STEVE BERRIEN AND JOHN KAVANAUGH ELECTED
TO CAPE COD CENTER FOR THE ARTS BOARD
Dennis, MA – The Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the owner/operator of the Cape Playhouse, has announced the election of Steve Berrien and John Kavanaugh to the CCCArts’ Board of Trustees.
Steve Berrien grew up in Dennis and recently moved back here with his wife, Roberta. He worked at the Cape Playhouse the summer before going off to college at Haverford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a major in English and a minor in French. He then earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and taught English at LeMoyne-Owen (an historically black college in Memphis), Smith, and Mount Holyoke. He has served as senior academic and student affairs administrator at a number of colleges, most recently Nunez Community College just east of New Orleans. As Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Cambridge School of Weston, Steve led a successful capital campaign that resulted in the construction of the Mugar Performing Arts Center, the first new building at the school in 30 years. He served as Chair of the Board of Selectmen and President of the Historical Society in Williamsburg, MA and has been a member of The College Board Regional Councils for both the New England and the Southern Regions. He also served as a Board Member for the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Kay Berrien, Steve’s mother, and her identical twin, Mitzi Peterson, owned and operated the Berrien Studio and Kaymar Gallery in New York and Dennis and were an active part of the cultural life of the town. Steve and Roberta have two children and five grandchildren.
John Kavanaugh and his wife Pattie grew up in Boston and met in high school while performing together in several theatrical productions. They have had a lifelong passion for the theater and affinity for Cape Cod. John worked professionally for many years in the investment management industry as a research analyst, portfolio manager and chief investment officer for insurance and investment advisory businesses. After more than twenty-two years with Allmerica Financial in Worcester, Massachusetts, John and Pattie retired to their home in Dennis in 2006. John currently serves as an Independent Trustee for the MFS Funds, an investment company with over $100 billion in assets based in Boston and as a Governing Member of the Independent Directors Council in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Classics and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. John and Pattie have three children and one grandchild and are active in several fundraising activities on Cape Cod.
STUDENTS NAMED RECIPIENTS OF 2011 CAPE PLAYHOUSE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
(Dennis, MA) – The Cape Playhouse ~ Cape Cod Center for the Arts is proud to announce the awarding of
2011 Cape Playhouse Scholarship Awards to Kelsey Erin Rogers and Megan Lindsey Tuschhoff, both of
Seattle, Washington. Each award includes a $250 scholarship and a Certificate of Merit.
The Cape Playhouse ~ CCCArts Scholarship Awards program is part of the Cape Playhouse Education
Initiative for ongoing outreach to students pursuing interests in the backstage technical arts of theatre.
Scholarship applicants are evaluated for demonstrated artistic achievements in the theatre, excellence of
character, and a focus and commitment to theatre.
This scholarship award is given to deserving students by the CCCArts and the Cape Playhouse, in honor of the
creative contributions of the design team of Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, whose collaboration spanned more
than fifty years and enriched the theatre arts in all its forms, and to recognize their outstanding work in the field
of scenic design at the Cape Playhouse for thirty-eight summer seasons. The scholarship award is awarded to
students pursuing higher education in the field of Scenic Design or other backstage art.
“Each year, we at the Cape Playhouse find inspiration from the talented pool of enthusiastic young applicants,”
commented Cape Playhouse Executive Managing Director Kathleen A. Fahle. “These two students are great
examples of the exciting future of theatre. We look to them and others like them to continue to bring the magic
of theater to generations to come.”
The Cape Playhouse Scholarship Award recipients
Kelsey Erin Rogers is a student at Cornish College of the Arts, pursuing a degree in Theater Arts. Kelsey has
worked as a Costume Mistress, Costume Designer, Dresser and Stitcher at Vancouver School of Arts and
Academics. She has worked as Wardrobe, Lighting and Stage Crew at Cornish College. Of working
backstage, Kelsey says, “I like the idea of being the mysterious person just outside of the spotlight. I get to be
the magician’s assistant. I hope to continue my education in the backstage arts, so that I can share the magic
of theatre with all those who sit in the audience.”
Megan Lindsey Tuschhoff is also a student at Cornish College of the Arts, pursuing a degree in Theater Arts.
Megan has worked as a Stage Manager with the Driftwood Players, Shoreline Community College and
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Megan relates a story about working on a production where everything
seemed to go wrong and what it taught her. “After all of the chaos and stress, I realized that there was nothing
else in the world that I wanted to do with my life. Knowing that I was able to love what I was doing even under
such challenging circumstances taught me that nothing would ever shatter my dedication to working in
The Cape Playhouse ~ CCCArts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education and benefit of
the public by the promotion and fostering of music, drama, horticulture and the fine arts.
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Evans Haile embraces new challenges as he completes his year commitment
& moves on from North Shore Music Theatre as Artistic Director
Having created the infrastructure, show choices, casting, steering, and completing, the Premiere Season of the newly re-opened North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts, Producing Artistic Director Evans Haile has announced his decision to move on and allow more time to focus on several projects that further his personal goal of keeping the Performing Arts a vital part of American culture. His one year commitment was completed on December 31, 2010. He still serves as Artistic Director of Cape Cod’s historic Cape Playhouse and will co-produce “Footloose” at both theatres later this year. " I am delighted to have been able to help bring back the North Shore Music Theatre, and believe when an Arts organization comes back from the brink, it is a major sign of hope for the Arts in American society. I am so appreciative of the New England audience support for the work we produced this first season. With much additional thanks to the Artists, Staff, and Crew who came together to make it happen, and who believe that even under tough circumstances, it is well worth the effort. I look forward to sharing the Cape Playhouse production "Footloose" this summer with North Shore audiences, and seeing the theatre continue on from this year's beginnings," stated Mr. Haile. Haile’s attention this season includes the upcoming 85th Anniversary Season at the Cape Playhouse. The 2011 Season marks Mr. Haile's 12th year as Artistic Director of America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre. Along with his preparing the American series of concerts, and Australian Premiere of his evening, "SalonSoiree-- an evening of Music, the Piano, Humor and the Arts" most recently performed at the YORK theatre in NYC. Last year, Haile was asked to launch and head the H.A.I.L.E. Fund. (Helping Arts in Local Education). The fund is dedicated to providing support to Public School Arts Education with 3 primary objectives: 1.Support School Arts programs that have been diminished due to economic cuts, as well as providing support to talented individuals, through financial scholarships. 2. Provide transportation opportunities to schools for Performing Arts Events held off campus. 3. Creating Master Class Opportunities for middle and high school students in all fields of the Arts. Currently Mr. Haile is working on saving another major American historic theatre, the Royal Poinciana Playhouse in Palm Beach, as well as continuing his work as a consultant for many Arts Organizations.
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