“The board of directors determined that Gail Phaneuf was the person who checked all of the boxes for the position of executive and artistic director. Our vision for Deertrees is to expand the production genres, incorporate new technology and facilitate an exciting cultural hub for Western Maine. We feel that Gail will make Deertrees a destination for all ages for years to come,” said Deertrees’ board of directors President Cheryl McLaughlin.
Phaneuf has devoted her entire career to theater. As a playwright and composer, Phaneuf has penned three musicals and 16 plays, performed at venues around the world. Her award-winning “MONSTERS! A Midlife Musical Meltdown,” premiered in Boston and was subsequently produced at Deertrees. Her play “Breakfast with Mary” premiered at Deertrees in 2011. Her teen musical “The Love Note” was produced Off-Broadway in 2014 and continues to be produced across the globe.
Phaneuf is founder of G.P. Technologies/Productions in Boston, and former president of Boston’s Playwrights’ Platform. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and earned a master’s degree in theatre education from Emerson College. Phaneuf also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering. As an educator, she served as the playwright-in-residence, senior lecturer, sound designer and theater director for a decade at Curry College. To learn more, visit www.gailphaneuf.com
Our AMAZING STAFF MEMBERS!
Production Manager and Stage Manager - Antonio Harmsen Villa
Salt Lick Cafe Manager, performer and theatre staff - Madison Mayer
Theatre intern and Costume Designer - Chloe Call
Theatre Staff and performer - Antonio Harmsen Villa
Lighting Designer - Michael Clark Wonson
Music Director - Evan Cuddy
Kid's Workshop Director - Rick Faugno
Set Design and Construction - Ken Ross