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August 12, 2016

Meet Mary Adkins, Charleston Stage’s Box Office Manager

Filed under: Back Stage Blog — julianw @ 3:18 pm


Q: Where did you grow up?  Were there any activities you did as a child that led to your passion for the arts?

A: I grew up in a small town just outside of Albany, New York. During elementary, middle and high school I was involved in chorus, band and our school’s Drama Club as well as attending lots of musical theater camps.


Q: Where did you receive training?  How did this prepare you for your work in the theatre world?

A: I went to the University of South Carolina for my undergraduate degree in Music Education and then to Florida State University for a Master’s in Arts Administration.  I learned a lot about arts education and management from both degrees, which has really prepared me for the programs that Charleston Stage offers and working on the administrative side of things.


Q: Briefly describe your position at Charleston Stage and what you do for the company.

A: I am the Box Office Manager at Charleston Stage, so I handle all group and school matinee orders, as well as processing season memberships and selling single tickets. One of my biggest jobs this summer has been to try and expand our audience by reaching out to new people who may not know why Charleston Stage is so great.


Q: Where have you worked previously before Charleston Stage?

A: During my time at Florida State, I house managed at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, was the Marketing Assistant at the Challenger Learning Center and assisted at both the Tallahassee Symphony and the Florida State University Orchestras.


Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: In my spare time, I like to go to the beach, travel, run and craft.





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