Twins Talk Theatre

Twins Cynthia Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone host a weekly podcast talking to the people behind the curtains. Take a trip back stage to learn what it takes to put on a production: design process, music study and execution, paperwork, meetings, management, unions, and all the excitement backstage that the audience doesn’t get to see. Enjoy the show!

045 - Elise Sandell

July 20th, 2018

This week we had the pleasure to interview Elise Sandell who worked as the Assistant Director with Cindy on Portland Opera's "Faust".  Elise started at Barrington High School  wanting to be an actor but soon found her love of back stage.  She received her BFA from Webster University in Stage Management and soon after got a fellowship with Opera America.  There has been no stopping her since then!  UNTIL NOW!  Her traveling life of an Opera Director is coming to an end as she has announced this is her #farewelltour.  Don't worry, there is a still a chance to see her amazing work as she will be headed back to Portland Opera to do La Traviata then to Florida Grand Opera to do Motzart's "The Marriage of Figaro".


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