Westport, N.Y. – The Depot Theatre in Westport, N.Y., is pleased to announce its new management team.
Erin Harrington accepted the role of the Depot’s new Business Manager in March, and has hit the ground running ever since. Erin is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a dual degree in theatre and English, with a focus on the study of dramaturgy. Erin’s ten minute play “Individual Toes” was produced this past summer at Unboxed Voices in New York City and at 20% Theatre in Chicago.
Originally from the Adirondacks, Erin brings business acumen to the position with experience as a resort campground manager in the Lake George region. “It’s great to be able to work in my field in the Adirondacks, where I grew up,” said Harrington. “I’m very much looking forward to combining my business talent with my passion for theatre at one of the region’s most enduring cultural institutions.”
Popular and accomplished actor and director Jonathan Hadley returns this summer as Interim Producing Director. Jonathan, from New York City, is no stranger to Westport, having performed and worked at the Theatre, including last summer when he took both the role as Interim Producing Director and star of the main stage show “Pete & Keely.”
Hadley most recently appeared on Broadway as “Bob Crewe” in the hit musical Jersey Boys, a role he then played for five years on the First National U.S. Tour, as well as in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. He was previously seen on Broadway as Marvin Hamlisch and Michael Bennett in A Class Act and Off-Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow and Peg O’ My Heart at New York’s acclaimed Irish Rep. Tours include Into The Woods (with Cleo Laine), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond), Fiddler on the Roof (with Theo Bikel) and Forbidden Broadway in the US and Australia.
“I’m thrilled to return to Westport for the season,” said Hadley. “I’m looking forward to being part of both the ongoing, sustainable evolution of this wonderful professional theatre and one of my favorite communities in the world!”
Erin and Jonathan join the familiar face of Katie Shepard as box office manager.
“The board is thrilled to have this dynamic team in place,” said David Howson, president of the board. “They bring the perfect balance of professional experience, enthusiasm and skills that will support our mission and engage with our community.”
All are invited to experience this summer’s lineup for laughs and great music, and to meet and greet the team! Season subscriptions are now available online. For more information, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Its mission is to enrich, entertain and educate the community through professional theatrical arts in a historic train station. In addition to a volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The Depot Theatre dedicates its 37th season to the memory of Gordon Decker, patron, friend, and trusted advisor whose guidance and counsel was vital to securing a financially sustainable future for one of the region’s most treasured arts institutions.