Thursday, November 19, 2015

Meet Kelly Richards, Our New House & Events Manager

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

Although our 2015 mainstage season is over, the Playhouse is still buzzing with activity as we get ready for many upcoming community and rental events. With that in mind, it's our pleasure to welcome our newest staff member, House & Events Manager Kelly Richards.

If you're planning on attending our upcoming Script-in-Hand Playreadings, Family Festivities shows, or any number of community events in the coming months, chances are that you'll see Kelly ringing our famous cow bell to signal the start of each performance.

We had a few moments to sit down with Kelly and get to know her better. If you see her at an upcoming show or event, please help us welcome her to the Playhouse!

Where were you before starting at the Playhouse? 

I was the Director of Patient Relations at a dental practice in the Prudential Tower in Boston.

What interested you about working at the Playhouse?

I have always been involved in theater, was a theater major in college and did some work in LA for a few years. Was looking to leave dentistry (which was never a dream!!) and get back to doing something I cared about!

What is your favorite thing about working at the Playhouse so far?

Being in the off-season I have seen a lot of community involvement with the Family Festivities series and rentals we have had here. It’s nice to see such a great relationship between our community and the Playhouse.

What are you most looking forward to at the Playhouse? What are your goals for the coming year?

I am looking forward to the new season and really getting to be able to be in the house with the patrons and have the feeling of theater again!!!

If you could rename your position based on your first few weeks, what would you call it?

Honestly, the events I have managed so far have basically run themselves….so I would say Events Onlooker :-)

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