MEET OUR STAFF!
BLP is so proud of the staff that we assemble each summer. Each member is a force of talent, energy and all around awesome people. Most have worked with each other for years, both at BLP and with other organizations and collaborate well with each other. Our staff are people who help our students excel, expect artistic excellence and also love to have fun!
Artistic Director- Snoopy, Rent, Frozen Jr, Amelie
founded Broken Leg Productions in 2017. Schuler’s love of theater and passion to share the arts through performance, direction and education has brought this long-desired idea into fruition.
Adam is currently the stage director for Melrose Public Schools at the middle and high school level. His work in Melrose have brought the program many awards and accolades including over 30 METG Musical nominations for Melrose Drama. The growth and continued success of this program have been a huge guiding force in bringing this endeavor to life as well. Credits with Melrose Drama include Evita, Les Misérables, Once On This Island, Tarzan, Elf Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr. and Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Laramie Cycle, Twelfth Night, Noises Off!, Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, and Oliver!
Additionally, Schuler spent seven summers as artistic director of Wakefield Repertory Youth Theater. Credits with WRYT include DASH award nominated productions of Seussical, Peter Pan, and My Son Pinocchio. Other productions with WRYT include Shrek, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, The Prince and The Pauper, and Willy Wonka.
Other directing credits include Sister Act, The Light in the Piazza, The Drowsy Chaperone, Once Upon A Mattress and She Loves Me, as well as The Wizard Of Oz (DASH nominee), Curtains and Little by Little (EMACT nomination for best director & production), Hay Fever, Laugh In!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Quazimodo.
Schuler studied theatre at Johnson State College and Adelphi University.
Production Manager- Snoopy, Rent, Frozen Jr, Amelie
Ali Butts is very excited to be returning for her second summer as Production Manager for BLP, a role she held for all four of last summer’s shows as well! A rising Junior at UMASS Amherst, Ali is a Theatre and Communications double major with a double minor in Education and Arts Management. With multiple years of experience as a Production Manager and camp counselor, Ali is ready to take on our summer programming! In addition to her administration focused tasks, Ali is a hands on team member, jumping into games, educating the students on artistic aspects of theatre, and more. She is looking forward to a summer of great people, great theatre, and fun!
BECCA FLINT has been an active force in the creation of BLP. Serving as choreographer for our inaugural production of Aida in the Summer of 2017. Since then she has been a production assistant, choreographer, stage manager and constant friend to Broken Leg. Becca is an award-winning choreographer and stage manager, and brings 15 years of experience in theatre education to her work with BLP, including 8 years as choreographer and production assistant with Wakefield High’s drama program and, most recently, 6 years as choreographer and production assistant with Melrose Drama. She has worked regularly with Adam since 2010 on educational, community, and professional theatrical productions. Becca earned her Bachelors degree in Middle School Education and English from Lesley University, her MA and MAT degrees in English from Salem State, and she has been employed as an English teacher at Northeast Metro Tech for the past 12 years.