About Schoolhouse Players
Charles Wilbert is a resident playwright and English professor at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, where he teaches playwriting, literature, and creative writing. He annually directs at SNHU a stage reading of one of his plays. Charles has a deep admiration for Henry David Thoreau and has written three stage plays and one mini-series about this important figure in American history. One of his Thoreau plays was performed on the Second Stage Lincoln Center, NYC. Charles studied playwriting at the Roger Simon Studio and at the HB Studio in NYC. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Charles has written over thirty stage plays, some of which have won national playwriting competitions. He has over thirty years’ experience as a director. Three of his plays have been published. His one-woman play about Gertrude Stein toured New England and New York State. He is an experienced workshop presenter and public speaker. Charles will be directing many of the Schoolhouse Players’ productions.
Brenda is a playwright and artist. Her medical/educational plays draw from her experience as a nurse practitioner, marriage and family therapist, and expressive arts facilitator. In her plays she tackles issues such as chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Lyme disease, marital discord, heart disease in women, and Chemical Sensitivity. She believes in the healing power of expressive arts– often reflected in her plays. Brenda has directed stage readings and discussions in a variety of venues. In addition to her educational plays, she writes one-act comedies. She has over thirty years experience conducting educational workshops. A talented artist, she has exhibited her work in galleries in New England. She is a member of Women’s Caucus for Art and the NH Nurse Practitioner Association. Brenda loves being a part of a creative duo with her husband Charles. She is the producer of the Schoolhouse Players.