New Seating/Theatre Improvements Project Underway – Watch the Video!

Making room for a seat with your name on it!
Thanks to your support, it’s really happening!

This past summer, the Depot Theatre announced a special capital campaign to replace the audience seating and carpeting in our historic 1876 train station theatre.  The new seats will include accommodations for patrons in wheelchairs as well as LED aisle lighting. Matched by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts, we set a lofty goal for the project — a sold out house!

Each new seat can be sponsored by contributing $500 or more per seat, which includes a personalized name plate on the seat. Recognition on Front Row seats has been especially reserved for donors wishing to contribute $1000 or more per seat.  All contributions of $250+ will be recognized on a permanent display, and all contributors at any level will be recognized in the theatre’s playbills for the coming three seasons.

gift-graphicLooking for that perfect holiday or birthday gift?  Consider putting that person’s name permanently on a seat or making a gift in honor of a family member or friend.  This limited time opportunity is a very unique way to further ensure the long term viability of professional theatre in the Adirondacks.

You can make a donation online today here!

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Depot Theatre!  See you next season, sitting back and enjoying a show in one of our new seats!

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE.

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 2016 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.

Meet The Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham
Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design
At the Depot Theatre
September 1-4

The play that catapulted Williams to fame is as haunting and treasured as memory itself. Based on elements of his own life, the classic drama moves from shimmering moments of warmth and humor to scenes of shattering heartbreak. This special offering is produced by the award-winning Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake.

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

BETH GLOVER (Amanda), a NYC-based actress, starred most recently in the Broadway national tour of Cinderella as the Wicked Step Mother. Beth has performed in 11 Depot Theatre productions over an 18 year period; most recently MarieLombardi in Lombardi.  She was last seen at Pendragon as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. National Tours: All Shook Up; Promises, Promises, Dirty Blonde, Anything Goes, The Taffetas.  Off-Bway: Take Me Along, Counsellor at Law, and many more.  World Premieres: Analog & Vinyl; The Good Girl is Gone; Book of Candy; Body Shop. She won the SFBACC Best Actress award for portraying Big Edie and Little Edie in Grey Gardens. She was nominated for best actress for 9to5, Good News, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  National commercials, TV & Film. For complete credits: www.BethGloverActress.com.  Much love and thanks to Karen and Karen.

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

LIV PAULSON (Laura) has been involved in over 20 Pendragon productions since 2007, including Bus StopAlice in Wonderland, Other Desert Cities, and most recently The Snow Queen and Arcadia. This season she is delighted to be part of Amadeus and The Glass Menagerie.  She is an undergraduate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Binghamton University and would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew of The Glass Menagerie & her Pendragon family. Special thanks to Anne and Don Paulson, and Steven Hebert.

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

MILES RIVER WILLOW (Tom) is pleased to return to Pendragon for his second season. Last year you may have seen him in Arcadia (Septimus Hodge), The Seagull(Konstantin), or Twas the Night Before Christmas (Uncle Brierley/Sir Guy). Other favorite credits include: Bent (Captain), Back of the Throat (Bartlett), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski). Miles is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and will soon be a proud resident of New York City. Miles would like to thank his family for their unending support; and you-the patrons of Pendragon for keeping theatre thriving here in the Adirondacks. Cheers!

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

DYLAN DUFFY (Jim) is ecstatic to be back for another summer season here at Pendragon! He has spent the last 3 years working in the community as a real estate salesperson and acting as much as possible. Recently, Dylan has been in the following Pendragon productions: The Complete World of Sports: Abridged, Aladdin, Dirty Blonde, Death of a Salesman, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Dylan is also very involved in community theatre with the Upper Jay Arts Center and the Community Theatre Players. When Dylan isn’t working or at the theatre you can find him on the lake or trying to keep up with his 2 year old black lab, Maya. Lastly, Dylan would like to say thank you and congratulations to the entire Pendragon summer cast and crew on another great season!

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM (Director) has extensive experience directing in both regional and academic settings. In addition to her over fifteen years at Pendragon, she has directed for the Jean Cocteau Repertory, Handcart Ensemble and Phoenix Ensemble in NYC, and the Attic Theater in Los Angeles, where she received the Drama Logue’s Award for Best Director and Production. She has directed productions ranging from musicals to new plays, including the world premiere of Andre Gregory’s Bone Songs, for which she also served as the dramaturg working extensively with Gregory pre-publication of the script. Highlights include directing Julie Harris in the world premiere of Peter Dee’s Amber Patches, touring shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Berlin, assisting Marshall Mason for the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain and assisting Jiri Zizka and being dramaturg for the Wilma Theater’s production of Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the Philadelphia orchestra. She has additional experience in dance, movement theater and choreography. She graduated with a MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama, where she was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret. She is also a Full Professor of Theater and Dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

KELLIE MCMENEMON (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of the 2016 summer season at Pendragon Theatre. Most recently Kellie has worked at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota Florida as an Assistant Stage Manager on Butler and Alabama Story. Other credits include Almost Maine (Two Roads Theatre, CA), Be More Chill (Two River Theatre, NJ) and Desdemona: A Play About  A Handkerchief (Edinburgh, Scotland).

PEGGY ORMAN (Touring Stage Manager) is excited to be involved in her sixth summer season at Pendragon Theatre; working with old friends and new! Recent onstage appearances include CTP’s The Little Mermaid and the Reader’s Theatre series, cabarets and Ghost Tales at Pendragon. As always, much love and thanks to her family for “being there,” so she can be here.

BONNIE B. BREWER (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit over a quarter of a century. A company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she has directed more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights, sets and creating props for close to 160 productions all throughout upstate NY. This season is for Bean, he is missed every minute of every day–of all the souls I have known, his was the most… human.

TIJANA BJELAJAC (Set Design) is a New York based set designer and visual artist. Her work includes set designs, paintings, sculptures, for theater and opera. She has shown her work in various exhibitions throughout Europe and U.S. Since 2006 she has been one of the designers in “George Tsypin Opera Factory” where she worked on operas such as Magic Flute for Opera Australia, musicals Spiderman and Little Mermaid and Opening ceremony for the Olympic Games 2014 Sochi, Russia. Past credits include: Three Penny Opera (Marvell Repertory Theater) NYC; Othello(Actors Shakespeare Project) Boston; Odyssey (45.Bleecker St. Theater) NYC;Hinges Keep A City (Huntington Theatre) Boston, The Red Lion (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) Boston; Peter Pan (Olney Theater, MD); Doorman’s Double Duty (Ohio Theater) NYC; Wolves (Belgrade National Theatre). Tijana is the recipient of several major awards, including the prestigious Kahn Career Entry Award for extraordinary talents (2007).

KENT STREED (Costume Design) is a year round part time member of the Pendragon staff who: sells tickets, stuffs envelopes, designs and occasionally acts and answers the phone to loan you a prop or costume item.

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Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM
With BETH GLOVER, LIV PAULSON, MILES RIVER WILLOW, AND DYLAN DUFFY
Lighting Design by BONNIE B. BREWER
Set Design by TIJANA BJELAJAC
Costume Design by KENT STREED
September 1-4, 2016

The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

Depot Theatre Launches Capital Campaign for Enhanced Audience Amenities

Professional theatre to add new seating and carpeting upgrades

to historic train station venue

The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of a new capital campaign to upgrade audience seating in its historic 1876 train station theatre.

The new seats, upholstered with 100% recycled fabric, will replace the existing 60+ year-old seats which are difficult to maintain and for which replacement parts are obsolete. Dedicated wheelchair accessible seats with companion seating are part of the upgrade, as well as LED aisle lighting. Additionally, new commercial grade tile carpeting will be installed throughout the seating area. Plans are underway to install the new seats by the opening of the 2017 summer season.

The Depot Theatre, located in Westport on Lake Champlain, is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks.

The launch of the campaign is an important requirement to the recently awarded matching gift grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Charles R. Wood Foundation to improve infrastructure which will enhance the patron and artist experience.

“”We’ve been receiving huge rounds of audience applause since first mentioning this at the start of our new season!” said David Howson, President of the theatre’s Board of Trustees. “We’re excited about formally launching this campaign and are aiming for a sold out show of seats by the end of the campaign.”

Each new seat can be sponsored by contributing $500 per seat, which includes a personalized name plate on the seat, as well as choice of seat (on a first come, first serve basis).

Recognition on Front Row seats has been especially reserved for donors wishing to contribute $1,000+ per seat.

All contributions of $250+ will provide recognition to the campaign on permanent display, and all contributors will be recognized in the theatre’s programs for the coming 3 years.

“Put your name permanently on a seat, or in honor of a family member or friend!” said Lawrence Masle, Board of Trustee Member and Chair of the Capital Campaign. “This limited time opportunity is a very unique way to further ensure the long term viability of professional theatre in the Adirondacks.”

The campaign has literally just kicked off, and donors are already making contributions and choosing seats with their names on them. For further information, direct online contributions, and the latest about the 2016 season, please visit www.depottheatre.org.

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 2016 Season, its 38th, 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 INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson (president), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (vice president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Recchia, Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot-Shamel.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bobbi Atz, Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, John Klipper, Karen Lewis, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers

Cast Announced for MURDER FOR TWO

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Meet The Cast of

MURDER FOR TWO

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian
Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Evan Pappas

August 12-28

A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this tuneful whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. In this hilarious 90-minute show, one performer plays the detective and the second actor plays all 12 suspects. And they both play the piano! It’s a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

JOHN GRIECO

JOHN GRIECO

JOHN GRIECO (Marcus) is thrilled to be performing in Murder for Two here at the Depot!  Regional credits include West Side Story (Tony) at Harbor Lights Theatre,Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis) at Croswell Opera House, Les Misérables at Fulton Theatre, South Pacific at Riverside Theatre, Phantom at Gateway Playhouse,The Secret Garden at WPPAC, Oklahoma (Curly) at Ocean City Theatre Company,Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren), Brigadoon (Tommy), andSweeney Todd (Anthony).  New York credits include Three Wishes for Jamie (Musicals Tonight!), a workshop of Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), and Martha(Liederkranz Opera Theatre).  Proud AEA member. Thanks to everyone here at the Depot, and to Traci and my family for their support!  www.johngrieco.com

ERIC SHOREY

ERIC SHOREY

ERIC SHOREY (The Suspects) Eric is thrilled to make his Depot Theatre debut. National/International Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Guys & Dolls; West Side Story; Cats; Disney On Classic. New York: Wonderful Town (MusicalsTonight!). Regional Theatre: Arena Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Denver Center, Maine State, Cape Playhouse, Kansas City Starlight, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. TV: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. www.EricShoreyNYC.com.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

EVAN PAPPAS (Director) is pleased to be returning to The Depot Theatre where he directed My Way. Off-Bway: Liberty, Wonderful Town. What Will People Think?Regionally; Evita , West Side Story, The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera North), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers  (SF Critics Best Production Award, and Director nom), Funny Girl (SF Critics Director nom). Some Place Like Home (Best Director Award Soundbites Festival, NYC), Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Carousel and A Man of No Importance (Montclair State Univ), West Side Story (Santa Fe College), Broadway Babes (Covent Garden), Assoc. Dir. on Being Sellers (59E59),Moscow  (Samuel French One-Act Festival), Parallel Lives (Theatre for the New City), Daily Sounds (Finalist in Strawberry Festival), etc.  As an actor he has starred on and off-Broadway in My Favorite Year, Parade, Putting It Together, A Chorus Line, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Café Society Swing, etc., and in London’s West End in Follies and Merrily We Roll Along.

RAFI LEVAVY (Stage Manager) Rafi’s Off-Broadway credits include The Velveteen Rabbit, The JAP Show, Confessions of an Irish Rebel (Irish Arts Center), Young Playwrights Festival, Lifegame, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Stop Kiss (Public),Mizlansky/Zilinsky or ‘Shmucks’, Psychopathia Sexualis (both Manhattan Theatre Club), Life Is A Dream (Pearl), Lonely Planet, The Professional, The Truth Teller (all Circle Rep) and Das Barbecü.  Regionally, Rafi has worked at Lincoln Center Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Foothills Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, The Miniature Theatre of Chester, Centenary Stage Company, Barter Theater, Northern Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, Maine State Music Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse. Additionally, Rafi has worked for Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, and has stage managed clown school and shows for the NY Musical Theater Festival.  A proud member of Equity, Rafi holds a degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

BONNIE BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional Stage Manager & Company Member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also a Director of more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate NY. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Recently she found herself teching two shows simultaneously on opposite sides of the mountains: Man of La Mancha at Pendragon, and My Way at The Depot.

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her third season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.

MURDER FOR TWO
Book & Music by Joe Kinosian Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Evan Pappas
With John Grieco and Eric Shorey
Scenic Design by Bonnie Brewer
Lighting Design by Margaret Swick
Sound Design by Jim Carroll
Stage Management by Rafi Levavy

August 12-28, 2016

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The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

The Depot TheatreABOUT 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 2016 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.

Cast Announced for Outside Mullingar at Depot Theatre

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Meet The Cast of
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Kevin Cochran
July 22 – August 7

Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers in rural Ireland who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of John Patrick Shanley’s trademark dark humor, this tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

The New York Times calls Outside Mullingar “Mr. Shanley’s finest work since Doubt.”

Sponsored by Skidmore College

Todd Cerveris

Todd Cerveris

TODD CERVERIS (Anthony) Broadway: South Pacific, Twentieth Century. Off-Broadway (premieres): Southern Comfort; Almost, Maine; The Booth Variations; The Butcherhouse Chronicles; Time and the Conways; Somewhere, Someplace Else; Dick In London. National tours: War Horse, Spring Awakening, Twelve Angry Men, The Acting Company. Regional: Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Denver Theater Center, Pioneer Theater, George Street Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Stage, Rep Theater of St. Louis, Actors Theater of Louisville, Grove Theater Center. International: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Actor’s Touring Company (UK & Greece). Film & television: AllegianceOne Bad ChoiceWhite CollarNurse JackieOne True ThingLiving and Dining, Law & Order,”The Rake’s Progress.

Amy Griffin

Amy Griffin

AMY GRIFFIN (Rosemary) is delighted to be making her Depot debut. She has appeared on Broadway in How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (original cast, cast recording) and Off-Broadway in The English Bride, Mr. President, Infertility, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, and the recent revival of Once Upon A Mattress(starring Jackie Hoffman). First National Tours: Mrs. Mayor in Seussical the Musical(starring Cathy Rigby) and Grinch. Favorite regional roles include: Sally in Talley’s Folly (Bickford/ Oldcastle Theatres); Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Nicky in The Smell Of The Kill (Women’s Theater); Edith in Blithe Spirit (Indiana Rep); Fran in Grumpy Old Men (starring F. Murray Abraham); Celia in As You Like It (Grove Theater Center, directed by Kevin Cochran), and seven (!) flights as Peter Pan (Independent Theatre Award). Northwestern University graduate (Excellence in Theatre Award). www.Amy-Griffin.org.

David Allen Jones

David Allen Jones

DAVID ALLEN JONES (Tony) Broadway: Apostle Andrew in Jesus Christ Superstar. National Tour: Pilate in Superstar. Regional Theatre: Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Zero in The Adding Machine,  Juror #8 in Twelve Angry Men, Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape, Claudius in Hamlet, Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Father Farley in Mass Appeal, Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor, Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off (Grove Theater Center); Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly!, Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, Professor Marvel/Gate Keeper/the Wizard (L.A. Ovation Award nominee) in The Wizard of Oz (3-D Theatricals); Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Gaston inPicasso at the Lapin Agile (PCPA Theaterfest); Applegate in Damn Yankees, Fagin in Oliver! (Fullerton CLO); Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (South Bay); Herr Shultz in Cabaret, Honoré in Gigi, Captain (critics award) in Dames at Sea (Welk Resort). General Hospital, Bold & the Beautiful.

Rosemary Loar

Rosemary Loar

ROSEMARY LOAR (Alioe) Seven broadway shows including,You Can’t Take It With You, two Off Broadway shows, four national tours including Grizabella in Cats and numerous regional lead roles (including Mame in Mame). Rosemary performed HBO’s, Show Stoppers, PBS-TV production, New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo, at Town Hall’s Cabaret Convention, and Carnegie Hall (concert version of Chess). She has performed her critically acclaimed cabaret acts in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Munich, German and won the Hansen Award for continued excellence in cabaret. Ms. Loar is also writes musicals, (with Robert W. Atwood) including STING*chronicity (a true story of Ms. Loar’s experience at a Sting concert), Spoolie Girl (award for best music and lyrics for the MITF Festival and last January, Water From The Moon, produced at Urban Stages in NYC. Rosemary has 5 CD’s of her original music and jazz stands available on iTunes or www.rosemaryloar.com

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

KEVIN COCHRAN (Director, Set Designer) has been Artistic Director of Grove Theater Center in Burbank, California since 1994. Plays directed there include Blake…da Musical! (L.A. Ovation Award for Best New Musical, Ovation and LA Weekly nominations for Best Director); Film Chinois (Ovation Award for Best New Play); R.R.R.E.D. (LA Weekly Nomination for Best Director); The Adding Machine (OC Weekly Award for Best Production); The Beckett Project II (OC Weekly nomination for Best Director) and Eternal Equinox (also its Off-Broadway premiere). Kevin wrote and directed Bobby & Matt at GTC and FringeNYC (Pick of the Week in Back Stage NY). He is also the Producing Artistic Director of the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative whose first project premieres October 2017 in LA and Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in March 2018. Kevin graduated as a Scholar of the House in theater, design and circus arts from Yale University.

DAVID DARWIN (Lighting Designer) David has been active within the field of entertainment lighting for over 30 years. He has designed for such organizations as Grove Theater Company, Grove Shakespeare, Shakespeare Orange County, A Noise Within, Western Maryland College, and Chapman University. Live event designs include the Los Angeles Volvo World Cup Dressage Final, the Watcha Tour – Greek Theater, and benefits for the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA. David has received multiple Drama Logue awards for scenic and lighting design and recently, an Ovation Award nomination lighting “A Christmas Carol” for Grove Theater Center. In addition to theater, David has been involved in television and film productions such as ABC’s “Nashville”, HBO’s “Entourage”, and Paramount’s “Freedom Writers”. David is a proud member of IATSE Local 728, Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians, Los Angeles, CA.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Kevin Cochran
With Todd Cerveris, Amy Griffin, David Allen Jones, and Rosemary Loar
Lighting Design by David Darwin
Set Design by Kevin Cochran
Sound Design by Jim Carroll
Sponsored by Skidmore College
July 22- August 7, 2016

 

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 The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR 38TH SEASON OPENER ANNOUNCED

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SHOUT!

The Mod Musical

Co-created by Philip George and David Lowenstein
Directed by Amy Griffin
With Sarah Corey, Missy Dowse, Cristina Farruggia, Krista Kurtzberg, and Ashley Sweetman
Choreography by Lexie Frare

Music Directed by Joe Schermann
Scenic Design by Bonnie B. Brewer
Lighting Design by Margaret Swick
Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Sponsored by The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation

At the Depot Theatre, Westport, NY

July 1 – 17, 2016

The Depot Theatre’s 38th season begins with “Shout!: The Mod Musical.” SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. With its heart on its sleeve (and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek), SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as To Sir With Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man & Goldfinger.

This production of Shout is sponsored by The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina.

ABOUT THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

Sarah Corey

Sarah Corey

SARAH COREY (Orange Girl) Sarah Corey is delighted to be making her Depot Theatre debut fresh off a stint as Barbara DeMarco in Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center. Off-Broadway: Love and Real Estate, Illyria, Souvenir Stories, MapQuest, Museum Pieces. International: Death For Five Voices (Prospect Theater Company.) Selected Regional: In the Book Of (Alabama Shakespeare Festival),Love/Sick, Beau Jest (Public Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Little Night Music (Prospect), Twelfth Night (Mountain Playhouse), Around the World in 80 Days(Oldcastle Theatre Company), Evita, Sisters of Swing (Worcester Foothills), Lippa’s Wild Party (New Repertory Theatre, Best Supporting Actress IRNE), Caroline, or Change (Speakeasy Stage), A Grand Night for Singing (Gloucester Stage), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Totem Pole Playhouse), Tommy, Cole Porter’sYou Never Know (Stoneham Theatre). Upcoming: I Call My Brothers at Forum Theatre. Sarah is a graduate of Princeton University and the Shakespeare & Company Conservatory for Classical Acting. www.sarah-corey.com

Missy Dowse

Missy Dowse

MISSY DOWSE (Blue Girl) “Dont Sleep in the Subway” was Missy’s favorite song as a kid, and she is super excited to sing it this summer. National Tour: Gypsy(Louise) Regional: East Coast premiere of Summer of Love (Holly), Young Frankenstein (Inga), The Producers (Ulla), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca). TV: SMASH.

Cristina Farrugia

Cristina Farruggia

CRISTINA FARRUGGIA (Green Girl) Cristina Farruggia is thrilled to be making her Depot Theatre debut! She is a graduate of Rider University where she was an honors student on a four-year, full tuition acting scholarship.  She received her MA from King’s College London where she studied Shakespeare in conjunction with the Globe Theatre in London.  At sixteen, she appeared as Fantine in the final performance finale of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater on Broadway.  Recent credits include An American Christmas Songbook(Lead Performer) at Bristol Riverside Theatre, Grease (Rizzo) for The Summer Theatre of New Canaan and South Pacific (Dinah) at Delaware Theatre Co. Besides performing, Cristina co-wrote the show, On the Air, with her brother, Robert.  Most recently it had an industry reading at the York Theatre in NYC directed by Hunter Foster.www.cristinafarruggia.com

Krista Kurtzberg

Krista Kurtzberg

KRISTA KURTZBERG (Red Girl) Originally from Atlanta, received her BFA in theater from Wright State. Krista was last seen at the Depot Theater in 2010 as Debbie Reynolds in What a Glorious Feeling. Other favorite credits include: Cat in the Hat in Seussical (tour and off broadway). Penny in Hairspray, Gymslip Who in the first national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ariel in Footloose, Hope inAnything Goes, and Ruby in Dames at Sea. Krista has performed in theaters all over the country and in Russia. She lives with her husband in Long Island and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.kristakurtzberg.com.

Ashley Sweetman

Ashley Sweetman

ASHLEY SWEETMAN (Yellow Girl) is thrilled to be making her Depot Theatre debut! Favorite regional credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Pattie), Baby (Lizzie),The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Doatsy Mae), and Next Thing You Know(Lisa). She was recently seen in the ensemble of Dogfight, Ghost: The Musical, andLes Miserables at The Media Theatre. Other credits include Rocky Horror andAlmost, Maine at Flat Rock Playhouse. Ashley has a BM in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt. www.ashleysweetman.com

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

AMY GRIFFIN (Director) is delighted to be making her Depot debut. Recent directing credits include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (White Plains Performing Arts Center); Peter Pan (Riverside Theatre Arts); Little Women, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and The Little Mermaid (Antrim Playhouse). Amy has appeared on Broadway in How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (original cast, cast recording); Off-Broadway in The English Bride, Mr. President, Infertility, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, and Once Upon A Mattress (starring Jackie Hoffman); and in the First National Tours of Seussical The Musical and Grinch. Favorite regional roles include: Sally in Talley’s Folly (Bickford and Oldcastle Theatres); Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd(Finger Lakes); Celia in As You Like It(Grove Theater Center, directed by Kevin Cochran), and seven (!) flights as Peter Pan(Independent Theatre Award). Northwestern University graduate (Excellence in Theatre Award). www.Amy-Griffin.org

LEXIE FRARE (Choreographer) Lexie is thrilled to work on her first Depot Theatre production with her dear friend  Amy Griffin. Lexie is the choreographer of The White Plains PAC where she has worked on the regional premieres of The Little Mermaid, Spring Awakening, Tarzan and Disney on the Record. Other credits include Millbrook Playhouse, Lee Strasberg Institute and the Westchester Broadway Theatre. Lexie is currently a Teaching Artist with Disney Theatrical Group as well as the Resident Director/ Choreographer at the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre in Nyack NY.  She is working towards her Masters in a Educational Theatre.

JOE SCHERMANN (Music Director) is thrilled to be returning to the Depot after music directing The Bikinis and Savin’ Up for Saturday Night last summer, My Way and Pete ‘N’ Keely in 2014, as well as music directing and performing in its productions of Riffin’ and Tappin’ and Wicked City back in 2011. Joe has acted as musical director and supervisor for numerous cabarets and workshops in New York City as well as regional productions of Guys and Dolls, Batboy, White Christmas, Best Little Whorehouse…, Smokey Joe’s Café and Grease. In 2012 he wrote the music and lyrics for and starred in the award-winning indie film musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song?. Other composer/lyricist credits include Seeking Sondheim (WVMTF, NYC, Jerron Herman lyricist), Training (Elements Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA), as well as Roulette and Dark Passenger: The Musical, which each had their first reading and workshop respectively in New York City last summer (the latter of which also featured Joe in the lead role of Dexter Morgan).

BONNIE B. BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional Stage Manager & Company Member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also a Director of more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate NY. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Recently she found herself teching two shows simultaneously on opposite sides of the mountains: Man of La Mancha at Pendragon, and My Way at The Depot.

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her third season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School.

Shout! Special Events

Celebrate Opening Night on July 1 with a toast immediately following the performance with the cast and crew, staff and board. (While the toast is free, tickets to the performance are required.)

Depot Dialogue: Join the cast and crew after the 5:00 performance on Sunday, July 10, for a moderated discussion about the show.

Full Production Information:

SHOUT!
Co-created by Philip George and David Lowenstein
Directed by Amy Griffin
With Sarah Corey, Missy Dowse, Cristina Farruggia, Krista Kurtzberg, and Ashley Sweetman
Choreography by Lexie Frare

Music Directed by Joe Schermann
Scenic Design by Bonnie B. Brewer
Lighting Design by Margaret Swick
Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Sponsored by The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation

At the Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993

July 1 – 17, 2016

ABOUT: SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. With its heart on its sleeve (and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek), SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as To Sir With Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man & Goldfinger.

CAST:

  • Orange Girl: Sarah Corey
  • Blue Girl: Missy Dowse
  • Green Girl: Cristina Farruggia
  • Red Girl: Krista Kurtzberg
  • Yellow Girl: Ashley Sweetman

CREATIVE TEAM:

  • Co-created by Philip George and David Lowenstein
  • Director: Amy Griffin
  • Choreographer: Lexie Frare
  • Music Director: Joe Schermann
  • Scenic Designer: Bonnie B. Brewer
  • Lighting Designer: Margaret Swick
  • Sound Designer: Jim Carroll
  • Back Stage Apprentice: Scarlett Moore
  • Producing Director: Kevin Cochran
  • Business Manager: Erin Harrington

PLAN YOUR VISIT

TICKETS: Tickets for Shout! The Mod Musical are $30 ($28 seniors/students) and are based on availability. A $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining our historic theatre.

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for June. As of July 1st the Box Office will be open every day, except Tuesday, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. until showtime on performance days.

shout performance calendar

PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.

For full details about the 2016 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/. The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina

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 2016 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.

Depot Theatre Receives Grants for Theatre Improvements

Depot Theatre, Westport, NY

Depot Theatre, Westport, NY

The Depot Theatre, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks, has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Charles R. Wood Foundation to improve infrastructure which will enhance the patron and artist experience.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded the Depot with a matching-grant of $16,653 to replace audience seating and carpeting in the 140 year-old building. The new seats will replace the existing 60+ year-old seats which are difficult to maintain and for which replacement parts are obsolete. New commercial grade tile carpeting will be installed throughout the seating area, as well.

“While there is a nostalgic fondness for the existing seating, we believe our patrons deserve to experience professional theatre in modern comfort. And, NYSCA agrees!” said David Howson, president of the theatre’s Board of Trustees.

The matching-grant, which is in addition to $6,000 in annual operating support from NYSCA, will also provide for dedicated accessible and companion seating sections for patrons with disabilities. The theatre will begin a campaign this summer to raise the matching funds and installation of the new seats is anticipated to be completed before the opening of the theatre’s 39th season in 2017.

“I have no doubt these new seats will be put to very good use,” said Senator Betty Little, a member of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. “We’re fortunate to have some really unique cultural assets in the North Country, including the Depot Theatre in Westport. I am grateful the New York State Council on the Arts is offering financial support to ensure this theatre remains the jewel it is so that it may be enjoyed by area residents and tourists in the years ahead.”

The Charles R. Wood Foundation has awarded the Depot Theatre with a grant of $11,000 for stage technology improvements including new lighting and sound equipment. “Though our historic venue was built in 1876, today’s theatre artists and stage technicians need state-of-the-art sound and lighting,” said Kevin Cochran, Producing Director. “I’m thrilled that the Charles R. Wood Foundation can make these upgrades possible for us.”

Located in the historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., the Depot Theatre operates under an agreement with the Town of Westport to lease the property as a theatre and art gallery. “Over the years, the Board of Trustees and staff of the Depot Theatre have been tremendous stewards of the train station,” said Ike Tyler, supervisor of the Town of Westport. “We are fortunate to have such partners who are dedicated to the preservation of both this historic building and one of the greatest arts institutions in the entire region.”

The Trustees and Staff of the theatre are grateful to NYSCA and the Charles R. Wood Foundation for their support. For more information about the Depot Theatre and the 2016 season, visit depottheatre.org.

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 2016 Season, its 38th, 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 INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson (president), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (vice president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Recchia, Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot-Shamel.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bobbi Atz, Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, John Klipper, Karen Lewis, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers and Michael Thomas.

Depot Theatre Announces its 38th Season

Westport, N.Y. – With everything from a rockin’ look at the 60’s to a Tennessee Williams classic; from a romantic Irish comedy to a musical murder mystery tour de force, the Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its 2016 main stage lineup.

Shout! — The Mod Musical, a smashing blend of swinging British pop songs, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances from the 60’s opens the season July 1st.

Next up is Outside Mullingar.  Reminding us it’s never too late to take a chance on love, this laugh-filled Irish romantic comedy provides the perfect balance of heart and drama one expects from Pulitzer prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (author of Doubt and Moonstruck).

Rounding out the season is the hit off-Broadway musical Murder for Two.  This tuneful whodunit tour de force is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

“This is a very exciting inaugural season for me at the Depot Theatre,” says new Producing Director Kevin Cochran. “From music to mystery to romance, there’s something that’s sure to delight everyone.”

As a special add-on to the season, the Depot Theatre presents a one-week engagement of Pendragon Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. This Great American play catapulted Williams to fame and is as haunting and treasured as memory itself.

The popular reading series Depot Dangereuse returns with four plays for discriminating playgoers seeking cutting-edge drama and comedy. The plays chosen are recent On or Off-Broadway critical hits, read by local and New York City-based talent.

Season subscriptions will be available for purchase in March. Single tickets go on sale to the public on June 1. For more information, updates and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.

ABOUT THE SEASON

SHOUT! – THE MOD MUSICAL

Co-created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein

July 1-17

SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. With its heart on its sleeve (and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek), SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 

By John Patrick Shanley

July 22-August 7

Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers in rural Ireland who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of John Patrick Shanley’s trademark dark humor, this tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

MURDER FOR TWO

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair

August 12-28

A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this tuneful whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. In this hilarious 90-minute show, one performer plays the detective and the second actor plays all 12 suspects. And they both play the piano! It’s a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

Special Presentation:

Pendragon Theatre presents

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

By Tennessee Williams

September 1-4

The play that catapulted Williams to fame is as haunting and treasured as memory itself. Based on elements of Williams’ own life, this classic drama moves from shimmering moments of warmth and humor to scenes of shattering heartbreak. This special 2016 Season offering is produced by the award-winning Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake.

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 2016 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.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson (president), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (vice president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Rechia, Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot Shamel.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers and Michael Thomas.

Depot Theatre Welcomes New Producing Director

Kevin Cochran joins the Depot Theatre as its new Producing Director.

Kevin Cochran joins the Depot Theatre as its new Producing Director.

The Depot Theatre is pleased to welcome Kevin Cochran as its new Producing Director.

Cochran has a wealth of experience in theatre production, having co-founded and served as the Artistic Director and CEO of the Grove Theater Center (GTC) in Southern California since 1994, and serving as Producing Artistic Director for the Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. He has also been a financial advisor to theaters across the country. Cochran graduated as a Scholar of the House in theater, design and circus arts from Yale University.

In his new role at the Depot, Cochran will define and implement the artistic mission and program goals of the Theatre in collaboration with the board and staff, and supervise artistic and technical staff and volunteers during the production season.

“I’m really looking forward to joining The Depot Theatre family,” said Cochran. “What impressed me most about the theater is its importance to the community, the quality of the artists who come to work there, and the dedication of the theater staff, board and volunteers. It will be very exciting to build upon The Depot’s many successes and help grow the organization into the future.”

“Kevin is a tremendous addition to the Depot,” said David Howson, president of the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees. “His experience and passion for live professional theatre, along with keen financial acumen, is a perfect fit for our organization. I’m confident that our audience will be drawn in by his contagious enthusiasm!”

Cochran joins Erin Harrington, the Depot’s Business Manager, who will be entering her second season in the position.

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 2016 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.