Ghost Light Players is a unique theater troupe that offers a place for theater artists to collaborate in a supportive and creative environment. We pride ourselves on providing the Metro West and Central Massachusetts community with high-quality Shakespeare, musical, and traditional theater shows. Since we began in 2011, we have eschewed spectacle and focused our efforts and resources on our troupe’s process. We believe that a robust creative process allows our artists the chance to thrive.
We take risks. We strive for greatness. We welcome all voices. We begin.
President & Artistic Director – Kat Alix-Gaudreau attended UMASS Amherst, earning a BA in Theater in 1999. Since then, she has directed plays over 25 plays, including Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The House of Blue Leaves, Godspell, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Urinetown (the musical), Hamlet, Pippin, The Woman in Black and Love’s Labour’s Lost. In the Fall of 2015, Kat directed the winning play Members of the Public…as part of the Boston SLAM competition. In 2017, Kat directed and executive produced GLP’s Hamlet for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2018, Kat earned a second Masters Degree from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the U.K., where she also directed The Tempest and co-authored and created the original work Stripp’d at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Recently, Kat has had the privilege of traveling to Sicily to work with Trinacria Theatre Company during their summer residency. Kat is currently working on a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies and teaching in the Theatre Department at Bridgewater State University.
Treasurer & Managing Director – Kim “K” Beauchemin is one of the founders of Ghost Light Players and has played various production team roles for past performances. Having a passion for stage management, she’s supported many productions in that capacity – including GLP’s incredible performance of Hamlet at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is known for her organizational and management skills and has brought her talents to various community theater and film productions in the Boston area. Kim plays the role of a “real-life” Director of Program Management for a security software company, but loves spending her free time backpacking and working with non-profits in the Theater and Conservation industries.
Secretary & Executive Producer – Cliff Dike is a long-time theater enthusiast and a founding member of Ghost Light Players. Growing up in Connecticut, Cliff was lucky to regularly attend performances at the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford as well as Broadway shows in New York City. Cliff is a lawyer by training, graduating from Northeast University School of Law and joining the Massachusetts Bar Association in 1994. He has had the opportunity to perform with a number of theater groups in Massachusetts, including Ghost Light Players, Castle Hill Productions, Punctuate 4, ACT Andover, and The Worcester Shakespeare Company. He has also served in a variety of production capacities, such as Show Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant Director, Set Construction Manager and stage crew. He enjoys all aspects of the production process and happily brings this experience as well as his great enthusiasm to the Ghost Light Players’ team.
There are many people responsible for Ghost Light Players. Without their help and generosity, we would not exist. They are (in no particular order): George & Sue Pellerin, Allison Corbett, Bethany Eddy, Jeff Boisseau, John Corbett, Todd Beauchemin, Joan & Ed Beauchemin, Doug Hartley, Emily Goldfarb, Roger Alix-Gaudreau, Amy DeMar-Dubois, Jacob McDonald, Jess Brennan, Michelle Leibowitz, Ginny Carpenter, Jeff Kimble, Ann Alix, Colleen Nachtrieb, Julian Willard, Bryson Macey, Chris Maloney, Krisha Hoyt, Jonathan Dunlea, The First Church of Marlborough, and many, many others.
Ghost Light Players is a 501c3 charitable organization. We rely on private donations and a variety of grants to bring affordable, high-quality theater to Metro West and Central MA. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the arts!
We are always interested in working with new people, and the best way to learn more about us is by volunteering! Volunteers at Ghost Light Players can, according to their interests and experience level, work on various technical crews, help with publicity or front of house, assist with fundraising efforts, or bring new ideas to the organization.
Ghost Light Players has been making theater since 2012. Our past seasons of shows include:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The House of Blue Leaves
Romeo & Juliet
Urinetown (the musical)
The Woman in Black
Dog Sees God
Edinburgh Fringe Project: Hamlet
Summer and Smoke
Shoestring Theater Festival
All production photos on this website are courtesy of Amy Mae Photography or Natalie Hebert. Their artistry and generosity are greatly appreciated!