Magical Theatre Company
one has ever become poor by giving.”
— Anne Frank
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Hearing the vocal reactions of young audiences in the
theatre. Sometimes it’s the giggling and laughter of the little ones;
sometimes it’s the take-your-breath-away silence from older kids as they
are stunned by a moment onstage.
What made you choose/led you to a career in
It’s not enough to pay the light bill. Children need the arts and the
artists need to be paid. Without their craft and training, the mission
Tell us about a memorable event/grant
request/gift solicitation/donor experience.
We had three alums of our programs - two of whom are now teaching
theatre and music, and one who is studying it in college – give brief
testimonials to a foundation about how Magical Theatre Company changed
their lives. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
What is the best piece of career advice
you've received and who gave it to you?
My dad gave me the best career advice, although I didn’t know it was
career advice at the time. He’d always tell me, “Go ahead and ask.
What’s the worst they can say? ‘No.’ Then you’re no worse off than you
What has been your most noteworthy
professional accomplishment so far?
Resurrecting a dying theatre company. It would have been easier to start
one from scratch.
Why is AFP important to you?
I learn so much and the members are very generous with their knowledge
What is the most thoughtful gift you've ever
In his last days, my dad gave me his pocket watch, which was a gift from
What are you currently reading?
Take Time for Paradise: Americans and Their Games by A. Bartlett
What is something people would be surprised
to learn about you?
I’m a lousy singer, but can grill a great pizza.
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