Archive for the ‘Staff Interviews’ Category
Get to know CSC's Education Manager, Kathleen Dorman! How long have you been at CSC? I started as an intern when I was in grad school at NYU. This will be my 5th season! Tell us about what you do on a daily basis: I work with teachers to coordinate in-school workshops and student matinees, and I create curriculum, study guides, and other materials for our education programs. I also recruit, train and manage our fabulous team of interns and teaching artists! What did you do prior to joining CSC? I worked as a teaching artist in schools all over NYC and Boston; I was also the site director of several different after school and summer camp programs. What has been your favorite CSC production to work on? I loved TWELFTH NIGHT – I thought the energy of that production really exemplified the mission of the Young Company (young actors inspiring young audiences.) What is your favorite classical work? As luck would have it, MACBETH – this season's Young Company production! I'm very excited. What do you like to do in your free time? I’m a runner – right now I'm training for my 6th marathon (NYC on 11/4.) I'm hoping to beat my current personal best time of 3:58:20. What is your favorite color? Cerulean – when I was a kid I thought it was pronounced “chlorine” which made sense to me, as pool water is generally blue. What is your favorite book? James Joyce’s Ulysses. Anytime I pick it up, I find something new. Favorite neighborhood spot? There’s a great Steelers bar on University between 10th and 11th called Reservoir – you’ll find me there every Sunday during football season!
Get to know the staff here at Classic Stage Company! First up, meet our new Audience Services Manager, Gina Cimmelli. How long have you worked at CSC? I started as a freelance House Manager in 2009 and became a full time employee in September. Tell us about what you do on a daily basis. I am here for the customers. A friendly face to help sell tickets, book memberships, reserve group sales, and arrange accessible seating. I’m in the box office Monday through Saturday to answer any and all questions. Also if you’re looking to usher for a performance, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. What did you do prior to joining CSC? I worked for the Tribeca Performing Arts Center as the Senior House Manager, where I worked on numerous dramas, musicals, & dance performances. My favorite project with TPAC was the Tribeca Film Festival. What has been your favorite CSC production to work on? I really enjoyed working on Venus in Fur. It has such an amazing script and the audiences were never disappointed by a performance. I also enjoyed Three Sisters last season. The cast was so dedicated and strong. What is your favorite classical work? I’m a fan of anything Shakespeare or Molière. What do you like to do in your free time? I am a musician. I perform with my band Gina’s Picture Show up and down the east coast. Stop by and visit us at ginaspictureshow.com. What’s your favorite CSC neighborhood hang out spot and why? I love going to the farmers market in Union Square on the weekends. The local treats are delicious. Though to be honest, I come in for Everyman Espresso even on my days off! Their drinks are amazing and the double chocolate chip cookies are the best medicine for a busy day! What is your favorite color? Blueberry! Looks just like the food, but sadly doesn’t smell as nice. What is your favorite book? Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, although I am very partial to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.