Eventide Theatre Company is built on the hard work of our volunteers. Without them we couldn’t bring you the high- quality, thought-provoking theater you’ve come to expect from us.
One of our most trusted volunteers is Sally Stratman, our House Manager. Since 2014, Sally’s made sure that our audiences have the most comfortable experience possible. She’s present at almost every production, from start to finish – and doesn’t miss a thing!
We asked Sally how she came to Eventide and what she loves most about her work with the theater. Here’s what she had to say:
“I have been involved in theater as an actress and as offstage support for over 50 years, since my college days. A good friend, Kay DeFord, enticed me to become involved with Eventide Theatre Company six years ago and I just stuck with it.”
“To me, a theater production is a truly collective effort. Everyone is important, from the ushers to
the leading roles and director. It doesn’t happen unless everyone does their part. I like being House Manager because I can do it well, I think. I am an efficient organizer, I pay attention to details, and I want to see the production play out as professionally as we can make it.”
“There is a great satisfaction in having been part of a good run. I think Little Prince was the first production I saw at Eventide. The quality of the productions has been, I think, tremendous for community theater but a couple of shows have been particularly memorable. Yours, Anne stands out, in my mind, as does The Dining Room, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Assassins. The last was tough to arrange the sandwich board signs, though. I ran out of S’s! I have enjoyed working with Eventide and I’m looking forward to a new live season!”
Thank you Sally, for all you do for Eventide!