Welcome, Lauren Rosen!
To learn more about our new Assistant Front of House Manager, Lauren Rosen, we sat down and got to know her through some questions about her experience before The Music Hall, as well as what she’s been excited about since joining us in Portsmouth!
Tell us a bit about yourself, your hobbies, secret talents, etc.
I arrived at The Music Hall after 20 years in Brooklyn, NY. I have worked in non-profit arts management for eight years, and formerly worked as a freelance theatre and film director. I love working with students and young adults – mentoring and encouraging aspiring artists is my passion. My hobbies include: Film production, directing theater, writing, yoga and home repairs (no joke!). Most of my time, however, is consumed with caring for my rescue dog Remy. He’s pretty darn demanding!
What were you doing before joining The Music Hall?
Before arriving at The Music Hall, I was working as the Operations Manager at a really cool production company, Ghost Robot, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. That involved on-boarding and overseeing the needs of all freelance producers and post-production crews, handling our budget, managing all facility needs, repairing equipment, trouble-shooting software issues, and all client hospitality.
Prior to that, I was the Festival Coordinator for The Montclair Jazz Festival – an outdoor public event run by jazz bassist Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker. A very rewarding job with an incredible organization that provides top-notch music training to talented youth – regardless of financial means.
What are you excited to discover about downtown Portsmouth?
Right now, I’m pretty psyched to be discovering the incredible natural beauty surrounding me in my home here in Kittery Point. Now that we’ve closed ELF and I have more downtime, I’m looking forward to exploring the other cultural institutions and restaurants. Admittedly, I love to eat!
Why do you think people should become a volunteer at The Music Hall?
I think people should volunteer at TMH for two reasons:
1. There is an INCREDIBLE warmth and collaborative spirit that pervades TMH. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of an amazing community.
2. The programming! You get to experience pretty great performance, literary events, and film.
What upcoming event are you most excited about:
The Worth Lot Concert – how exciting to be part of this production that is community-based, geared at forging new partnerships.