Founders/ Board Members
Co-Founder, Executive Director (2012)
Jennifer Warwick is thrilled that Girls Nite Out Productions is a now reality and not a dream! She played the role of M ‘Lynn Eatenton in GNOP’s 2010 inaugural production of Steel Magnolias and produced The Hallelujah Girls Girls in 2011. Jennifer has performed from Middlebury to Stowe playing various roles: Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Mama Morton in Chicago, Asaka in Once on this Island, Domina in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum and held featured roles in A-My Name is Alice and Smokey Joe’s Café, to name a few. Jennifer is a native New Yorker and holds a BA in Theater from Marymount Manhattan College and lives in Shelburne with her husband Eric and two children.
Co-Founder, Chair of the Board
Janet has been performing for as long as she’s been alive; it’s in her blood. At age 6, she recited an A.A. Milne poem for her classmates; with her sister she sang and performed at family gatherings throughout her childhood (and still does). In high school, Janet performed in musicals and choral groups and then went on hiatus during the late ’60’s and early 70’s during college and graduate school. She resumed performing in Los Angeles from 1975-1992–with the music/comedy team of Fink & Grippo and in community theater in Santa Monica, studying improvisation with actor Lee Garlington, singing in the L.A. Women’s Community Chorus and in an all-girl rock n’ roll band, The Cherry Cokes before moving to Vermont in 1992. Janet has been seen in seven Lyric Theatre musicals–most memorably as the Mayor of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz. Community theater appearances include Jake’s Women, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Crossing Delancey, and, in the spring of 2014, Memory Palace by local playwright Maura Campbell as part of the Full Circle Festival on Aging. She brought the beloved character Ouiser Boudreaux to life in GNOP’s inaugural production of Steel Magnolias, followed by Mavis Flowers in The Hallelujah Girls, and Toni in The Family of Ewe. A native Jersey girl, Janet received a degree in P.R. and an M.Ed. from Boston University before moving to L.A. in 1975 to become a carpenter. She currently resides in Burlington and will continue to put her love of performing and her business skills to use on behalf of GNOP.
Ann Vivian earned Architecture and Fine Arts degrees from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a past-president of AIA/Vermont.
Ms. Vivian has designed many wonderful spaces for worship, meditation and reflection in Vermont and the eastern U.S. Her work with residential and institutional clients reflects her ability to define their needs and realize their dreams in physical space through texture, light and volume. Through Ann’s guidance, her architectural firm, GVV Architects (Guillot-Vivian-Viehmann), has won historic preservation awards for an addition to the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington, Trinity Church renovations in Shelburne, Vermont, First Congregational Church Restoration in Burlington, and an AIA Design Award for a new office space project.
In the last decade she has discovered the joy, challenge, and reward of designing for theater. She designed the sets for Girls Nite Out productions of Steel Magnolias, The Hallelujah Girls and The Family of Ewe at the Black Box Theater, and a number of sets for Lyric Theatre productions on the Flynn Main Stage, including Guys and Dolls, Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, and Hairspray.
Ann is a member of AIA Vermont and Preservation Burlington. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, and was a long-time member of the Burlington Design Review Board, serving as its Chair for five years.
She and her husband are long-time Burlington residents. They raised two sons here, and continue to thrive on the vitality of the arts in this wonderful City. Ann is happy to help Girls Nite Out Productions blossom and flourish in the years to come.
A Vermont resident since 1990, Sarah Harrington’s love of Vermont and its communities changed her 5-year plan to 25 years. In 2000, after 15 years as a graphic designer and marketing directing in the advertising and printing industry, Sarah turned her interest in homes and the building process into a career and became a licensed Realtor. Since 2000, she has had the honor of working with over 600 buyers and sellers in the greater Burlington area.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in starting her own business, Sarah formed Sarah Harrington Real Estate in 2007. She currently has an amazing team of 3 agents working with her under the Keller Williams Realty (KW Vermont) umbrella. From 2006-2013 she served on the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors and the Vermont Realtors Board of Directors; in 2008, Sarah served as the board President. A very rewarding experience, it provided her with a perspective and overview of the real estate industry as a national community of professionals and further instilled the importance of belonging to this organization and serving its members on a local level.
Sarah currently resides in Richmond with her spouse Kate and their 4-year old English Springer Spaniel, Emmy Lu (yes, she’s named after Emmylou Harris!). When she’s not showing property or listing a home, Sarah spends time with Kate on Lake Champlain paddle boarding and boating, traveling abroad, hiking with their dog and enjoying all the cultural events and restaurants this wonderful area offers.
Elizabeth Conlon, also called Betsy, Mamie, and Honey (by husband Bob who jokes about remembering names) was born in Winooski on January 30th but she’ll never tell you what year. She is the loving wife of husband Bob, daughter Nora Conlon Pemberton, son-in-law Evan (aka Evan from Heaven), grandchildren Paige and Conlon. Her Top Five Accomplishments are teaching middle school for forty-five years, co-author of ten teacher-resource books, cast member in GNOP’s second production, The Hallelujah Girls, breast cancer survivor and my family, all amazing and talented people.
Her personal motto is “Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving!” (Auntie Mame), her personal vision is a cheerleader and her favorite word is joy (enthusiasm and hope being close runners up). She likes family gatherings, the ocean, wine country, anything French, jewelry, a well-written book, and chocolate! She dislikes exercise (she walks), winter driving, watches (Does anybody really know what time it is?), and, of course, technology.
When Betsy grows up she wants to be a Broadway Baby! She’d love to sing and dance my way into people’s hearts. Besty says, “In a nutshell, c’est moi, honored to be asked to serve on the board of Girls Nite Out Productions!”
Kathy earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology in 1997, where she studied the immunology of Lyme disease. Since then, she has worked in many different jobs, including doing some of the first bioinformatics work on the DNA sequences from the Human Genome Project. She is currently pursuing her passion for teaching as a full-time Science professor at Champlain College in Burlington, where she is known as “Dr. K”. Kathy fell in love with Vermont the first time she visited in the late 1980s and has made the state her home since 1998. She has three major loves in her life – her family, science, and theatre. She has been in several shows in Burlington and made her GNOP debut in a The Family of Ewe as Jen, who helped her come to terms with her fear of animal print clothing. She and her husband Phil and two (mostly grown) children continue to be involved in and support the Vermont theatre community. Kathy is honored to be part of the GNOP Board and the opportunity to work with all of the incredible women associated with GNOP.
Says Heidi: I love theater. I have finally realized that I am most joyful when I am in and around theater. I love the creativity, the authenticity, the feeling of living on the edge, the fun and the courage that it takes to show up so vulnerably.
Girl’s Nite Out produces great theater. I love the mission, the people, the product and the opportunity it offers to women of all ages.
I feel most alive when I’m performing. It offers a platform where we can lower our inhibitions and let it all hang out. It offers a place for people to come together to create something wonderful. Every person is essential to its success, which gives meaning, purpose and power to everyone involved. Two of my most amazing theatrical experiences were playing Bombalurina in Cats and Hannah in The Family of Ewe, produced by GNOP. I am honored to be a part of GNOP’s ever expanding journey.