SCITUATE MARINER – A Scituate woman will be working behind the scenes at The Company Theatre.
Carolyn Kennedy of Scituate was recently named as its first general manager. In her new role, she aims to support the theater’s mission of providing quality affordable theatrical entertainment and performing arts education to the entire region.
The theater’s founding artistic team of Zoe Bradford, Jordie Saucerman and Michael Joseph created the position in response to the theater’s growing educational, theatrical and special event programming.
When Kennedy learned of the position, she saw herself in the role. Her background includes undergraduate studies in theater arts at Emerson College.
“I’ve always loved theater and have sought to combine that passion in my career,” she said in an announcement. “It has been my dream to have a role in giving the gift of theatre to children in underserved communities. I look forward to the opportunity to pursue that goal as part of my new position.”
Kennedy had qualifying experience as founder and producer of “The Folding Players,” an organization that brought theater programming to children in elementary schools throughout the Boston area. She also has a background in business, marketing and management.
“Given the current trend in our growth and continued expansion of educational programs, it is vital for us to add a general manager to our team,” Bradford said. “Carolyn’s incredible community outreach work on the South Shore immediately indicated that she would be a great fit for our organization.”