“Katie stepped up at a very difficult financial time. The organization recovered most of our losses when we were forced to take a pause for COVID-19 – but she didn’t miss a beat. We applied and received government support through the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP). Katie provided financial reports including projected losses for foundation and national grants. Most importantly, she is leading the charge to nimbly move through a variety of budgeting scenarios that will allow us to reopen our doors as soon as possible,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director. “It’s the title she deserves. It’s the job she is doing.”
“We are so pleased to promote Katie to this new role. As the first Managing Director, she will bring a wealth of theatre experience to the position,” adds David Welden, President of Aurora Theatre Board of Directors. “She is the ideal individual to walk alongside Anthony and Ann-Carol, leading us as we expand into the new Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center.”
Katie Pelkey has worked with the team at Aurora Theatre for 13 years, serving in a variety of roles including General Manager, Company Manager, Resident Stage Manager and Educational Resources Associate. During her time at Aurora Theatre, she created the highly successful Stage Management and Costume Apprentice Company program that operates simultaneously with Aurora’s Acting Apprentice Company program. For over a decade, Pelkey served as Production Stage Manager for New Plays for Young Audiences, a prestigious Theatre for Young Audiences summer staged reading series based at New York University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from New York University with a minor in Dramatic Literature.
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