Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Depot Theatre Welcomes New Managing Director

The Adirondacks’ professional theatre company, the Depot Theatre, has announced the addition of Angel Wuellner as its new Managing Director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angel into our theatre family,” said George Davis, president of the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees. “She was a standout in the executive team’s national search, with ample industry experience and terrific energy.”

Wuellner has worked in the theatre industry for the past twenty years, as an administrator, stage manager, director, and actor. Most recently, she worked at Actors’ Equity Association in the Auditions Department. She has also worked with The Vineyard Theatre (NYC), Clarence Brown Theatre, Actors Co-op, Tennessee Stage Company, and Smoky Mountain Shakespeare Festival. Wuellner is the founder of PromCon, an organization that collects prom dresses for underprivileged young women. She is a graduate of NYU’s Performing Arts Administration Masters’ Program and of Northern Kentucky University’s theatre department.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and working with all of the amazing artists that perform with the Depot Theatre, as well as the members of the Depot’s loyal audience,” said Wuellner. “And I’m prepared to hit the ground running as we launch into an exciting 2012 season.”

The Depot Theatre Managing Director provides leadership, management and execution of all business-related activities of the Depot Theatre including operations, finance, marketing and fundraising. The Managing Director position is one of a two-person executive staff partnership, complementing longtime Artistic Director Shami McCormick, who is responsible for defining and implementing the artistic mission and program goals of the theatre.

“Angel has a very thoughtful and respectful understanding of the synergistic quality of a great theatrical experience in which ALL elements – artists, technicians, board members, staff, managers and audience – work together to create a communal experience that is transformative,” said McCormick. “I know she’ll be a wonderful addition to the team, and a tremendous ambassador for the Depot within the community and throughout the region.”

Wuellner is set to begin work at the Depot on April 2. In the meantime, she will be making the move from New York City to the Adirondacks.

The Depot Theatre’s 2012 season will include the world premiere bluegrass musical “Careless Love”; the fast-paced comedic re-telling of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale “The Hound of the Baskervilles”; a cotton candy of a 1950‘s musical with “The Marvelous Wonderettes”; “Real Women Have Curves”, the heart-warming comedy of five full-figured women trying to grasp the American Dream, plus a full season’s worth of mid-week and special events.

For more information, season subscriptions, tickets and a complete schedule, contact the Box Office at 518.962.4449 or visit depottheatre.org.

Photo: Angel Wuellner, new managing director at the Depot Theatre in Westport (provided).

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