ETC Instructors/Staff

ETC Staff

Managing Director: Mary Gaetz

ETC Instructors

Greg Potter
Erin Smith
Michael Zerphy


Mary Gaetz

Mary worked for two years as Education Manager at Northern Stage working with Jody Davidson.  She is a founding member of Upper Valley Educational Theatre Comoany, which is now NCCT-ETC.  She has a BFA in theatre from Emporia State University and an MFA in Directing for Stage and Screen from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has performed in productions professional, academic and amateur, including Macbeth, The Laramie Project, Terra Nova, Grace and Glorie, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Cabaret.  This past summer she directed Oliver! for NCCT and she is currently directing the upcoming benefit performance.  Other directing credits include Bridge to Terabithia, Scooter Thomas Makes It to the Top of the World, and Self Defense or death of some salesman.  Her day job is Outreach Coordinator for the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.

Greg Potter

Greg’s Music Direction credits include; You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownAnnieThe Rocky Horror ShowBye Bye Birdie as well as NCCT’s productions of 42nd Street (2009) and Oliver! (2011). As a performer, Greg has appeared in South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Taming of the Shrew. Greg has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Plymouth State University. During the day, Greg is also employed at Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library.

Erin Smith

Erin lives in White River Junction and works at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. She has a BA in Psychology and an EdM in Arts in Education.  She has taught drama in schools, after school programs, and summer camps and co-directed her college comedy improv group.  She is quite happy to join NCCT-ETC.

Michael Zerphy

Michael Zerphy is an actor, clown, storyteller and physical comedian. He uses movement, sound and a wide variety of objects to create original performances that delight audiences of all ages. His performances have been seen seen in schools, colleges, libraries, theaters and festivals across the United States and Europe from Alaska to the Edinburgh Fringe, and Maine to Mississippi. Michael has taught at the Boston University Theater Institute and has appeared at The New England Vaudeville Festival, Fool’s Fest, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Cathedral of St John the Devine and The New York International Festival of Clown Theater.


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