John “Jape” Payette

The Director

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5′ 11″

Hair: Brown

Weight: 170 lbs

Vocal Range: Baritone / Base

Phone: (978) 879-9293



  • Newsies the Musical                             Co-Director                               Neverland Theatre
  • Peter Pan                                                5th Grade Play                          Witchcraft Heights Elementary, Salem
  • The Emporer’s New Clothes               5th Grade Play                         Witchcraft Heights Elementary, Salem
  • Pinocchio                                                 5th Grade Play                         Witchcraft Heights Elementary, Salem
  • Apostrophes’ & The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee     Gloucester High School Drama Advisor 2012 – 2013
  • Aladdin      Art Page Elementary School, W. Newbury
  • Murder on the Dance Floor         by Jape Payette       Comedy Mystery Interactive
  •  Narnia, the Musical                      by CS Lewis             Theatre of Light, Salem  
  • Fools                                              by Neil Simon            Manchester/ Essex Regional
  • Elves on Strike                               by Jape Payette         ArtSpace, Gloucester
  • Be Kind to Your Mother (Earth)      by Douglas Love       North Shore Performing Arts
  • The Trial of Susannah Martin         by Jape & Lynn Moulton    Delvena Theatre Co.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre     Various Scripts         Comedy Theatre Prod.
  • Children’s Theatre Various Scripts,      Various Schools        JapeScape Productions
  • Children’s Christmas Pageants      Saint Mel’s School    LaSallette Shrine
  • Hey Let’s Get Married                     by Mike Dubson,       Boston Center for the Arts
  • Summer Drama Director                 NS Community College Cape Ann YMCA
  • Private Acting Coach                     Various Children/Adults) JapeScape Productions
  • Drama TeacherDirector/ Productions Manager, Rockport School:
  • Instructor of middle school in developing creativity through voice and movement;
  • Additionally, served as the production manager for middle school plays
  • Director of the Middle School Drama Festival,  Rockport
  • Solstice School Drama Teacher/ Director, Rowley
  • Pre School Drama DirectorVarious Schools, Cape Ann, JapeScape Productions

                                        EDUCATION:      BA Theatre, Gordon College

  • Awarded Excellence in Dramatic Presentation, Gordon College
  • Early Childhood Growth & Development, NSCC
  • Acting in Films with TVI Actors Studio, NY
  • Scene Studies with Marc Clapton, Newburyport
  • On-Camera/Commercial Techniques w/ Carolyn Pickman: Collinge-Pickman Studio
  •  Private Acting/Audition Coach: Fran Weinberg
  •  Private Voice Technique/Vocal Coach: John O’Neil
  • Searching for the Stars Award Recipient, Firehouse Center, Newburyport


 SPECIAL SKILLS   Cartoon & Celebrity Imitations; Raise one eyebrow; Public Speaker; Stage Combat, Sing & Produce Original Songs—played on Radio: WCGY, WMWM, WDJM, WNSH (demo available);Production Co.: JapeScape Productions– Drama Teacher & Coach/Director/WorkshopsLive Interviews on TV: BATV, SATV, CTV, MCCTV; Published Children’s Book series“Jape The Grape Ape From Outer Space