Opera House Staff

Dave Morrison, Opera House Manager, Facility Manager
Juniper Purinton, Technical Director
Karina Shorten, Box Office, Promotions Assistant

Event Managers: Barbara Karp, Libby Schrum, Beth O’Connor

Tech: Tom Sadowski, Paul Weintraub, Foner Curtis, Mike Whitehead

Dave Morrison, Opera House Manager

As a young man Dave played in bands in Boston and New York City.  He has worked at the Hard Rock Café in Manhattan, and was the Assistant Director of Operations for the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers NY.  Dave has published thirteen collections of poetry.

Joining our staff in 2004, Dave has overseen upgrades to the sound and theater light systems, the restoration of our 1928 Steinway grand piano, and the installation of a state-of-the art film system.

Juniper Purinton, Technical Director

Juniper Purinton is the Opera House Technical Director. Before returning to Maine she was the General Manager of the Taos Community Auditorium  in New Mexico.  Juniper brings expertise in sound, theater lighting, and film/video to the COH (and is a skilled welder!).

Karina Shorten, Opera House Assistant and Box Office Manager

Karina comes to the Opera House from a background in operatic stage management and video production.    Karina’s stage management career spans from Boston to California, and as far afield as Scotland. In Scotland Karina also received a Masters of Science  in Social Anthropology studying the relationship between politics, history, memory, and violence in central Africa. In her spare time Karina enjoys competitive powerlifting, farming, and spending time with her two young children.