Nora has over 30 years of management experience in non-profit, corporate, and public/private sectors with leadership roles in Business Development, Marketing & Communications, and Project Management. A long-term resident in Europe, yet a MA native, Nora launched her professional career in London – where she developed and implemented a successful Thames-side retail & restaurant strategy for Sir Terence Conran. Moving on to Paris, she was part of the opening team for Disneyland Resort Paris – responsible for the menu development of 27 themed restaurants and subsequently developed and managed a Creative Services department. Following her position with Disneyland Paris, Nora joined the Hotel Ritz in Paris as Marketing & Communications Director before returning stateside as the Director of the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for five years. Other culinary adventures include the establishment of the non-profit Bocuse d’Or USA organization with chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jerome Bocuse and she served as the Executive Director of the Boston Public Market Association, collaborating with the Board of Trustees to develop the business plan for the emerging year-round farmer’s market in the Haymarket district. Nora has been with the Cape Playhouse since 2019 and feels that she has come full-circle since her childhood summers in Eastham. Nora has an MBA and a professional French Culinary Diploma. She is bilingual in English and French and the author of several cookbooks, including the award-winning Perfect Preserves and a successful fundraising volume for the UK Pancreatic Research Fund.
Guest Artistic Director
A director, writer and actor who has been contributing to the Cape Playhouse stage on numerous occasions during the past twenty years; directing such shows as My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Million Dollar Quartet, Clue, The Foreigner and Once. He’s also been seen on the Playhouse stage as an actor in Boeing Boeing, Lend Me A Tenor, and Moon Over Buffalo. In 2018, he was named “Director of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal for his productions of 42nd Street at the Bucks County Playhouse; The Drowsy Chaperone at the Goodspeed Opera House; and the The Other Josh Cohen which premiered off-Broadway at the Westside Theater in NYC.
Hunter was formerly the Artistic Director for the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY where he directed Rent, God of Carnage and A Syracuse Christmas Carol; and was an Artistic Associate for the Bucks County Playhouse where he directed Company, Guys & Dolls, Clue, Summer of ‘42, National Pastime, It’s A Wonderful Life, Buddy Holly, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas and the Rocky Horror Show. He also has a long history with Theatre Aspen, where he has directed Our Town, Rock of Ages, Guys & Dolls, Jersey Boys and The Crossword Play.
As an actor, Hunter has performed on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors (Tony Nomination), The Producers, Urinetown, Les Miserables, Grease, Hands On A Hardbody, The Bridges of Madison County, King David, Footloose and Million Dollar Quartet; and was most recently seen as Clark Griswold in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical, “The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation.”
He has also directed and acted in theaters across the country such as the La Jolla Playhouse, the Guthrie, Paper Mill Playhouse, the Ogunquit Playhouse, the Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Geva theatre and the 5th Avenue theatre in Seattle.
He is also the co-creator and writer of the play adaptation of Clue, which has become one of the most produced plays in the country. He directed its premier at the Playhouse in 2018. His other writing credits include two off-Broadway musicals, Summer of ‘42 (Outer Critic Circle nomination) and Jasper In Deadland. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s musical theatre program.
Production Apprentices & Interns
The Playhouse has long been a training ground for emerging artisans by providing professional experience before starting their careers.
The following individuals were accepted into our esteemed apprentice and internship program from hundreds of applicants.
Board of Trustees
William W. Templeton
John T. Yunits, Jr.