Glove Theatre Hires Staff, Embarks on a 5-year Strategic Plan,
and Expands Diversity in Programming
GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK –October 5, 2022– The Glove Theatre announces the hiring of two staff members, who are working to produce programming, secure grants, and expand marketing as well as partnerships within the performing arts venue after a period of dormancy and pandemic closure. Michael Maricondi, General Manager, was hired in July, and Jennifer Harder, Arts Administrator, in September. Both Maricondi and Harder are graduates of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, receiving their BFA degrees in Drama, and have performed and produced theatre around the world.
Maricondi is an accomplished performer and composer who has written numerous musicals, and is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Trust Your Gut Productions, which produces civic-minded youth musicals. One of his former students is Linedy Genao, who is slated to star in Andrew Llyod Webber’s “Bad Cinderella” on Broadway in early 2023. Mardicondi has been the lead teaching artist for Glove Summer Academy since 2021, and currently runs both the weekly Love The Glove Film Series and monthly Whoopie Cushion, a Vaudeville-style variety show, of which he is also director. Prior to becoming GM, he served on the Board of Directors as co-chair of the Production Committee and inaugural chair of the Education Committee, where he helped to establish the above staple programs.
Harder was based in NYC for many years while touring with bands and shifted into remote management positions after moving upstate in 2018. She served as Director of Operations for a Brooklyn-based toy company, Finance Manager for a Louisville, KY film/theatre production company, and was Operations Manager for the resident chamber orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She is currently the Director of Finance for a public relations company based in LA and has been seen around town playing trumpet with various groups.
“Both Maricondi and Harder were strong candidates for the General Manager position we interviewed for this past spring, while Marcondi’s strong technical skills as Lighting and A/V Director would serve the Glove well as GM, with the board approval, we allocated additional funding for Harder to serve in the capacity of marketing and fundraising.” says James Hannahs, President of the Board.
Looking ahead, the Board of Directors is taking a proactive approach in the restoration and sustainability of the building. The Glove Theatre will partake in NYSERDA’s Green Jobs – Green New York Energy Study to analyze opportunities in more efficient ways to lower energy costs. Additionally, over the next few months, they will be finalizing their five-year Strategic Plan that will guide the staff and Board on overall goals and objectives focusing on operations, facilities, programming, community engagement, and fundraising.
As a result of the new hires, strategic planning and active program scheduling, there has been an uptick in volunteer and attendee interest. So far this year, there have been more than 1400 attendees with almost 500 volunteer hours logged. With more programming and community events slated for later this year and into 2023, the first full season in many years is underway.
The Glove Theatre is also included in the City of Gloversville’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Round V award asking for $1.96MM of the $10MM total award for capital improvements to the theatre’s 50,000 sq. ft. blueprint. Renovation plans include fly loft and system, lighting upgrades, balcony restoration, HVAC and infrastructure improvements, and interior wall repairs.
Hannahs states “In addition to traditional theatrical performances taking place over the past year, The Glove has engaged with local and regional artists, to produce comedy shows, orchestral concerts, hip-hop productions, vaudeville variety shows, and traditional and children’s theatre. We welcomed a myriad of talented individuals including Tommy McClellan, Caroga Arts Collective, Corner Lyfe Music Group, Master Class Performing Arts, and more. In addition to these genres, there are plans on expanding entertainment diversity as we look into bluegrass, county, and rock concerts as well as new works and community events in the upcoming season to meet the needs of the community.”
Upcoming events this month include:
- Ticket to Ride: A Tribute to the Beatles – Saturday, Oct 15 at 7 pm
Beatles tribute band presented in conjunction with the Glove Cities Rotary Club
- Love at the Glove FREE film series – Every Wednesday at 7 pm
Hocus Pocus, House on Haunted Hill, Stage Fright, Friday the 13th, Beetlejuice, House
of Gucci, Being the Ricardos, and Luca
- Halloween Masquerade Ball: Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 pm
Dance party with a costume contest and live performers
- Whoopie Cushion Variety Show – Saturday, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 31 at 8 pm
comedy, music, singing, dance, spoken word
- Nosferatu w/live score by Quintocracy – Tuesday, Nov 1 at 7pm
100th Anniversary of the original vampire silent movie with original score by Sina Kiai performed by woodwind quintet, Quintocracy.
To learn more, please visit www.theglovetheatre.com, call 518-752-4611, or email TheGloveTheatre@gmail.com