Our Season 35 Team
We turned 35 in 2023!!!
As of 2020, Daedream has lived in 5 decades!
We are a full theater company housed currently at Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School in the Westville area of New Haven, Connecticut.
Now turning 36 this year, the group was founded by Ms. Kim Francis at Lincoln Bassett Community School in 1988, under the administrative leadership of Dr. Verdell Roberts.
Our focus is character building through the arts with instruction in dance, theater and vocal performance. We complete a full original musical each year, utilizing the talents of our cast and mentors, ages 5 to 25, in a fun, culminating family-friendly event.
Save the Dates:
Kimberly A. Francis: Creative Director, CEO and Founder
Program Directors: Ronald Dorsey, Jevaughn Henry,
Marlon Harris, Gillian D'Costa
Lori Brigham, Nancy E. Todd: Executive Costume Directors
Xena D'Costa: Costume Design Intern
2023-2024 Mentor Team: Yazim Alicea, Taraji Carter-Gore, Maria Cervantes, Raul Saucedo, Aaliyah Jones, Sharye Martindale, Mariah Moore, Krystal Myers, Hiram Rivera, Deandre Ward and Sage Williams, with Interns Christina Forbes, Heaven McCrea-Brown, Jeniya Henry, Nate Brown and Theo Brown.
Benjamin Croll: Program Technical Director and Director of Social Media
Noah Potasz: Executive Stage Manager
William Slusky: Technical Advisor
Our Technical Crew: John Tlacomulco, Zane Cris Hernandez, and Jordan Lewis
Fundraising Chairperson: Stacy Wilkin
Parent Team (still growing and TBD for this season): Nancy Aronsen, Simone Minichino, Rose Corporal, Rigo Alicea, Yasmin Alicea, Yvonne Ford, Mary Ruiz, Haley Vincent, Audy Martinez, Pedro Lopez, Ann Marie Lewis, Kerry Ann Daley....and more to be announced for this season!