Cotuit Center for the Arts has announced several staffing changes in 2021. The center has been working with a reduced staff due to COVID-19.
“When our partial staff was re-engaged in May of 2020 we developed a new leadership team,” said David Kuehn, the center’s executive director. “This approach was necessary to navigate the COVID-19 era as well as plan for a post-COVID new reality. Several positions and responsibilities have been shifted and I am excited to announce the new areas of responsibility.”
Jason Mellin, formerly box office manager, has been promoted to associate director of programming and production, overseeing theater, concert and special event management on campus. Ira Mendoza, formerly front of house, concessions and volunteer manager, has been promoted to patron services manager, taking over responsibilities of the box office. Margeaux Weber, formerly development associate, has been promoted to director of development.
The leadership team includes Christine Ernst as director of education and Kim Baker as associate director of administration. The 2021 staff also includes Daniel Fontneau as graphic designer, Annie Labins as content creator, L. Michelle Law as exhibitions specialist and Kim Zaniboni as development assistant.
While there has been no theater production on the center’s main stage as of late, the center is offering both in-person and online classes.
Running on consecutive Tuesdays through February 16, the center is presenting “Cotuit Cocktail Hour: The Broadway Edition with Sara Sneed and Misao Koyama.”
In these short, livestreamed concerts, Ms. Sneed will share some of her favorite songs from “My Fair Lady,” “Hadestown,” “The Music Man,” “She Loves Me,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and more.
Ms. Sneed will be familiar to center audiences for her past performances, including “Mary Poppins” and “Man of La Mancha.”
The programming is free, and donations are welcome. Proceeds will be divided between the center and the performing artists. All performances will be viewable on the center’s Cotuit on Demand YouTube Channel.
The gallery at the center is also open. “We Are Cape Cod: Portraits of Cape Codders by Cape Codders” will be on view beginning Saturday, February 6, through Saturday, March 20.