Describe what you do for Portland Opera
I follow up the budget of the shows and expenses of each department involved in a show (set, costumes, props, lights...). I also prep the payroll for stagehands and the payments for the artists and artistic staff.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Always wanted to work in theater. I worked for 12 years with a French children's theatre company (Tamerantong!). And I still am (though in a different position...).
In my free time, you can usually find me...
Writing a children play for the company in France.
What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?
I'm really proud of the shows we're putting out there. Recently, I'd say The Central Park Five. I'm proud of the work that Portland Opera has done to move in a new direction and to really talk/address topics that we don't usually associate with opera. This is something I'm proud and grateful to be a part of.
What's your favorite Portland coffee shop, brewery, cidery, or winery?
Carnelian Coffee (closer to where I used to live).
Do you have hike/park/scenic view in Oregon that inspires you?
So many! But i kayaked at Clear Lake. Absolutely Gorgeous!
What's your favorite season in Portland/why?
Fall for the colors....
What is the most interesting/unusual job you've ever had?
Well, in that field this position is not unusual, but I used to be stage manager-assistant director for a touring children theater company in France (with kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods). Not anything you'd see here, a little more rock n'roll but the shows were amazing and we went everywhere in France, also toured in Switzerland, Italy, Mexico.... Very rewarding!