Douglas Eaton (Artistic Director) - With a BA degree in acting and speech from Emerson College, Doug Eaton has worked in many theatres over the years, acting and directing in Boston, Vermont and NJ. Doug comes to Watchung Hills HS with a strong background in theatre, scenic design and film. As the theatre and cinema instructor here, Doug teaches Acting Workshop, Intro the Theatre, Theatre Production and Cinema Studies. An avid cineaste, Mr. Eaton also directs movies having several of his films appear in local film festivals. As a teacher, Doug motivates his students by conveying his own enthusiasm for the subject and believes that students should have a hands-on approach to theatrical arts and apply what they have learned not only to theatre, but to all aspects of life.
Angela DiIorio (Supervising Musical Direction) - The 2012-2013 season marks Ms. DiIorio’s second year teaching / musically directing at WHRHS (directing both the pit orchestra and vocals). Prior to arriving at Watchung Hills, Ms. DiIorio spent two years at South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville, N.J. teaching music and directing shows and concerts.As a WHRHS alumni, she is delighted to be back home at The Hills. Ms. DiIorio received bachelor’s degrees in both music education and piano performance from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. and has performed at many venues including Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education at The College of New Jersey. In addition to teaching choir at WHRHS, Angela is the founder of “DiIorio Music”, a private music studio which offers individual instruction in both piano and voice.
Dianne Krutz - Finance, Grants Manager, Marketing, Publicity, Ticketing Services
Gail DeCicco - Costume Manager
Chris Valenti - Technical Director