The Depot Theatre is committed to providing professional theatrical productions and outreach services to the Adirondack region and to creating a vibrant, nurturing artistic home for diverse theatre artists where they can further develop their craft.
Kent Burnham* (Rory O’Rourke) is very excited to back at The Depot, having appeared in Almost, Maine in 2009. Recent credits include Wittenberg, Orphans, Awake and Sing, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Tempest, Of Mice and Men, and Night of the Iguana.
Here's a picture of the gang on the set of Living Together (it's not done yet!) Pictured: Charlie Jicha (Scenic), Atlas Manning (Tech Assistant), David Howson (Research Project Coordinator), Kate Imboden (Research Project Assistant), Tammi Miller (Assistant Stage Manager), Robert Norman (Technical Director), Kelly Fayton (Assistant Technical Director), Gary Burlew (Lighting Designer). There are more people, but they were busy elsewhere...
Jeff Foote (BUCK) is excited to be a part of the NY premiere of Riffin & Tappin. This marks Jeff’s debut at the Depot. Regional credits include Hairspray, Ragtime, Lady Be Good and Man Who Came To Dinner at Surflight Theater. He was also a ensemble member in 42nd Street with Jersey Shore Entertainment in Reno, NV and played Sammy Davis Jr. in “Tribute To The Rat Pack”.
IT ALL STARTED WITH THE BUILDING. The Depot Theatre was founded in 1979 by Carol Buchanan, former President of the Westport Historical Society, which maintained stewardship over the historic Westport train station. The Historical Society saw the potential for cultural activity in the partially renovated D&H train station, and decided to begin presenting theatre in the space. They turned to a unique funding solution to accomplish that goal: Wednesday Night Bingo. Initially this venture raised the tidy sum of nearly $3,000.
Kim Rielly (President) Kim Rielly is a lifelong resident of Westport, and the director of communications for the Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the private, not-for-profit accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting the Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, Schroon Lake and Whiteface regions of the Adirondacks. She is proud to add the Depot Theatre to the list of outstanding experiences that she is privileged to represent and promote.
Beth Glover (Vice-President) Beth Glover is a professional actress, singer and director who lives in NYC. She fell in love with The Depot and The Adirondacks 14 years ago. Her credits include Broadway national tours, TV commercials, independent films, regional theatres, etc. Favorite roles include: Big Edie/Little Edie in the first regional production of Grey Gardens for which she won the San Francisco Bay Area Best Actress Award; Adelaide in Guys & Dolls at the Depot among others; Ellie in the World Premiere of The Good Girl is Gone. Complete credits BethGloverActress.com. Beth is proud to serve on The Board of the Depot Theatre.
John Klipper (Treasurer) John Klipper was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to the Board of the Romanian-American Enterprise Fund (RAEF) and was subsequently elected president and CEO of the Fund. RAEF was a $50 million fund set up by the U.S. Congress to help Romania in its transition to a free-market economy. The original $50 million were parlayed into approximately $150 million which will constitute the endowment of a recently established foundation called the Romanian-American Foundation. Mr. Klipper is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Balkan Accession Fund, a €110 million private equity fund, and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Emerging Europe Accession Fund. Both funds are private equity funds and invest in Southeast Europe, including Turkey.