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Northwest Catholic Announced New Director of Dramateurs

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Martin Scott Marchitto, who has extensive experience with college/high school drama programs, will now lead the popular program at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford.

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Northwest Catholic High School announced Thursday the hiring of Martin Scott Marchitto as the new director of its Dramateurs program, the school’s popular theatre company which seeks to engage, inspire, and entertain the school community and beyond.

Fr. Michael Dolan, President of Northwest Catholic High School, said Mr. Marchitto’s experience working with students and passion for theatre makes him an ideal choice to lead the Dramateurs, starting with the 2021-22 school year this fall.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Marchitto join us as the new director of our prized Dramateurs program. He has been a part of the theatre industry for 30+ years working throughout Connecticut and elsewhere in the U.S., and he will be a wonderful addition to our Northwest community,” Fr. Dolan said Thursday.

“The Dramateurs has grown into a true gem at Northwest, training and supporting the next generation of theatre artists and actors while celebrating the joyous power of the dramatic arts. We look forward to much success and many more great products with Mr. Marchitto leading the way,” Dolan said.

“It is truly a thrill to come to Northwest Catholic and to do my part to build on a wonderful theatre program that has become the pride of the school and the surrounding communities. We have amazing students who bring so much of their time and talent to the stage with the Dramateurs, and I am energized to help write the next chapter,” Marchitto said. “I look forward to meeting with the students and getting started on creating more memories and inspiring our next group of Dramateurs to join us.”

Marchitto is a freelance theatre artist whose experience includes – but is not limited to – designing, directing, and acting for theatre, opera, and musicals throughout the country. His extensive design career includes serving as the resident set designer for the Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha, NE from 2008-2017 as well as a regular designer for The Ivoryton Playhouse, The Academy Theatre, The Playshop Theatre, Opera Omaha, Omaha Theatre Ballet, New Haven Ballet, Opera North, The Barrow Civic Theatre, The Illinois Repertory Theatre the set for the off-Broadway production of Mack the Knife, the Life and Times of Bobby Darin.

Marchitto has served on the faculty of Allegheny College, Iowa Western Community College, and Manhattan College, where he taught hundreds of students. He holds a BA from Albertus Magnus College, an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a certificate in drama from Yale School of Drama.

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