NJ Thespians – Makeup Design
Jeanne Turpault is a senior at Hopewell Valley Central High School. She has been working professionally as a makeup artist for a little over a year, and last year, her makeup designs for her school’s production of CHICAGO received a Papermill Playhouse Awards nomination. Throughout high school, she has been involved primarily in the band program, as the lead drum major for the HV Marching black and gold, a part of the jazz band, pit orchestra, orchestra, symphonic band, and Indoor Percussion ensembles. Although her interest in music is very important to her, she still is a part of the theater program as head of the makeup department. She has contributed her designs to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, CHICAGO, Clue, and Cinderella.
Her post-high school plans involve attending Northeastern University and studying abroad in Greece during the 2020 school year. She is extremely honored to have been chosen for such a prestigious award and is very excited to continue to improve her makeup and design skills in the
future. She’d like to thank her director Ms. Rochon for all of her constant support in this process, and the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education organization for this amazing opportunity.