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Saturdays
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Fax: 203.221.7482

eNewsletter Archives

Each month, Westport Country Playhouse gives our subscribers and donors a special peek behind the scenes of our productions and events with our eNewsletter. Featuring articles, interviews and pictorials, in our archives below, you will find fascinating stories about our actors, designers, staff members and community partners, covering a wide scope of topics from what goes in to building a set on our stage to how the Playhouse is helping strengthen our region, all written by our fantastic staff newsletter team. We hope you enjoy this exclusive look backstage and be sure to check back each month for the latest issue!

May 2014
First Look... at the Sing For Your Shakespeare Song List by Beth Huisking, General Manager
Sing For Your Shakespeare Cast by Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager
Other People's Money: A Special Script in Hand Benefit by Ryan Klink, Director of Marketing
Meet Simon Levy, Our New Technical Director by Chad Kinsman, Artistic & Management Coordinator

April 2014
The Connecticut / Coward Connection by Barry Day
Behind the Curtain with A Song at Twilight's Nicholas Carrière by Chad Kinsman, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Our 2014 Season Kick-Off Party in Pictures by Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager

March 2014
Welcome Back, Ryan Klink! Our Director of Marketing is Returning to WCP by Pat Blaufuss, Press Relations Manager

February 2014
WCP joins Fairfield County Community Foundation's Day of Giving by Laura Porio Silence, Institutional Giving Manager
A "Season" to Look Forward To: The 2014 Season At a Glance by Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager

January 2014
A Song at Twilight takes Mark Lamos Back to Hartford Stage by Chad Kinsman, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Dreaming of Marionettes: Marionetas de la Esquina's Sleeping Beauty by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator 

December 2013
2013 by the Numbers by Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager
'Tis the Season... to Shop Local! by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Top Ten Gifts for the Theater Lovers in Your Life by Chad Kinsman, Artistic & Management Coordinator 

November 2013
Acrobats, Jugglers, and Magicians, oh My! Circo Comedia by Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education & Community Programs
"Westport Country Playhouse. This is...": Your New Box Office Staff by Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager
Raising the Curtain on the Script in Hand Readings by Chad Kinsman, Artistic and Management Coordinator
WCP Staff Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Memories by Beth Huisking, General Manager and Contributors.

October 2013 
Behind the Curtain with Room Service's Hayley Treider 
Celebrating the Arts in Westport by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Thinking on the Fly: Part 2 by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
A Playhouse Party Just for the Kids by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator

September 2013
Behind the Curtain with Room Service's Michael McCormick 
Setting the Stage for Room Service 
Thinking on the Fly: Part 1 by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager

August 2013
Behind the Curtain with Oblivion's Aidan Kunze and Katie Broad
Spotlight on Oblivion Playwright Carly Mensch by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Honoring Phylicia Rashad by Ryan Beach, Development Coordinator
Local Arts Student Engage with Oblivion by Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education and Community Programs

July 2013
Behind the Curtain with Loot's David Manis
Harbor at New York's Primary Stages by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Making Mrs. McLeavy by Ryan Beach, Development Coordinator
Oblivion Education and Community Engagement Initiative Underway by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
An Unveiling Celebration by Alexandra Mahoney, Marketing Intern

June 2013
Behind the Curtain with Will Rogers
Meet the 2013 Woodward Interns, compiled by Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education & Community Programs
Loot: The Play that Almost Wasn't by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor
A Special Night for Script in Hand by Ryan Beach, Development Coordinator
Tales from the Archives: A Hirschfeld for a Summer Theater by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager

May 2013
Spotlight on Jayne Houdyshell
The Show-Off & Life in the 1920s by Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education & Community Programs
Kicking Off Our 2013 Season with a Block Party by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Theater Worth Sharing by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Tales from the Archives: Still Showing Off by Ryan Beach, Development Coordinator

April 2013
Behind the Curtain with Jake Robards
Enhance Your Playhouse Experience by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Spotlight on Scenic Designer Michael Yeargan by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
New Faces at the Playhouse compiled by Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education & Community Programs
Tales from the Archives: In Search of a Name

March 2013
The Life of a Production: A Journey to Opening Night by Beth Huisking, Interim Director of Marketing, & Nikki Rowell Patron Services Manager
Rediscovering Playhouse History by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Support the Playhouse: Become a Volunteer Usher by Camara McLaughlin, House & Events Manager
Scenes from the 2013 Early Bird Subscriber Sneak Peek by Beth Huisking, Interim Director of Marketing

February 2013
Mark Brokaw to Direct Oblivion by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Isn't It Romantic: Playhouse Love Stories by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Yo-Ho-Ho! A Pirates Life for Ye by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Former Playhouse Box Office Associate Cast in Broadway's Newsies by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing

January 2013
Actor Donnetta Lavinia Grays on Intimate Apparel
Revisiting Hamlet: Mark Lamos's Journey with Shakespeare's Greatest Tragedy by Camara McLaughlin, House/Events Manager
Celebrating New Partnerships by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Artistic Variations on the Playhouse by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Supervisor
Harbor Hits NYC by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing

December 2012
Mark Lamos on the 2013 Season, A Playhouse Blog Exclusive!
Spotlight on A.R. Gurney & The Dining Room by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Your Support in 2012 by Kathryn Gloor, Associate Director of Development
A Helping Hand with Habitat, compiled by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
2012 by the Numbers by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager

November 2012
The Art of the 2012 Season: An Interview with Graphic Designer Sean Pomposello by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Accolades for Annie, compiled by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Spotlight on the Audience, compiled by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing

October 2012
Behind the Curtain with Gabriel Brown
Students Shine at the Playhouse by Jennifer McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
A Raisin in the Sun: An Opportunity for Partnership by Angela Marroy Boerger, Community Engagement Coordinator
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Scene Shop Doors by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Manager

September 2012
Spotlight on the 2013 Season with Mark Lamos by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Phylicia Rashad: Her Career in Photos by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Family Festivities: From Selection to Production by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Supervisor
A Deep Look at A Raisin in the Sun by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Spot Op Perch by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator

August 2012
Spotlight on Playwright Chad Beguelin by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
2012 Season Announced! Compiled by Camara McLaughlin, House/Events Manager
A Week of Discovery by Nathan Norcross, Directing Intern
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Sheffer Rehearsal Studio by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator

July 2012
Behind the Curtain with Nadia Bowers
Annual Gala to Honor Playwright Terrence McNally by Allison Collins, Development/Events Intern
Costume Design 101 by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
A New Way to 'InteraCT' with the Playhouse by Jen McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Old Boards by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor

June 2012
The Page On Stage: Mark Lamos on The Year of Magical Thinking
Theater as a Family: An Insider's Peek at Together at the Table by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Annie Keefe's Backstage Return by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing, & Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Playhouse Welcomes 2012 Interns, compiled by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Light Booth by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor


May 2012
Behind the Curtain with Jenny Latimer
Spotlight on Maureen Anderman & The Year of Magical Thinking by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
And the Winner Is.. (A WCP e-Newsletter/ Playhouse Blog Crossover) by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Not Just Theater Worth Talking About by Jennifer McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Playhouse Nooks & Crannies: The Orchestra Pit by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor

April 2012
Behind the Curtain with Britney Coleman
From CENTERSTAGE to Our Stage: Into the Woods Arrives at WCP
Finding Harbor: A First Look by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Your Accessible Playhouse by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Going Blue for Autism Awareness by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor

March 2012
Nearly Lear: Mostly Shakespeare & Entirely Fun by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Holm by Camara McLaughlin, House/Events Manager
Playhouse Community Day: Showcasing Community Partnerships by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Celebrating Tartuffe with Alliance Française of Greenwich by Jennifer McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
The Playhouse Goes to Baltimore by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator

February 2012
Stage Struck: The Stage on Stage by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor
Homegrown Music at Dressing Room Restaurant by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Lorraine Hansberry: Young & Gifted by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
"Pinking Out" the Playhouse by Jennifer McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator

January 2012
"Bravo!" for Fairfield Museum & History Center by Jennifer McCool, Community Engagement Coordinator
Mark Lamos at Norway's Den Nye Opera by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Coordinator
Not-So-Classic Fairy Tales by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Playhouse Interns: Where Are They Now? by Camara McLaughlin, House/Event Manager

December 2011
A Theater Worth Talking About by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
Spotlight on New Playhouse Faces by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor
Helping the Playhouse Lend a Hand by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
2011: A Year in Review by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager

November 2011
Winter at the Playhouse by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
A Playhouse Family Thanksgiving by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
Donor Spotlight: Wayne Whitehill by Patricia Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager
A Special Gift from Westport DMA by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing

October 2011
Behind the Curtain with David Schramm
Twelve Nights with Shakespeare by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Spotlight on the 2012 Season by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Associate
WCP & WAC Team Up on Twelfth Night by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator

September 2011
Spotlight on B.H. Barry by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Planet Shakespeare by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
A Gala Story by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Shakespeare in Our Time by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Playhouse Partners with Housatonic Community College by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator

August 2011
Behind the Curtain with Annalee Jefferies
Celebrating Tennessee Williams by Allison Van Driel, 2011 Arts Management/Finance Intern
Spotlight on A Distant Country Called Youth with Playwright Steve Lawson by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
Wood, Williams & Westport by Martha Stout, 2011 Production/Management Intern
Honoring Bernadette Peters by Melissa Cail, 2011 Development Intern

July 2011
Behind the Curtain with Maggie Lacey
2011 Playhouse Gala Celebrates a Musical History by Melissa Cail, 2011 Development Intern
Terrence McNally: At the Playhouse & Beyond by Allison Van Driel, 2011 Arts Management/Finance Intern
Playhouse About Town by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Playhouse Turns 80 by Patricia Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager

June 2011
Behind the Curtain with Paxton Whitehead
Playhouse Welcomes 2011 Interns by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator
On Set with The Circle by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
A Dialect Coach at Work by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
A New Golden Age for Script in Hand by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager

May 2011
Growing Our Future: Young Professionals at the Playhouse by Jenn Bond Huisking, Community Relations Liaison
Spotlight on Nicholas Martin by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Maugham at the Movies by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor

April 2011
Behind the Curtain with Jeremy Peter Johnson
The Culture of Therapy  by Chad Kinsman, Patron Services Supervisor
Spotlight on Matthew Melchiorre, Production Stage Manager by David Byrd, Director of Marketing
A Week in the Life: John Mosele, Technical Director by Meghan Moorlach, Development Coordinator

March 2011
A Subscription Story by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Casting 101 by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
Spotlight on Non-Profit Theater by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Partner Spotlight: Triangle Community Center by Camara McLaughlin, House/Event Manager

February 2011
Behind the Scenes: A Virtual Tour by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing
Spotlight on the Script in Hand Series by David Kennedy, Associate Artistic Director
Community Day Returns by Nikki Rowell, Patron Services Manager
Playhouse Partners with Read to Grow by Angela Marroy Boerger, Education & Community Programs Coordinator

January 2011
Mark Lamos at Primary Stages by Marissa L. Friedman, 2011 Education Intern
Spotlight on Small Business: Castle Wine & Spirits by Camara McLaughlin, House/Event Manager
Dressing Room: Homegrown & Growing by Kim Furano, Artistic & Management Associate
Sponsor Spotlight: Cohen & Wolf by Meghan Moorlach, Development Coordinator
2010: A Year in Review by Beth Huisking, Associate Director of Marketing