Glass Mind Theatre Welcomes Five New Members

Glass Mind Theatre Welcomes Five New Members

Glass Mind Theatre is making some exciting changes! The company is sad to have had to say goodbye to some members this year who are moving on to do pursue amazing new opportunities. However, Glass Mind is proud to announce the addition of five new company members - thereby growing the company by over 100%.

In the past year, the company has bid farewell to many long-term members. Founding Artistic Director Andrew Peters is pursuing his M.F.A. in Directing at DePaul University in Chicago. Another founding member, Alexander Scally, has decided to focus on creating his own work, which recently was on display at BOOM Theatre's Brave New Works Festival. Former Event Director Peter Blaine moved to Houston to be closer to family and C-Mo Molloy is the Artistic Director of Maryland Playback Ensemble, and marketing PBR and Natty Boh all around Baltimore. The company couldn't be happier for these former members, supports them in every one of their future artistic endeavors, and truly wishes them nothing but the best.

Friday June 6, during the traditional Bohst (Natty Boh toast) following the Opening Night performance of Glass Mind's RSVP, the company announced the five new additions to the Glass Mind family.

Joining Liz Galuardi, Lynn Morton, and Sarah Weissman, the new company members are:

Jessica Ruth Baker, Technical Director - Baker has worked with Glass Mind since the company's very first production, Brainstorm Vol. 1, produced in 2010. Since then she has worked with Glass Mind on several shows, in a variety of capacities. She managed costumes and set for the current production of RSVP , shortly after playing Kate in The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret.

Sam Hayder, Development Director - Hayder's first production with the company was the recent The All- American Genderf*ck Cabaret, where he played Benji. By day, Hayder works as the Foundation and Government Development Coordinator at WETA.

Jesse Herche, Production Manager - Herche also worked on Glass Mind's premiere production, Brainstorm Vol. 1, and has participated in several productions throughout the years. He served as the Production Manager for the current production of RSVP , directly after doing so for The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret.

Kate Smith-Morse, Resident Stage Manager - Smith-Morse began working with Glass Mind on this season's opener, Fallbeil, and is the stage manager for RSVP. She has stage managed several productions in the area, and has worked with Single Carrot Theatre and The Rude Mechanicals (in Greenbelt, MD).

Ann Turiano, Literary Manager - Turiano made her Baltimore directorial debut on the company's current production of RSVP. She played Masha in Glass Mind's A House, A Home, Ben Hoover's adaptation of Three Sisters. Turiano has a background in dramaturgy and received her M.A. in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

In short, Glass Mind Theatre as it now stands is as follows (listed alphabetically):

Jessica Ruth Baker, Technical Director
Liz Galuardi, Director of Special Projects
Sam Hayder, Development Director
Jesse Herche, Production Manager
Lynn Morton, Managing Director
Kate Smith-Morse, Resident Stage Manager
Ann Turiano, Literary Manager
Sarah Weissman, Marketing and Communications Director

Learn more about our new Company Members, and the company in general, at www.glassmindtheatre.com.

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