ARVADA, CO – The Arvada for the Arts and Humanities is pleased
to welcome Anna Lydon as the as the
new Facility Coordinator/House Manager.
A Denver native, Anna has eight years of
house management experience, most recently with the Utah Shakespeare Festival
and the University of Northern Colorado Performing Arts' box office. During her time with
the Shakespeare Festival, Anna was promoted from House Assistant to House
Manager, where she dealt directly with patrons and staff, supervised the front
of house and ushers and worked closely with the stage managers to ensure
performance quality and safety. While working at the University of Northern Colorado, she was House Manager as well as the
Box Office Supervisor, where she oversaw season subscriptions and the
elementary school outreach program, trained new employees and designed
Anna recently earned a Masters of
Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare at the University of Exeter in the UK, and
graduated from the University of North Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in
Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting.
Anna not only has exceptional
experience in house management and a strong background and education in theater,
she is also very passionate about the arts outside of work and enjoys ceramics,
photography, knitting and acting. "I was attracted to this position at the Arvada Center because of the different aspects of
the arts it has to offer. I really felt that it would be the perfect fit," enthuses
With her background, experience and
skills, as well as her passion for the arts, Facility Manager John Gratkins is
looking forward to what Anna can bring to the Center. "She has everything we're
looking for in a great House Manager, and she also fits right in with the
Center and City's mission," says John. "We're very excited to have her on our
team." Welcome, Anna!
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one of the metro area's largest
cultural attractions, devoted to all aspects of the arts. It is generously
supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and
located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd.
# # #