Patti Purcell, House Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
A passion for performance and theatre all her life, Patti coordinates and facilitates growth of Center’s overall volunteer program, and oversees and evaluates all volunteer efforts related to Center programs and activities. She coordinates volunteer recruitment, maintains all volunteer record keeping, produces volunteer correspondence, and plans volunteer incentive and recognition programs. As House Manager, she facilitates all front-of-house activities: plans and coordinates volunteer activities in all public areas of the building including the theater seating area, and all lobby, performance, and ballroom spaces. Audience services include ensuring patron/guest safety and comfort, scheduling and training all house staff (ushers, ticket takers, asst. house managers, concessions and merchandising sellers, etc.) and assisting in the advance planning of all Center-sponsored and rental events. Patti serves as primary on-site host for all theatrical and performance events held in Center facilities. She works in conjunction with Center staff and all other parties involved with event logistics to ensure a seamless flow of communication and ultimately, successful events. Patti has a B.A. in Non-profit Theatre Management from Marywood University and a M.A. in Communication Arts.
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