Our Team

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Erika Sanger has dedicated her career to building public engagement in American arts and history. She served as the leading ambassador and advocate for museums at the Museum Association of New York where she worked with the board and staff to double membership and revenue and reach thousands of people across the nation with virtual programs. Sanger has held positions at renowned institutions including the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Museum where she produced traditional music, jazz, and folk arts programs as well as panel discussions, lectures, and film series. She lived and worked in rural Western North Carolina for 10 years first as Director of Development at Penland School of Crafts and then as Curator of Education at the Asheville Art Museum. Sanger holds a B.F.A. from Clark University, and an M.A. from NYU. She and her husband live on the west side of Stonington.

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Kathryn is a director, actor, writer, and creative entrepreneur. She is the co-curator of Plays For Us, finding and developing new work with substantial roles for women, and has been a featured artist at Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, and In Your Face New York. She is an audiobook narrator, a comedy writer, one-third of the satirical country band The Chalks, and a solo performance artist. Her career spans New York, regional and international screens and stages, from Broadway to Stockholm with many stops in between. A native Vermonter, Kathryn spent 20 summers working in theatres around New England and the Northeast, and is thrilled to connect and create with the folks of Deer Isle and Opera House Arts. Proud Member of Actors Equity, SAG-Aftra, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Writers Guild of America.

Pam Getto

Pam is a Deer Isle native who believes good theatre can bring people of all walks of life together. She attended USM for computer science and worked 10 years as a corporate trainer for a large insurance company. She has been active in several community organizations such as chair for The Reach Performing Arts Center (the theater at Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School) and the actors’ representative for Cabin Fever Theatre. 

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Josh is an actor and filmmaker from Brunswick, Maine. He recently graduated from the University of Maine where he studied Media Theory and filmmaking. With over eight years of experience in communications and media, he brings a wealth of experience gained through collaborating with local theatres. Josh has worked with the Theatre Project, the Collins Center for the Arts, and most recently, Penobscot Theatre Company.

Riley Getto

Riley was born and raised in Deer Isle. In 2015 she started her long working relationship with Opera House Arts, first as a student in the role of Front of House Associate, then Box Office Assistant, followed by Audience Services Manager. Because of her many years with the organization, she enjoys knowing the majority of audience members and donors on a first name basis.

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Originally from Guilford, Connecticut, Ned’s journey to Deer Isle has been one of adventure and skill-building. Growing up, he spent every summer navigating the waters of Penobscot Bay and was the Sailing Instructor at Deer Isle Yacht Club. Recently, Ned made the leap to full-time residency on Deer Isle after a successful career in Digital Marketing in Los Angeles. With a focus on media planning and buying, Ned has honed his skills in communication and strategic thinking, which he now applies to the world of arts management. His experience extends beyond the digital realm, having dabbled in production design on film and commercial sets in LA. Now, Ned is eager to immerse himself in the vibrant arts community of Deer Isle and lend his expertise to Opera House Arts’ productions and operations.

Braden Hooter

Starting as a carpentry intern and eventually landing in Project Management, Braden has worked in all levels of theater production. Some of the highlights include his time with the Orlando Repertory Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center, Pig Iron Theater Company, The Public, Monomoy Theater Company, David Stark Design, Iron Bloom, Production Glue, and of course, last season with Opera House Arts. A former military brat, and native to nowhere, Braden is slowly feeling more at home on the island thanks to the connections he’s been making through the Opera House.

Tegan McGuire

A Deer Isle – Stonington High School graduate who attended the University of Maine Orono, Tegan is a talented customer service professional having previously worked at local hospitality businesses including Fin & Fern and 44 North. For five years, she worked at Penobscot Bay Press, starting as Office Manager and later promoted to Director of Sales. 

We’re hiring! Come work with Opera House Arts in beautiful Stonington, Maine.