Christopher Silva Memorial Scholarship Fund

Chris Silvia was our beloved Technical Director from 2013 – 2016. Chris created beautiful sets for our productions, he carefully crafted our costumes, and he worked countless hours on every Newport Children’s Theatre production. His contributions, however, were not limited to our own productions. Chris also designed our shows' playbills and advertisements, and he devoted additional time serving as a dedicated trustee on our Board. The most wonderful gift he gave us was passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm through teaching numerous children set design and building skills. His energy was boundless and contagious, and he will remain forever in our hearts. This fund was created to commemorate his life and to continue his legacy of love for theatre.

The Christopher Silvia Memorial Scholarship Fund will help NCT provide additional educational programs aimed at students interested in all aspects of technical theatre. In addition, as the fund grows, the Scholarship Fund will help financially support a chosen high school senior on an annual basis who wishes to pursue theatre arts in college.

We Love you Chris!

You will be with your NCT Family always!

Christopher Silvia


Technical Director

star messages

Star Messages are messages to your actor that will appear in the show's program. They are a great, fun way to support your actor!

Small Star - $10

1/4 Page Star - $25

1/2 page Star - $50

Full Page Star - $100

Please fill out the form below to provide the necessary details for your star message. You may then make your selection to pay. 

NCT gift certificates now available for your favorite actor!

Gift certificates may be used towards educational programs, camps, workshops, or production fees. 

Gift certificates are available in increments of $25 - purchase as many as you like to reach your desired amount. Certificate(s) will be mailed upon payment. For other amounts, or for questions, contact Tara Gnolfo at

Program Ads

At NCT, our mission is to enrich the lives of young people by offering opportunities in the performing arts that engender self-confidence, inspire both individual expression and ensemble teamwork, encouraging community outreach thought quality theatrical productions for families. We thank you for supporting our efforts and contributions to the community! Black/White Ad space in our program is available. The ad you place will be seen by each of the four audiences during our performance weekend at the Casino Theater.

1/4 Page (3x2) - $25

1/2 page (5x4) - $50

Full Page (5x8) - $100

Please fill out the form below to provide the necessary details for your ad. You may then make your selection to pay. All images should be emailed ASAP to Please write [Your Business] Program Ad in the email's subject line.