The Greece Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Janine Mercandetti, features professional local performers of all ages in a variety of theatre genres. The company partners with the other GPAS groups to enhance each theatrical production. Auditions are open to the public and rehearsals are held in Greece.
Janine Mercandetti (Artistic Director) is thrilled to be putting her directing hat back on and to work with GPAS for the first time after co-directing the smash-hit production of Assassins last fall at Blackfriars Theatre! Also for Blackfriars, Janine directed Why I Love You and the 24 Hour Musical Theatre Festival. Janine was named Best Director and Best Actress for her interpretation of and performance in Watermelon Boats at the Genesee Theatre Festival. Janine’s extensive professional career as an actress, singer, dancer, director and choreographer has taken her all over the country to cities such as NYC, LA and Chicago. Select favorite performance credits include Lynette at 3 a.m. (Lynette) at the Goodman Theatre, Parade (Lucille Frank) and The Last Five Years (Cathy) both at JCC CenterStage and Boeing Boeing (Gabriella) at Blackfriars Theatre. Janine’s one woman show, Janine Mercandetti: Out of Costume, made its premiere to rave reviews at JCC CenterStage. The show returned for the 2016 Rochester Fringe Festival at Blackfriars Theatre and became a critics choice for “must see shows” of the festival. Janine earned her BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama conservatory acting program at DePaul University. She studied classical voice at the Eastman School of Music. To learn more about Janine, please visit her website at www.janinemercandetti.com!