Introducing Amanda Klein!
We are very excited to introduce our newest Theatre On The Ridge (formerly Theatre 3×60) team member – Amanda Klein! Amanda is joining us as our Summer Company Manager, through the support of WorkInCulture’s Work Placement program for the Arts and Culture Sector. This program is a full-time, six month contract that allows Amanda to oversee all of our 2018 summer theatre festival productions and events under the mentorship of the company’s Artistic Director and General Manager, Carey Nicholson.
Amanda is no stranger to theatre in Durham Region, growing up in Oshawa, having been a member of Oshawa Little Theatre’s Youth Group for several years before graduating from Eastdale Collegiate where she also participated in school productions. Her love of theatre production began while involved as a cast member for two Borelians Community Theatre productions in 2007 and 2009 – Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan, where she could be found helping stage management with backstage organization between her onstage scenes. Following high school, Amanda moved out east to pursue technical theatre production at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since completing her post-secondary education, Amanda has been employed annually at Grandbank Theatre Festival, Gros Morne Theatre Festival and Opera on the Avalon.
For Amanda, the opportunity to work professionally in Durham, and with Theatre On The Ridge was a key incentive in applying for the position of Summer Company Manager. “Since beginning my professional theatre career in Newfoundland I have been searching for opportunities that would bring me back to my home in the Durham region. Since returning to the area in 2016, Theatre 3×60 (now Theatre On The Ridge) has been the driving force behind my wanting to stick around. It is refreshing to see a group of artists that understand and value skills in all areas of the theatre world – and who are actively working to support and expand those skills for the future. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue my career while also learning and growing with such a fantastic company and team!”
Amanda has been on the job since mid February and is already proving an invaluable asset to the company as preparations and pre-production for the 2018 summer season get well underway. “Amanda coming onboard speaks to so much of what we are about – providing professional development and work opportunities for theatre artists right here in Durham”, says Ms. Nicholson. “We are so fortunate have her with us to oversee the summer festival, which is becoming such an exciting event!”
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