STAFF
 

Kerry Hadley, Opera House Manager
Dave Morrison, Technical Director, Facility Manager
Karina Shorten, Box Office, Promotions Assistant

 

Event Managers: Kay Henderson, Ellen Dowd, Beth Chamberlain, Kathie Kull, Barbara Karp, Juniper Purinton

 

Tech: Tom Sadowski, Paul Weintraub, Foner Curtis, Chris Lehmann, Tom Whitehead, Juniper Purinton

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies

 

Kerry Hadley, Opera House Manager
Kerry has almost thirty years of business and arts administration experience, as well as a few forays on the big stage herself!   After working in public relations and publishing in New York City, she directed marketing operations for Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, N.H.  She then became the first female executive director of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, (having first made it the largest chamber in New England).  Since moving to the Midcoast 25 years ago,  she conducted public relations for various nonprofits till becoming Opera House Manager in 2003 as a 10 hour/week sole employee!!  Kerry attended both Carnegie Mellon University and Ithaca College and has a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts.   She has fond memories of her studies abroad in London with the BBC and in Italy at Cinecitta.   Other fond memories are of directing her two boys with hundreds of other students over six years in the annual Variety show she produced at Owls Head Central School, performances in several shows for the Belfast Maskers and on the Opera House stage.  She finally made the “big time” when she appeared on the Opera House stage in 2013 in Dancing with the Stars.

In her spare time she loves to garden, play tennis, walk her eccentric dogs and sit on a beach doing absolutely nothing but listen to the waves.

 

Dave-MorrisonDave Morrison, Facility and Technical Director
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 eleven 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.

 

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. She has worked on shows with Opera Boston, Boston Lyric Opera, Scottish National Opera, and as adjunct faculty of stage management at Santa Rosa Junior College.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

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