In Memoriam

This special page is to remember those who have made an indelible impression on NSCP, but have left us too soon…

Sheila Bouchard, was an artist, a friend, a faithful volunteer and an all round special lady to Not So Common Players and the theater community. Sheila Bouchard, a creative part of many NSCP productions passed away suddenly on February 10, 2012 from complications of chronic lymphatic leukemia, a disease that many didn’t even know that she was battling for the last several years. Sheila’s dedication to theater was evidenced primarily backstage, lending her creativity to makeup and hair execution, dressing, occasional prop repair and creation, costume repair and more. Sheila was a Special Education teacher and she will be remembered for the wonderful and loving stories that she always told about her teaching experiences with the kids that she loved. She had a tremendous ability to listen and bring positive thoughts into any stressful situation back stage or in the makeup room. We said our final good bye to Sheila on Valentine’s Day…how appropriate…Sheila, we love you and will miss you

Doug deLisle, the stellar performer, director, critic, arts editor and generally fabulous individual, peacefully left this world on February 1, 2008. He was 62 years young. We shall be eternally grateful to Doug for being a true supporter of the Not So Common Players over the years. He directed our very popular shows “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Little Mary Sunshine.” Doug was a true gentleman and we will miss him dearly.

Colin McCarty, who played the Baker in our Summer 2006 production, “Into the Woods,” died suddenly on February 6, 2008, just a few months’ shy of his 50th birthday. Colin was a gifted thespian who appeared in many productions around the Capital District. Both he and his partner, Tom Heckert, have been wonderful friends of NSCP. We will truly miss Colin’s wit and amazing talent.

Eugene Kosavarich, who rehearsed for weeks as Mr. Green in “Clue, the Musical” (Fall 2009), sadly passed away 2 weeks prior to the opening of the show. Eugene is remembered fondly by many local thespians, especially friends at RPI with whom he performed many shows. He will be missed by NSCP.