During the month of October 2011, Marci Paolucci earned the top spot with 196 volunteer hours donated to the Playhouse.
During this month, she rehearsed and performed the role of "A" in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.
She was last seen on stage at Weathervane during the 2009-2010 season in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Italian American Reconciliation. Marci has been performing in the Northeastern Ohio area for 25 years in more than 80 productions for both professional and community theater companies, including Actors' Summit, Coach House Theatre, Cesear's Forum, KSU Stark, Magical Theatre Company, National Parks Association, Queen Bee Productions, Stan Hywet, Stow Players and Weathervane. Among her favorite roles are Eleanor in The Lion in Winter (Coach House Theatre – Best Production/Best Actress 2002), and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (KSU Stark Theatre 2011). She lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband, Roland Paolucci.
September, August and July 2011
Jason Bryan Maurer was Weathervane's Volunteer of the Month for September 2011 (with 110.5 hours), August 2011 (with 135 hours) and July 2011 (with 92 hours) — all of his time logged in service to Weathervane Playhouse.
During these months, Jason served as the Stage Manager of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, as the Assistant Stage Manager for 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, and as co-designer of lighting of Three Tall Women. Jason previously played the role of Louis the longshoreman in Weathervane's production of A View from the Bridge, which was on stage last season. He has been involved with the performing arts since his high school days but in the intervening years had taken a brief hiatus from acting to do more of a behind-the-scenes role with a few small theater companies. Last December, he directed the Ohio premiere of Dear Harvey for a staged reading at First Grace Arts in Akron.
June and May 2011
Todd Dieringer was Weathervane's Volunteer of the Month for June 2011 (with 117.5 hours) and May 2011 (with 182 hours) — all of his time logged in service to Weathervane Playhouse.
During these months, Todd served as the properties designer for Weathervane's production of Pippin.
Todd has been a dependable backstage partner for many years at Weathervane Playhouse. He co-designed the properties for The Wedding Singer in 2010 and he served as the scenic designer for three of our productions (The Sisters Rosensweig in 2007, Children of a Lesser God in 2008 and Man of La Mancha in 2009). In addition to designing, Todd also helps to build things in our scene shop and he serves as the chair of the properties department on our Production Board. Todd, a resident of Wadsworth, shares his passion for theater with his father, Roger, who also volunteers backstage. By day, Todd serves as systems administrator for the admissions office at the University of Akron. Says Todd, "Theater is a communal art, and I am proud to be part of the Weathervane community -- my second family."
Marie Smith was Weathervane's Volunteer of the Month for March 2011 with a total of 196 volunteer hours. During this month, she rehearsed for and performed the role of Beatrice in the Mainstage Series production of A View from the Bridge.
Prior to assuming the role of Beatrice, she was perhaps best remembered by Weathervane audiences for her portrayal of Emma Goldman in Ragtime. Marie has performed with Weathervane’s Not-Ready-for-Mainstage Players at several annual Chanticleer Awards and she also played the role of the Prima Donna in Weathervane’s 75th anniversary-party performance of The Bathroom Door. An avid performer both in stage shows and interactive mysteries, she has performed at such venues as PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, CAMEO (Cooperative Alliance of Medina Entertainment Organizations) in Medina, the Players Guild Theatre in Canton, TrueNorth Cultural Arts in Lorain County and Cassidy Theatre in Parma Heights. Marie has also taught theater-enrichment classes for Weathervane through its participation in the Akron After School Program. She also owns and operates her own travel agency, MAS Getaways.
Pamela Parks Costa donated 94.25 volunteer hours during February 2011, serving as the co-designer of properties for the Young Actor Series production of Art of Deduction: Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes.
Pamela also worked on creating the props for our productions of Quilters, Seussical: The Musical, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Perfect Wedding, Ragtime and The Frog Prince. Before bringing her talents to Weathervane, she and her husband, Al, spent about seven years assisting in the creation of musicals at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. She is the mother of two grown daughters and three lively grandchildren, all of whom make her beam proudly.
Dr. Gina Glenn, M.D. was Weathervane's Volunteer of the Month in January 2011, earning the top spot with 127 volunteer hours donated to the Playhouse.
During this month, she rehearsed and performed her role as Lily Ann Green in Crumbs from the Table of Joy.
This production in the Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater marked Gina's theatrical debut. Gina was born in Cleveland and is now employed as a physician for Summa Health System. She resides in Fairlawn and has four children.
Julia "J. J." McAdams donated 80 volunteer hours to the Playhouse during December 2010. She served as both the assistant stage manager and the properties designer for the 2010 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Hannah Conkle donated 87.5 volunteer hours to the Playhouse during November 2010. She served as the stage manager for the 2010 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Harriet DeVeto donated 74 volunteer hours to the Playhouse during October 2010. She played the role of Sara Turing in our production of Breaking the Code.