“Through the Door”
A Medium’s Near-Death Experience
A Stage Reading & Channeling Event
Coming to the Arctic Playhouse
November 24 – 25, 2018
This event is not to be missed! From the story of one medium’s viewpoint of what happened the day he died to the moment he returns into his body is a scene setter! Now the audience is ready to receive messages from spirit…from loved ones. Roland Comtois will be showcasing his signature Purple Papers with the audience as only he can do.
Open your mind & Step through the door!
Roland Comtois is an internationally acclaimed spiritual medium. A communicator. A messenger of words to bring hope and inspiration to those who may feel broken-hearted or who may be experiencing loss.
Roland Comtois is a story teller. Is there more beyond this life? Roland takes you on a journey through the door to the afterlife in a stage reading of his near-death experience.
Roland Comtois is a connector reuniting departed loved ones with those still on this earth. Is there a message for you? In the second part of the event, Roland will use his very real ability to hear heartfelt messages and deliver the messages to the intended audience members.
Roland Comtois / Written, Performed & Executive Producer
Roland Comtois is an acclaimed inspirational speaker, spiritual medium and radio show host. He is the author of two books And Then There Was Heaven, 16 Minutes, and the co-author of 365 Days of Angel Prayers. Roland is currently under contract with Llewellyn Worldwide for his new book about the Purple Papers coming out in 2019. Roland is the Executive Producer and star of his one-man stage production Heaven the Experience. Roland is a professional healer and spiritual medium with over 30 years’ experience as a gerontology nurse, Reiki Master, metaphysical teacher and grief specialist. His expertise extends from the physical to the spiritual, as he shares healing modalities and messages that nurture and balance mind, body and soul. His mission is to help people find comfort in life in spite of loss, show them how to move beyond grief with love and hope and to pass on the message that heaven and eternal love are real and always close at hand. He is the founder of the Living Beyond Loss Expo, now in its 11th year. His work is currently sought after by television production companies eager to showcase his signature Purple Papers.
Steve Lupo / Producer
From the early age of 7 Steve began to study, guitar, drums and piano. With enthusiastic encouragement from his father he was able to join his first professional band at the age of 9, performing from elementary school through college at local night clubs, arenas and television! Upon his completion of music study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Steve went on to travel nationally and internationally with several Vegas Show Bands. He opened for such acts as The Guess Who, The Brooklyn Bridge, Sha Na Na The Temptations, Maureen McGovern, and Tavares. He also performed with The Fifth Dimension and Teen Pop Idol, Bobby Rydell.
Continuing study led Steve to song writing, arranging, composing and engineering for local artists, bands, filmmakers and productions as well as being the musical director for legendary artist and Hall of Fame recipient, Gerry Granahan. As a founding member of TalkStreamRadio, an internet podcasting station with shows ranging from healthcare to psychic mediums, Steve used his production skills for show ideas, original music for commercials, theme songs and meditation CDs. Heaven the Experience is a culmination of his love for film score and his ability to take another’s vision and put it to music.
Diane realized her love of theater and music at a very early age. Having studied Acting at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI and attending the RI Governors School for the Gifted and Talented, she soon realized this was to be her path. Her professional career began at the early age of 14, performing tributes to Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald in local nightclubs. From there she went on to perform nationally and internationally with her own Vegas Show Band, ‘Fancy Colours’ featuring tributes to Bette, Liza and Tina. Her studies with Vocal Specialists, Maestro Gian Carlo Menottie, (Carnegie Hall, NY), Dante Pavone, Boston, MA, and Marty Lawrence, NY, helped her endure years of vigorous physical and vocal performance. Several careers and one child later, she is now a Reiki Master Teacher who enjoys teaching breathing and vocal techniques to her Voice and Reiki students. She is also the Producer/Host/Owner of Talkstreamradio.com, an internet radio station giving a voice to healers, artists, authors, entrepreneurs and life enthusiasts.
Heaven the Experience has been the perfect production to combine her love for music with her spirituality as well as working with the two very talented and very loved men in her life, Steven and Michael Lupo. She and her family currently reside in Rhode Island.
Bryan M. Sawyer / Production Manager
Bryan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Mr. Sawyer was born in Tarrytown, New York and grew up in Lake Zurich, Illinois with a passion for the arts which included professional classical vocal training, acting and technical theatrical production. Bryan received a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University in 2005 while at the same time interned with the famed art installation Waterfire Providence, implementing a number of volunteer and event initiatives working his way up to Director of Special Events.
Currently, Mr. Sawyer specializes in technical theater production, design and management, as well as, large scale event production management and design. He is the lead producer of the Annual Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life event that happens in Providence, Rhode Island each October. He is currently the Director of Administration & Events for the esteemed Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation merging his passions of theatre and events with his passion for volunteer work. A 2013 “Partner in the Arts” award winner from the State Ballet of Rhode Island, Bryan is currently a board member with the Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick, Rhode Island.