Published on February 12, 2021 | Sundog Theatre Quarterly Newsletter | Written by Marjorie Hack
FROM THE EDITOR
“FERRY” FANS: GET READY TO BOARD
Rehearsal for “The Last Legal Pub in New York,” featuring director Ken Tirado, and talent: Matthew Gilleece, Israel Wasserstein, and Sheena Rodriguez.
KIDS CARRY ON
Undaunted by the need to social-distance, veteran acting coach Melissa Tierney has conducted not one, but two, seasons of acting classes for kids since last March. Musical Theatre Kids was held virtually this past summer and fall. The summer session featured 15 youngsters in “Rock of Ages,” and this past fall, 11 performed in “Radio Hour”. Coming this spring, kids in the program will stage “Spamalot” in a digital format. To enroll a child for this top-notch performing experience that begins February 27, click the button below.
SPEAKING OF SUSAN
ARTS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
Gina Policastro now handles administrative functions that support Sundog’s theatrical, touring and educational divisions. She previously worked as project manager for a top-rated photography lab in Manhattan, where she managed incoming projects and sales, major redesigns of the lab’s showroom and website, worked with clients, and fulfilled administrative functions. Having the opportunity to work for years with many high-profile photographers and artists from around the world helped hone her eye for photography and design. She has been taking pictures for over 10 years and also now serves as Sundog’s company photographer. Gina earned a bachelor’s degree in Children and Youth Studies from Brooklyn College.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ‘SUNDOG’
Sundogs are not commonplace. When the sun shines through ice crystals in the sky, a sundog appears. They generally appear in pairs, like parentheses, bookending the sun like companions – or dogs. Just as sundogs reflect the sun’s light, it is an artist’s job to reflect humankind in all its ways.
Compiled by Marjorie Hack
Susan Fenley, Executive Director
Ellen Petillo, Business Manager
Victoria Colella, Arts in Education Manager
Stephen Fehr, Technical Director
Jeannine Otis, Arts-in-Education Specialist
Gina Policastro, Administrative Coordinator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jason Walters, Board Chair