BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mark DiPietro 

Board Member, President, Acting Ensemble

Mark is a writer specializing in marketing and communications. He's a former journalist who joined the Edge in 2011 as a board member, publicist and webmaster. He was most recently seen in Edge productions as Kendrick in A Few Good Men, Holes in Marked Men, Dr. Weyland in Vampire Dreams, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Mike in Wait Until Dark, Al, Barry, and Stage Hand 1 in An Evening of Ives.  He performed the pivotal role of Proctor in The Crucible, Bill in On Golden Pond, and James in Circle Mirror Transformation.  He performed The Masque of the Red Death at the Edge's Edgar Allan Poe Readers Theater in 2012. He was also a narrator in the Edge's marathon reader’s theater, Fahrenheit 451.

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Damien Licata 

Board Member, Vice President, Acting Ensemble

Damien has been acting in theatre on and off since high school.  He spent four years in NYC studying acting, auditioning, and appearing in minor productions, showcases, commercials, and very briefly on the soap “One Life to Live.” He appeared most recently in Edge productions as Jessup in A Few Good Men, "Legacy" in Marked Men, Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Frank in Lovers and Other Strangers, Roat in Wait Until Dark, Jim in Wanda’s Visit and, a few years back, as Stuart in Beyond Therapy. 

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Catherine Behrens

Board Member, Secretary, Director, Acting Ensemble

Catherine has been an active Edge member since 2008. Recently, she created the role of Mrs. Hale in The Edge's production of TRIFLES by SUSAN GLASPELL which will be available to view for free on our YouTube channel starting on May 28, 2021! ​She will also be playing the role of The Woman in our fifth online theatrical production, INCOMPLETE, which will be available to view starting on June 25, 2021! Over the years, she has beautifully created the roles of Sister Aloysius in DOUBT A PARABLE, "Lamps" in TALKING WITH ... Lucille in VAMPIRE DREAMS, Ethel in ON GOLDEN POND, Miss Daisy in DRIVING MISS DAISY, and Miss Helen in THE ROAD TO MECCA. Catherine has directed and acted in numerous Edge Cafe Staged Readings. She is also the founder of The Hourglass Readers, which performs readings of classical works in abridged versions, and she has acted in or directed all of their productions.

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Jonathan Austin

Board Member, Member-at-Large, Director, Acting Ensemble

​Jon holds a BA in Theatre, an MFA in Acting, and a PhD in Theatre. He is one of the original founders of The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company. Jon is a huge fan of musical theatre, and his favorite roles have been as Tony in West Side Story and as Jesus in Godspell. In 2020, he and his wife received a grant from The Center for Latter-Day Saints Arts to write a play. He co-wrote and co-starred in that play for The Edge’s final online theatrical production of 2020, As He Is.

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Cynthia Austin

Advisor to the Board, Director, Acting Ensemble

Cynthia holds a BA in Music Education, an MFA in Acting, and a PhD in Theatre. She is one of the original founders of The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company. She founded and ran the theatre program at Southern Virginia University. In 2020, she and her husband received a grant from The Center for Latter-Day Saints Arts to write a play. She co-wrote and co-starred in that play for The Edge’s final online theatrical production of 2020, As He Is.

Kim Dupuis 

Founding Artistic Director, Director, Acting Ensemble

Kim holds an MFA in Acting (with a minor in directing) from the University of Florida and a BA in Psychology (with a minor in acting from Louisiana State University.  She has been directing, acting, and teaching theater classes professionally for the last 30+ years in different regions of the U.S.  Kim has directed and acted in over 90 plays over the course of her career, and she has directed and/or acted in 49 plays for the Edge.  Kim teaches acting, directing and other theater classes in her studio, Actor's Edge, and at various higher education institutions around New Hampshire.  She is the narrator and the voice of 33 different characters for the audio book, Haunted Louisiana, written by Christy Viviano. Kim has been the driving force of The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company since its inception in 1989 and throughout its years based in Keene, NH, then Atlanta, GA, and finally back again in Keene, NH in 2003.