Ghost Light Players is a community theater group, based in MetroWest Massachusetts, which offers a place for members of the MetroWest community to experience and enjoy the theatrical arts. We produce high-quality musical, traditional, cabaret-style and other theater shows for our audiences, as well as offer a fun, educational and inspirational experience for our cast and crew.
Kat Alix-Gaudreau, Artistic Director
Kat attended UMASS Amherst, earning a BA in Theater, and the University of Georgia Athens, earning an MA in Sociology. Though she originally focused on performance, Kat developed a strong background in the technical and production aspects of theater as well. Kat’s directing debut was a production of The Vagina Monologues, a fund-raiser for a women’s shelter in Athens, GA. Since then, she has directed and produced a number of plays and short films over the years, including the interactive Theater Moderne Cabaret, and run two indie film companies – Sneaky Camel Productions and Shoot the Moon Studios. More recently, she had the pleasure of directing Into the Woods with ACT Andover, Grease with Wakefield Repertory Theater and The Foreigner with The Walpole Footlighters. By day, Kat works as an educator, as well as a production coordinator in the Boston film and TV industry.
“To me, the best part of theater is the process – that’s where you learn, where you can be surprised, and where you can really grow beyond what you thought you could do. That’s the fun part – that’s the magic of theater.”
Kim Beauchemin, Managing Director
Kim Marie Beauchemin, or “K” as she is often called, is rumored to have actually appeared on stage in high school, but now she prefers the cool, dark mystery of the backstage. 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. She pays the bills by writing technical documentation for security software, but loves spending her free time hiking and stage managing theater productions. Kim is also an active member of First Church in Marlborough.
“I love seeing people overcome their own fear and doubt, and watching them succeed in creating magic. If I can be some small part of that, help them in the smallest way, well, that’s why I do this.”
Cliff Dike, Executive Producer
H. Clifford Dike is a long-time theater enthusiast. 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. When he came to the Boston area to attend law school he had to put his theater interests on extended hiatus. Cliff graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 1994. Since that time he has had the great pleasure of rekindling his love for theater. He has performed in a variety of shows and has worked behind-the-scenes on projects like Into the Woods and Grease. He has also collaborated with both Kat and K on a number of independent films – both in front of and behind the camera. Cliff particularly enjoys helping a show develop, come together and take on its own life – from the initial idea to the final production. When he is not involved in theater activities, Cliff, a former judge, is the managing partner of a small general practice law office in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
“All the world’s a stage … so, go get up on one, have some fun and put on a show!”
Emily Goldfarb, Board Member and Volunteer Manager
Emily Goldfarb first got involved with theater as a child both at school and at summer camp. She acted in productions all through high school, including her favorite role as the mother in Thornton Wilder’s The Happy Journey. After a long break from theater to attend college, build a career, get an MBA and get married, Emily came back to the theater in January of 2012. Her roles in Almost, Maine with Ghost Light Players re-lit the theater fire, and she’s been hooked again ever since. Forever grateful to Ghost Light for taking a chance on her, she is honored to be a board member and the group’s volunteer manager. Emily is an Operations Manager at the Clean Air Task Force in Boston, and has a love of animals both great and small.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”