It is with both excitement and a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you all that I am resigning
from my position as the Director of Education of The Young Company. I have been offered an
incredible opportunity to grow as an educator, administrator, and person and I am ready for that
challenge. My last day will be Saturday, May 22nd at the conclusion of our Spring Shakespeare
production of Macbeth.
The Young Company has been my home since my first Summer Festival as a student in 2008.
Who knew following a boy I had a crush on to a theatre festival would change my world forever?
I cannot even begin to properly describe how amazing it has been to be a part of this community
and grow as an artist and a person alongside so many of you throughout the many years I’ve
been involved. The Young Company is simply the best place in the world and I am so incredibly
lucky to have been trusted to lead and learn with you all.
This will be the first summer that I don’t spend in Stoneham with The Young Company since
2008. Which is sort of wild, right?! That said, I know you will be in trusted and capable hands of
the Interim Education Director: Stephen Zubricki. He is an amazing educator, a Young Company
alum, and has already worked multiple Summer Festivals, including work as the Education
Assistant. I can’t wait to see what you all accomplish this summer and I can’t wait to be there
opening weekend to cheer you all on from the balcony!
My next journey will take me to North Cambridge as the Director of Steve and Kate’s Camp. I
am so excited for this opportunity to continue to grow and I know you will all be cheering me on.
I will take with me the incredible lessons you have all taught me over the last 13 years.
This has been one of the hardest decisions of my life. I will miss being here with you all more
than I can put to words right now. But life, like a good rehearsal, is about taking risks and
I do have to give two quick distinct shoutouts to Caitlin Lowans and Weylin Symes who trusted
me more than I ever trusted myself. They took me under their wings and helped me develop by
allowing me to dive head first into everything, regardless of my age or experience. Their
mentorship means the absolute world to me.
Lastly, I want to thank The Young Company: every staff member, every artist, every family
member, and every student for sharing these amazing 13 years with me. For helping me make
good theatre. For helping me become a good person.
That’s all for now!
Keep making good theatre! Keep being good people!
And KEEP EATING SNACKS!