Depot Theatre makes the call on new managing director

Angel Wuellner is the new managing director at the depot Theatre in Westport.

Angel Wuellner is the new managing director at the depot Theatre in Westport.

— The Adirondacks’ professional theatre company, the Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the addition of Angel Wuellner as its new Managing Director.

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

Wuellner has been working in the theatre industry for the past twenty years, as an administrator, stage manager, director, and actor. Most recently, Angel worked at Actors' Equity Association in the Auditions Department. She has worked with The Vineyard Theatre (NYC), Clarence Brown Theatre, Actors Co-op, Tennessee Stage Company, and Smoky Mountain Shakespeare Festival. Angel is the founder of PromCon, an organization that collects prom dresses for underprivileged young women. She is a proud 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,” Wuellner said. “And I’m prepared to hit the ground running as we launch into an exciting 2012 season.”

The Depot Theatre Managing Director provides active 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,” McCormick said. “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, her partner Dave and their dog Abby are happy to be making the move from New York City to the Adirondacks. “This opportunity is a win-win for us,” said Wuellner. “A terrific new career in a unique and wonderful theatre that just happens to be located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”

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

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