John (“Jape”) Payette

Phone (978) 879-9293               

Objective:                     To offer my proven communication, interpersonal and organizational                                           skills and creativity in a professional setting.


                                     *B.A. Theatre Arts: Gordon College

1982-1986                      {Excellence Award in Dramatic Presentation}

2006                                       *Early Childhood Growth & Development North Shore Comm. College

1986-present                  *Various Actors’ Workshops: {Voice, Commercial and Scene Training.}

  •   Acting in Films with TVI Actors Studio, NY
  •   Scene Studies with Marc Clapton, Newburyport
  •   On-Camera & Commercial Techniques: Collinge-Pickman Studios, Boston
  •    Private Acting/Audition Coach: Fran Weinberg
  •    Private Voice Technique/Vocal Coach: John O’Neil
  •    Searching for the Stars Award Recipient, Firehouse Center, Newburyport

1997   Insight Boston: Intensive course in personal growth and empowerment.

Experience:                  JapeScape Productions, Drama Workshops & Historical Characters 2003-Present                        Acting for YoungStars, Gloucester: Self-employed as 1) DramaTeacher                                        2) Writer/ Performer in school assemblies in MA, NH & Maine. 

  • Drama/Music Teacher for PreschoolsAnnisquam, St. Mel’s, Happy Day,  Essex Ave,  Hartz Street, Majestic Harbor, Gloucester & Rowley;  Sandy Bay and Lighthouse, Rockport, Woodland Place
  •  After School/ Vacation Drama Teacher, Gloucester, Danvers, Ipswich, Peabody, West   Newbury, Hamilton/Wenham, Marblehead, Salem, Manchester
  •  Summer Drama Workshops: Art Harbor; Rockport Youth Commission; CABI
  •  Summer of Discovery & Acting for Anyone, North Shore Community College
  •  Other Drama Workshops & Private Coaching: Cub Scouts; Birthday Parties; Hamilton/ Wenham Community Center; Solstice High School, Rowley
  •  Director of Manchester Essex Regional Middle School Play
  •  Director Comedy Dinner Show written by Jape      


2000-2003                     Drama Teacher/ Director/ Productions Manager, Rockport School      

Instructor of middle school students in developing creativity through voice and movement; additionally, served as the production manager for middle school plays and director of the middle school drama festival


2000-2002                     After School Drama Workshop Facilitator, Rockport Public Schools

Designed and taught various drama workshops to elementary and middle and high school students, & adults with Directed Performances


1999-2002                     Teacher’s Assistant:  1) Middle School   &   2) Head Start Program

                                                 Serve the special needs department as a one-on-one teacher/ tutor.


2000-2002                     1) Site Director YMCA After School Program, Rockport, MA

Directed recreational program for school-aged children; supervised junior counselors; instituted enrichment activities to teach communication, social skills, character development and self-esteem.

2) Summer Drama Specialist YMCA Camp Spindrift, Gloucester, MA              

1986-Present                 Professional Actor: Performed professionally for several dramatic

                                                production companies of stage, radio, film and television.


Skills:                          Highly organized; oral & written communications, public speaking,

                                    voice-overs, singer/songwriter, author & public relations/ promotion.

                                                    *References Available upon Request