musical, The Love Note Musical, was produced Off Broadway and has since gone on to have hundreds of spirited productions at schools, camps, colleges and regional theaters.

Gail Phaneuf wrote MONSTERS! A Midlife Musical Meltdown , a comic musical collaboration with composer and Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. MONSTERS was produced at The Deertrees Theatre Festival in Harrison, ME and at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.nbspnbspThe comic musical was a finalist in the Rod Parker Playwriting Competition, kicking off developmental readings in Boston and New York City. MONSTERS! had its first full production in Boston, where it garnered excellent reviews, and has gone on to several regional productions.

Gail is a past president of The Playwrights Platform, where several of her plays were introduced. Her short play Stop Requested, (in the Heuer catalog) was awarded best play and best director at the 2008 Playwrights' Platform summer festival. Games and Puzzles was produced by Image Theatre Co. for the 2008 Boston Theater Marathon. Her prickly Urban Gardens was produced by the South Camden Theatre Company in New Jersey. The play won an Audience Choice award at the Platform 2004 Summer Festival. Her play A Perfect Match was produced at the 2008 ACME Winter New Works Festival. Her edgy political piece Random Selection was chosen for the Provincetown Theatre Company Spring Playwrights Festival and was performed at the Boston Theater Marathon. It was staged as part of The War Games Series at Curry College and was published in Belgium in a collection of short plays by Boston playwrights. Binding the Artful Dodger received a staged reading in Provincetown in early 2007, and a full production by GP Productions in 2009. Her latest play Breakfast with Mary was staged at The Deertrees Theatre Festival in 2011.

Gail has appeared as an actor on New England stages for several years, most recently as Louise in Always...Patsy Cline, Maxine Faulk in Night of the Iguana and in the role of Leona Dawson in Tennessee William's Small Craft Warnings. Other roles include Stevie in Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and as Anna in Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz. She also appeared in the inaugural Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, as Viola Shields in The One Exception.

Gail holds a Master's degree from Emerson College in Theater Education, and for ten years was the Playwright in Residence and a Senior Lecturer at Curry College where she taught Scriptwriting, acting and ProTools Digital Audio design. Gail created and directed the Curry New Plays festival, and was also in charge of directing musicals on their Main Stage. Gail was the President of G.P. Productions where she worked to produce new stage works as well as design, operate and lease sound equipment.

Gail's most recent screenplay is called Kippy, The Hidden Women of Rosie's Place. It is the story of Kip Tiernan of Boston. She began Rosie's Place, the very first homeless shelter for women in the United States in the early 1970's. Gail has also developed a one woman show about Kip Tiernan called Kippy, Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living! A film of the show may be viewed at Kippy was premiered at Denmark Arts Center in Maine and has also been performed at Deertrees Theatre.


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