Jen Davis and Bob Nicoll bring their teaching and music together to create fun, engaging theatrical experiences.
Jen Davis is a licensed ESL School Teacher in the Framingham Public Schools. She received her Masters in Education from Lesley University in 2001 where she participated in the Creative Arts in Learning Program. Before moving to Upton, she worked for the Cambridge Performance Project and taught drama in the Cambridge Public Schools. Her experience in teaching drama spans across a broad range from working with preschoolers, elementary, and middle school aged kids' to immigrant children from around the world to adolescents in a psychiatric unit in Worcester State Hospital. She founded the Upton Recreation Commission's Youth Theater Program in 2007 where she has been the Theater Director ever since. She has traveled all around the world and lived in South America in the early 90's. She speaks fluent Spanish and is currently enrolled in the Collaborative for Educational Services where she is taking graduate classes.
Bob Nicoll has always had a passion for music and has been composing, playing, and performing music for decades. He and Jen produce an original musical every summer for The Upton Recreation Commission. He has written music for various theaters in Boston, such as the Lyric Stage and The Boston Center for the Arts as well as more local theaters including Enter Stage Left in Hopkinton, MA and Miscoe Hill Middle School Theater in Mendon, Ma. He is the music director at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Grafton MA.. He runs youth rock bands, teaches piano, guitar and bass to all ages. He is the pianist in the jazz band "Double Take", where they play Bob's original songs as well as jazz standards. He has a B.S. in Elementary Education/Music from S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz and attended Berklee College of Music in 1981.