New Britain resident's play will be part of Newington Children's Theatre Company Act Out series

Published on Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:10
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEWINGTON – New Britain resident Shaelyn Killoh’s new one-act play, Something Strange About Jane, will come to life as part of the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s Act out 2021 series.

There will be weekly classes for the show starting Monday, Sept. 27 from 4:45-6:15 p.m. Classes will run each Monday through November 8.

“These shows are a great opportunity for kids that are just getting started in theatre because we focus on teaching them the basics and getting them comfortable with being on stage,” Killoh said.

The production is a tribute to Killoh’s love for animals. She is a Vet Tech in her day job and has always had a passion for animals.

“This show is about a zookeeper, a villain, and what might happen if animals could talk back,” Killoh said.

The Act Out programs sparked Killoh’s collaborative writing of shows with Justin Killoh, her husband.

“We realized that the scripts we were using for Act Outs weren’t always perfect for the group of kids that signed up for them,” she said.

Killoh grew up in Somers and her introduction into the theatre world was in middle school. While attending college at UConn she founded and ran Page to Stage, a theatre organization where she produced and acted in several shows. She also co-founded Standing Room Only, a theatre organization in Somers geared toward children. Following graduation, she moved to New Britain with Justin and started co-directing Act Out productions at NCTC.

The final performance of Act Out: Something Strange About Jane will take place at an outside venue on Saturday, Nov. 13 at a location to be determined.

Kids ages 8 and up are encouraged to enroll. No experience necessary but registration is required.

To register, or for more info, visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Newington on Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:10. Updated: Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:13.