Cast Announced for Depot Theatre’s ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE

Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for Always…Patsy Cline, the first main stage production of its 40th Anniversary Season. The role of Patsy Cline will be played by Bethany Gwen Perkins, and Depot alum Kathryn Markey returns to play Louise.

Bethany Perkins makes her Depot Theatre debut as Patsy in the 2018 production of Always…Patsy Cline.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be making my Depot Theatre debut,” said Perkins. “It is an honor and a joy to take part in sharing the work and life of the incomparable Patsy Cline!” Perkins’ NYC credits include Bernarda AlbaThe Light in the Piazza and new works by Ryan Scott Oliver, John Bucchino and Greg Pliska/Charles Morey.  

Markey is pleased to be back at the Depot in an acting role. “I’m delighted to be onstage at the Depot after directing Pete n Keely and Savin’ Up For Saturday Night in 2014/15,” she said. Markey’s acting credits include Broadway: 3 From Brooklyn Regional: Holidays with The Chalks (Alliance Theatre), MemphisA Christmas Story (Engeman), American Family in 3 Chords (Bay Street), Over The Tavern (Penguin Rep), God of Carnage, Dancing at Lughnasa (Northern Stage), Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, & the Brighton Beach trilogy (Saint Michael’s Playhouse) Selected Shorts (NPR), Moonlight & Love Songs (GayfestNYC), Separation (English Theatre of Stockholm.) On-screen: SVU, Law and Order, 99, Trip, Premium Blend, All My Children, Filmic Achievement, DutchWestTV, CollegeHumor, Amateur Hour. 

Kathryn Markey will pay Louise Seger in Depot Theatre’s 2018 production of Always…Patsy Cline.

Markey’s directing credits: Pitt Stages, Axelrod PAC, Mason Street Warehouse, Ocean State Theatre, White Plains PAC, Cortland Rep, NL Barn and 14 seasons at Saint Michael’s Playhouse. Kathryn is the resident director of In Your Face New York at St. Ann’s Warehouse and created the satirical country band The Chalks.”

The production will be directed by the Depot Theatre’s own Producing Director Kevin Cochran. Music Direction by Kimberly Weems. 

Patsy was created and originally directed by Ted Swindley, and it has been performed at the Depot Theatre two times in its 40-year history. When the Depot asked its audiences which past shows they would like to return for this anniversary year, Patsy was a top contender. 

More than a wonderful, song-filled tribute to the legendary country singer, Always is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston who met the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961.

Audiences are sure to sing along with “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight.” This production of Always…Patsy Cline is dedicated to Craig Johnson, who frequently played the drums at the Depot, including during a previous Patsy production.

The production is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina. Patsy performances run June 30 – July 15, with a $20 Preview on June 29. For more information and tickets, call 518.962.4449 or visit depottheatre.org

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Production Information

Always…Patsy Cline
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley — based on a true story.
June 30 – July 15, with a $20 Preview on June 29

Sponsor: The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

 

 

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Cast announced for BRTF Junior program production of Willy Wonka Jr.

Westport, N.Y. – Following auditions on June 9, the Depot Theatre’s Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) is pleased to announce the cast of the 2018 Junior production of Willy Wonka Jr.!

  • Willy Wonka/Candyman:  Cooper Halloran
  • Charlie Bucket: Liam Murray
  • Grandpa Joe: Katie Rondeau
  • Mr Bucket: Leo Hatch
  • Mrs Bucket: Jane Kimball
  • Phineus Trout: Cabryn McNaughton
  • Augustus Gloop: Addie Stanley
  • Mike Teavee: Sofie Fiegl
  • Violet Beauregard: Grace Stephens
  • Veruca Salt: Ella Lobdell
  • Mrs Gloop: Eloise Woolf
  • Mrs Teavee: Claire Reynolds
  • Mrs Beauregarde: Gabrielle Mazzotte
  • Mr Salt: Sylvia Staats
  • Grandma Josephina: Sophia Whalen
  • Grandma Georgina: Allie DeZalia
  • Granpa George: Grace Kullman
  • Jamie: Natalie McDaniel
  • Sophie: Olivia Hathaway
  • Dannie: Libby Murray
  • Matilda: Bela Meyer
  • Alfie: Sofie Brankman Gibbs
  • Billie: Elizabeth Olson
  • Oompa Lumpas: Kaya Olcott, Emma Olcott, Leo Hatch, Jane Kimball, Cabryn McNaughton, Sophia Whelan, Allie De Zalia, Grace Kullman.
  • Chorus of Cooks: Natalie McDaniel, Bela Meyer, Elizabeth Olson, Olivia Hathaway, Sophie Brankman Gibbs, Kaya Olcott, Emma Olcott, Libby Murray.

The  Junior program (ages 8-12) rehearsals for Willy Wonka begin July 23, with performances on August 10, 11 and 12.

For more information about the BRTF, visit depottheatre.org/outreach or contact program coordinator Diana McGuigan George at brtf@depottheatre.org.

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Enrollment open and auditions set for 2018 Boquet River Theatre Festival

BRTF program staff addressed participants at an informational gathering in April. (L-R: Diana McGuigan George, program coordinator; Jackie Robertin, senior show director; Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre executive director; Gigi Mason, advisor; Cheri La Duke, junior show director.) Photo by Overtime Photo Booth

Westport, N.Y. – The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce that enrollment is open, and a date for auditions has been set for the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 program.

Auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF programs will be held on June 9 beginning at 9am at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Participants who enroll before or on June 9 can take advantage of the discounted registration fee of $185 per child. Regular registration is $200.

The 2018 BRTF Junior production, directed by Cheri La Duke, will be Willy Wonka, and rehearsals will start July 23 with performances August 10, 11, 12. The Senior production, directed by Jackie Robertin, will be determined after auditions, based on the number of cast members. Rehearsals for the senior program will start July 30 with performances  August 17, 18, 19.

“The Depot Theatre has taken BRTF under its wing to ensure that this incredible program and tradition carries on for young actors in our area. I am excited to be involved with the next chapter of this program,” said Diana McGuigan George, Depot Theatre Outreach Coordinator. “I’m so looking forward to working with everyone involved, and particularly excited that Jackie Robertin and Cherie La Duke will continue on as Directors and that Gigi Mason will continue to add her immense talent and knowledge to the program again this summer.”

Diana McGuigan George will be happy to answer any questions regarding the 2018 BRTF program. For more information email her at brtf@depottheatre.org or call 518.962.8072.  More information, downloadable Participant Guidelines and online registration is now available at www.depottheatre.org/outreach

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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. In addition to its 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 2018 Season, its 40th, 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. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

Depot Theatre to host informational gathering for BRTF children’s theatre program

Westport, N.Y. — The Depot Theatre invites all interested participants and families to attend an informational gathering at the Whallonsburg Grange at 6 p.m. on April 25 to learn all about the 2018 Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre program. 
 
BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August. 
 
The Depot Theatre has taken the program under its wing, and beginning in 2018, will be featuring the BRTF children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program.
 
In addition to 2018 program information, the gathering will serve as an opportunity to introduce Diana McGuigan George as the BRTF Program Coordinator, as well as to meet the other program staff, including longtime BRTF director Gigi Mason, who will serve in an advisory role this summer.
 
Diana has extensive experience working with theaters and with youth, primarily as Director of the theater and drama program at Camp Dudley, and as Drama Advisor at Westport Central School. In addition to her own acting experience in London, New York and Los Angeles, she is adept at directing, teaching acting, coordinating set, costume, lighting and sound design. 
 
The 2018 BRTF program will be held from July 23- August 19, 2018. Junior program rehearsals begin July 23, with performances on August 10, 11 and 12. The senior program will begin rehearsals on July 30, with performances on August 17, 18 and 19.
 
For more information about the Depot Theatre and BRTF, visit depottheatre.org.
 
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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. In addition to its 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 2018 Season, its 40th, 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. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.
 
PHOTO: Whallonsburg Grange

Depot Theatre awarded grant from NYSCA; support increased 

Westport, N.Y. — The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $15,000 per year for each of the next two years. The multi-year general-operating support grant is the largest NYSCA award to the Depot in eight years.

NYSCA grants are awarded in 15 programs and the Regional Economic Development Council initiative in all 62 counties to support the creation of visual, performing, literary and media arts. The Depot Theatre is one of seven non-profit arts organizations (including two theatre companies) in Essex County to receive funding this year.

“This more than doubles our annual allocation over our previous grant,” said Amy McNamara, president of the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the Depot, we are grateful to Governor Cuomo, the New York State Legislature and, especially, the dedicated staff at NYSCA for their continued confidence in the mission and direction of the theatre.”  

“NYSCA recognizes and supports the importance of the arts to our communities,” said New York State Senator Betty Little, who is a member of the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. “The State’s continued commitment to the Depot Theatre, especially during its 40th anniversary season, is a testament to the organization’s significance in the overall cultural landscape in the Adirondacks.”

In 2017, the Depot Theatre replaced the seating and carpeting in its 134-seat theatre. The project was funded in-part by a facilities program grant from NYSCA.

The Depot Theatre’s 2018 Season, its 40th, 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 is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in the Adirondacks, and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2018, the theatre currently offers 3-4 productions in the summer along with educational outreach programs. For more information about the Depot Theatre, visit depottheatre.org or call 518.962.4449.

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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. In addition to its 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 2018 Season, its 40th, 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. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

 

Depot Theatre Announces Fan Favorites for 40th Season

Three hits from the past 39 years are set to headline the Depot Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season!

The main stage season, which includes a tribute to a legendary country singer, a fast-paced whodunit, and a sassy musical celebration of a jazz great, was selected by the Depot’s Producing Director, Kevin Cochran, whose choices were inspired by an informal survey of audiences last year.

“We’re excited to present what will be both a high-quality and crowd-pleasing lineup,” said Cochran. “These shows are a perfect backdrop to a season-long celebration of the Depot’s longevity and significance as part of the robust Adirondack arts community.”

The season opens with Always…Patsy Cline, from June 30 – July 15, with a $20 Preview on June 29. The popular musical comes complete with down home country humor, heartfelt emotion, and even some audience participation. More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically young in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Musical performances include many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight.”

The season ramps up with The 39 Steps, from July 21 – August 5, with a $20 Preview on July 20. The hilarious play is a combination of a Hitchcock masterpiece and a juicy spy novel, with a dash of Monty Python added in. This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning show is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

The final production of the main stage season is a revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’, which will be on stage from August 11-26, with a $20 Preview on August 10. Winner of the 1978 Tony® Award for Best Musical and a well-crafted musical review, audiences will love this celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller, complete with a live band.

“We’re looking forward to a summer full of fan-favorite shows and special events to celebrate this Anniversary Season,” said Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre’s executive director. “Look for upcoming announcements about additional special presentations and be sure to save the date for our 40th Anniversary benefit celebration on June 30!”

Auditions will be held regionally and in New York City in the spring.

Group and single tickets will go on sale in late spring, and season subscriptions will be available for sale online in February at depottheatre.org.

Depot Theatre 2018 Main Stage Productions*

ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE

June 30 – July 15, with a $20 Preview on June 29

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley — based on a true story.
Author: Ted Swindley
Author’s Representative: Joan Kovats
Business Management: Melanie Clark
Original Music Director: Vicki Masters
Band and Vocal Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen, Tony Migliore
Legal Counsel: Clair G. Burrill, Richard Garmise, Sawnie R. Alderedge
LICENSED BY THE FAMILY AND ESTATE OF PATSY CLINE. All rights reserved.
ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM AVAILABLE ON MCA.

THE 39 STEPS

July 21 – August 5, with a $20 Preview on July 20

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’                            

August 11-26, with a $20 Preview on August 10

The FATS WALLER Musical Show
Conceived by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and MURRAY HORWITZ 
Created and Originally Directed by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Original Choreography and Musical Staging by ARTHUR FARIA
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by LUTHER HENDERSON
Vocal & Musical Concepts by  JEFFREY GUTCHEON
Musical Arrangements by JEFFREY GUTCHEON &  WILLIAM ELLIOTT
Originally produced by The Manhattan Theatre Club
Originally produced on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor & Ron Dante

*ALL TITLES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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. In addition to its 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 2018 Season, its 40th, 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. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

 

Depot Theatre takes Boquet River Theatre Festival under its wing

BRTF 2017 production of “Madagascar”

Westport, N.Y. — The Depot Theatre Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program beginning in 2018.

Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August.

Ginene Mason, who has been with BRTF for 20 of its 25 years, took over as director/producer in 2006, and now intends to transition out of her directorial role. Mason approached the Depot in the spring of 2017 to discuss options for collaboration to ensure the sustainable future of the program.   

“I’m thrilled about this outcome, as the Depot Theatre is a natural fit,” said Mason.“Of course, I am devoted to the ongoing success of the BRTF, and in order to affect a smooth transition, I have offered to remain in a consultant role for at least the duration of 2018 summer program.”

The Depot plans to mirror the existing BRTF model as closely as possible, including cost for participation, continuing to include both a junior and senior musical, and continuing to utilize the Whallonsburg Grange Hall as the program’s rehearsal and performance space.

“The Grange is excited to work with the Depot and will continue our longstanding support for this wonderful program now and into the future,” said Andy Buchanan, president of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall Board of Directors.

“The Depot is committed to ensuring the ongoing success of the BRTF as an integral part of the Theatre’s program of work,” said Amy McNamara, president of the Depot Theatre board of Trustees. “The timing is ideal, as we have recently hired a full-time Executive Director, assuring focused oversight and continuity, plus it will be a wonderful addition as we celebrate the Depot’s 40th anniversary season!”

Questions regarding the BRTF transition will be welcomed by Kim Rielly, executive director at the Depot Theatre, at krielly@depottheatre.org. Program updates and details regarding the 2018 BRTF program will be sent to existing participants and posted on the Depot Theatre’s website: www.depottheatre.org as they become available.

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   PHOTO: 2017 BRTF production of “Madagascar” at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Depot Theatre receives several grants to enhance artist housing

Westport, N.Y. — The Depot Theatre, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks, has recently been awarded three grants to help prepare artist housing for year-round use.
 
In recent weeks, the Depot received a $2,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation, a $2,000 grant from J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc., and a $2,000 grant from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation.
 
These grant awards will be used to upgrade HVAC systems in the Depot’s facilities, allowing the organization the flexibility to expand programming into the winter months.
 
“We’re grateful for the vote of confidence in the form of financial support from these respected foundations,” said Amy McNamara, president of the theatre’s Board of Trustees. “Having facilities that can be used year-round ultimately provides increased opportunities for us to have a positive impact on the quality of life of our community through increased cultural and economic activities.”
 
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in the Adirondacks, and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2018, the Theatre currently offers 3-4 productions in the summer along with education programs. For more information about the Depot Theatre, visit depottheatre.org or call 518.962.4449.
 
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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. In addition to its 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 2018 Season, its 40th, 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. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

ABOUT THE CLOUDSPLITTER FOUNDATION

The Cloudsplitter Foundation is dedicated to improving the future for the flora, fauna, communities, and people of the Adirondacks. Over 70% of the grants made by the Cloudsplitter Foundation go to improve the environment, economies, and lives of the the people in the Adirondacks. The primary purpose of the Cloudsplitter Foundation is to improve the environment, both physical and cultural, in the Adirondacks and to make life easier, healthier, and more rewarding for the people who live there. While over 70% of the Foundation’s grants go to institutions in the Adirondacks, their secondary mission, to the extent that funds are available, is to aid other organizations dedicated to humanitarian causes, wilderness preservation, protecting civil liberties, and cultural development. http://cloudsplitter.org/

ABOUT THE J.M. McDONALD FOUNDATION, INC.

In the spring of 1952, J.M. McDonald established the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. This is a trust whose income is to be used as donations to deserving charities. Primary interests of the Foundation are education, humanities, health, and a variety of social and human services. As of the year 2014, 62 years after its inception, the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. has grown many times over and is active in awarding grants primarily in upstate New York. Thanks to the foresight of J.M. McDonald, Sr., the Foundation will continue the charitable example he modeled years ago. http://www.jmmcdonaldfoundation.org/

ABOUT THE GLENN & CAROL PEARSALL ADIRONDACK FOUNDATION

The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation was founded in December, 2000, with the aim of improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondacks. The first funding cycle began with just 7 grants, totaling $10,000, and since then the value of our portfolio has seen growth through annual founder contributions and investment returns. This has enabled the Foundation to increase giving almost every year. In 2017, the Foundation awarded 36 grants. Since the Foundation was established, 402 grants have now been awarded to area not-for-profits, totaling over $653,000. The total awarded each year is normally equal to at least 5% of the portfolio value at that time. www.pearsallfoundation.org

Depot Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director Ahead of 40th Anniversary Season

The Depot Theatre announces the appointment of Kim Rielly as the organization's new full-time Executive Director.

The Depot Theatre announces the appointment of Kim Rielly as the organization’s new full-time Executive Director.

Just in time for the organization’s 40th anniversary season, the board of trustees of the Depot Theatre in Westport, N.Y. announces the appointment of Kim Rielly as the organization’s new full-time Executive Director.

A native of Westport, Kim is no stranger to the Depot, having lived in the region for the majority of her life and volunteered as a trustee of the Theatre. Most recently, she was the longtime Director of Communications for the Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and her experience includes more than 20 years of marketing and communications.

Following a strategic planning session at the end of the 2017 season, the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees, with an eye toward sustainability and stability, launched a national search for a full time Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to announce that Kim will be the new Executive Director,” said Amy McNamara, president of the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees. “She brings a wealth of talents to the Depot, including an intimate knowledge of the operations of the organization, strong ties to the community and a passion for the theatre. Together, with Producing Director Kevin Cochran, we know we’ve secured strong leadership for the Depot into its 5th decade and beyond.”

In her new role, Rielly will provide comprehensive theatre management and oversight of staff, budget, programs, fundraising, marketing, audience development and community relations. “I look forward to being an active participant in the tremendous momentum under way at the Theatre and in my hometown community of Westport,” said Rielly. “It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to increase the regional impact of this professional arts treasure.”

Rielly joins two other year-round staff, including Box Office Manager Katie Shepard, and the Theatre’s Producing Director, Kevin Cochran. Though she officially takes the helm in mid-November, both Kim and Kevin are already hard at work planning for the 40th Anniversary Season. Please join us in welcoming Kim. She is looking forward to meeting you and hearing from you about what makes the Depot Theatre such a special place. She can be reached by email at krielly@depottheatre.org.

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in the Adirondacks, and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. The Theatre offers 3-4 productions in the summer along with education programs. For more information about the Depot Theatre, visit depottheatre.org or call 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. In addition to its 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.” Funding for the Depot Theatre is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

Farewell & Congratulations to Erin Harrington

Erin Harrington

Erin Harrington

On Friday, the Depot bid farewell to our business manager, Erin Harrington, who starts a new adventure this week at Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs.

Erin boarded the Depot in 2015 and helped facilitate infrastructure upgrades at the theater including new seats, expanded Wi-Fi service, and the replacement of our lighting grid.

“Erin was an incredible help to me during my first couple years here at the Depot. Her knowledge and her skills (and her calm demeanor!) will all be sorely missed,” said Kevin Cochran, Producing Director.

We wish Erin all the best in her new position at HMT! https://homemadetheater.org/