Gail Marie Phaneuf

Gail Phaneuf holds a Master's Degree in Theater Education from Emerson College and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UMass Dartmouth.  Gail is a playwright, composer, producer and director.  Her teen musical, The Love Note Musical, had its rousing world premiere production at Curry College in April 2009. The Love Note Musical has gone on to enjoy an Off -Broadway run in NYC in 2014 and numerous subsequent US school, youth theatre and theatre camp productions.  The Love Note Musical is now published by Heuer Publishing. MONSTERS! A Midlife Musical Meltdown, is a collaboration with Broadway composer/lyricist Ernie Lijoi. The comic musical was named a finalist in the Rod Parker Playwriting Competition, kicking off early developmental readings in Boston and New York City with Broadway stars Cady Huffman, Joy Franz, Ann Harada and Andrea McArdle. MONSTERS! had its first full production at CentAstage in Boston.MONSTERS! was produced at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Maine, and was mounted in 2012 at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. Check out  MONSTERS! Is also published by Heuer Publishing.

Gail collaborated with award-winning Boston Globe journalist Beth Healy to write the screenplay KIPPY - Making it through the night, and it has been optioned for filming in 2016.  The screenplay is based on the life of Boston legend Kip Tiernan who started Rosie's Place, the first ever homeless shelter for women in the United States.  

Gail is a former president of the Boston Playwrights' Platform, where several of her plays were introduced. Her short play "Stop Requested" was awarded best play and best director at the Playwrights Platform' summer festival, and was published by Heuer Publishing in 2008. Games and Puzzles  and Lapse were produced by Image Theatre Co. for the Fem-Noire Festival and the Boston Theater Marathon. "Stop Requested" and her prickly Urban Gardens were produced by the South Camden Theatre Company in New Jersey. Urban Gardens was awarded best play at the Playwrights' Platform Summer Festival. Her play A Perfect Match and Lapse was produced at the ACME Winter New Works Festival. Her edgy political piece Random Selection was read at the Provincetown Theatre Company's Spring Playwrights Festival and was later performed at the Boston Theater Marathon and at Curry College and published in Belgium. Random Selection was published in Belgium in a collection of short plays by Boston playwrights. Her new work, Binding the Artful Dodger, had its world premiere at Curry College in 2009. 

As a director Gail has staged MONSTERS! at the Regent Theatre, Breakfast with Mary at the Deertrees Theatre Festival, Bat Boy the Musical and The Love Note Musical at Curry College, Harold Pinter's Betrayal in Boston. Other directing credits include Binding the Artful DodgerBaby with the Bathwater, Fallen StarSmoke"Stop Requested", ChoicesDancersThe New Frontier and Random Selection. She has appeared as an actor on New England stages for several years, including the role of Stevie in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? for the New Provincetown Players and as Anna in The Baltimore Waltz for The Provincetown Theatre Co. She also appeared in the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, as Viola Shields in The One Exception and in the fall of 2016 she will once again be back on stage in Small Craft Warnings.

Gail is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She Playwright in Residence and a Senior Lecturer at Curry College where she teaches scriptwriting and sound design and the Freshman Inquiry class. Gail directs and produces the New Plays Festivals at Curry with student written plays. or visit

Gail Marie Phaneuf

Name: Gail Phaneuf

Department: Communication

Title: Senior Lecturer

Phone: (617)333-2143

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