About Us

Edie Avioli, Artistic Director, Playwright

Edie Avioli, Artistic Director of Edie’s Fairytale Theatre (2014-present) is an accomplished and awa

Edie Avioli, Artistic Director of Edie’s Fairytale Theatre (2014-present) is an accomplished and award- winning playwright, actress, director and teacher. She has served as Performing Arts Director at Andrews Academy Summer Camp in St. Louis (2014-2019) and Producing Director of Black Cat Theatre/OFF The CUFF and its children’s program, Piwacket Theatre for Children (1989-2014). Edie is Co-Writer of Edie’s Fairytales (20 plays highlighting character education). Edie’s Children’s Theatre has toured NYC, NJ, SC, MO, IL, CO the past 25 years reaching over 600,000 children. Edie and her husband Scott also have a library of original plays; fairytales, mysteries and histories. A complete listing is on our website, ediesfairytaletheatre.com. BFA, Boston University. Post Graduate, Drama Studio, London. 

Scott Sears, Executive Director, Playwright

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Scott Sears, Executive Director of Edie’s Fairytale Theatre (EFT) Scott is an accomplished actor, director and playwright. Scott is currently working with his partner Edie to create a non-profit educational organization which will focus on using EFT programs in school to enrich curriculum and improve public speaking, social awareness, and literacy skills. Scott is the former Artistic Director of Black Cat Theatre, Producing Director of Piwacket Theatre for Children and Executive Director of Off the Cuff Productions and Bohicket Repertory, Co-author of Edie’s Fairytale Theatre 20 Musicals and Edie’s Studio of 50 plays for children. Scott is working with Edie on a new book, CREATING CHILDREN’S THEATRE. BFA, Boston University, Post graduate degree Drama Studio London, Masters in Arts Management and Leadership Webster University. 

Christopher Sears, Musical Director

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Christopher Sears, Company Member and New York City based actor/musician recently appeared Off- Broadway in Gently Down the Stream at The Public with Harvey Fierstein; The Harvest at LCT3 Stupid Fu**ing Bird at The Pearl; London Wall at The Mint Theatre. His regional credits include Only Yesterday at Northern Stage, One Man, Two Guvnors at Pioneer Theatre Company; Third at Two River Theatre; Lord of the Flies at Barrington Stage Co. Film: Simple Little Lives, The Wisdom Tooth. TV: Royal Pains, The Michael J. Fox Show, Law & Order: SVU. Christopher is the musical composer and songwriter for Edie’s Fairytale Theatre and featured artist in WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL OF SONG Spring 2019. Rutgers BFA.