Who are we?
Board of Directors
Judy de Perla - President
Laura McNamara - Vice President
Jillian Gesualdi - Secretary
Kristin Abatiello - Treasurer
JDP Theatre Co. is a nonprofit (501c3) community theatre business that was founded by Jillian Gesualdi, Jessica Mayette, and Judy dePerla.
As current and former educators, Judy, Jess, and Jillian decided to combine their decades of experience in education and the performing arts in 2018 to form JDP Theatre Co. The organization proudly received its nonprofit status in July of 2019.
JDP Theatre Co. strives to be inclusive, accessible, and professional. The company offers a wide variety of classes and camps that address all aspects of performing arts, including: acting, dance, vocals, stage design and management, playwriting, American Sign Language, and more. JDP also produces dramas and musicals throughout the year. We specialize in working with youth and young-adult performers and strive to provide our members with a sense of freedom, family, and home.
Over the years, JDP alumni have moved on to work as professional actors throughout New England and New York. As a result of Judy, Jess, and Jillian’s groundwork and unparalleled dedication, hundreds of lives have been changed by our company. We are proud to continue to fulfill our company’s mission…one show at a time.