INTRODUCING OUR STAFF . . .
The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre has five staff positions – two full-time and three part-time. This team is responsible for providing the organizational infrastructure required to run the theatre and to support all program initiatives. It also supports the Board of Trustees and manages the cadre of actors and program volunteers whose contributions make the center what it is today.
BUTCH CLARK, Technical Director
Butch is the man behind the curtain at every production. In addition to designing and running sound and lights, he builds most of the sets used in the theatre. And he does all of this while holding down a full time job with the US postal service and volunteering for many other productions, concerts and public events held across his home county. Honored as the Chestertown Tea Party Grand Marshall in 2011, Butch also made his stage debut to a delighted audience at the 2011 Women Helping Women fundraiser. Here’s a secret not many people know – approximately 95% of the lighting and equipment used in the theatre is on loan from Butch Clark!
SUSAN BRITTAIN, Building and Office Manager
Susan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the theatre. This includes preparing for and managing the logistics associated with non-rental events at the theatre as well as keeping abreast of the daily maintenance needs and repairs. She also provides support to the Managing Director and Financial Consultant. She became involved with the theater in 2011 as a volunteer and is loving the change in direction her life has taken. She’s had a varied career having been involved with the construction of a number of large schooners and the restoration of the USS Constellation in Baltimore. She has worked for many Non-Profit organizations, primarily as a Boat Captain running Educational Programs on the Chesapeake Bay and in the Caribbean. She has lived in Chestertown since 2004.
The GCA’s 2014 Board of Directors:
Jim Landskroener, President
Judy Kohl, Vice President
Morgan Ellis, Secretary
Vic Pfeiffer, Treasurer
Matt Garfield, Honorary Chairman
Beth Anne Langrell
Mel Rapelyea, MD