Gail BelokurGail Belokur (Executive Artistic Director)

Gail's career in arts administration spans more than two decades. She most recently served for six years as Co-Artistic and Executive Director of Running to Places Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY. Previously, Belokur founded and directed the New Vine School of the Arts which offered acting, musical theatre, dance and voice instruction for middle school and high school students. In both positions, she worked extensively in non-profit development, marketing and budget planning while establishing operational efficiencies and producing shows of high artistic merit. Belokur’s producing credits include theatre canon standards such as The Music Man, Damn Yankees and The Importance of Being Earnest along with more contemporary works such as Hairspray, Into the Woods and Noises Off. She also has extensive experience as a director including favorites The Diary of Anne Frank, A Christmas Carol, Urinetown and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She also has previous experience as a dance studio artistic associate as well as extensive church choir and music ministry experience. Belokur is an alumnus of the Ithaca College Theatre Arts program, where she received her BA in drama, focusing on arts administration, directing and stage management and graduated with distinction.

Michael Belokur (Operations & Company Manager)

Michael has worked in several areas of theatre production as well as management, and wears several hats at the Playhouse. He supports all areas of theatre production, particularly in the areas of sound and lighting technology and scenery construction. Michael also is well-versed in patron services including box office and house management. He often also supports company management and maintenance duties. Holding an AS in Social Sciences and working on a BA in Communications, Michael has taken a gap year in order to further define his future plans while supporting us through this critical transition.

Mikayla Rhoades (Box Office and Office Manager)

Mikayla joined the Playhouse as a part-time box office staff member in the fall of 2015, and has quickly become a key staff member. While her main duties include all aspects of box office management, she also supports the Executive Artistic Director in areas of development, planning and administrative duties. Mikayla holds a BS in Business Economics from SUNY Cortland.

Erin Lindsay Carr (Production Stage Manager)

Erin is delighted to be joining Cider Mill Playhouse for the 16-17 season. Erin is originally from Philadelphia but has been happily traveling across the country working for different theatres for the past several years. Erin received her BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University. Some favorite credits include Peter Pan, Titanic, Les Miserables, La Traviata, RENT, Mary Poppins, Catch Me if You Can. Erin would like to thank her family for their continued support. Proud member of AEA and AGMA.

Max Kaufman (Production Manager)

A North Carolina native and University of Michigan alumnus, Max has worked in virtually every capacity within the realm of theatre. For several seasons, he served as Scene Shop Foreman at French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts in Hancock, NY, designing and building an average of 6 shows for each 3-week session (4 sessions to a season). His nomadic tendencies and passion for collaboration have taken him on many adventures, most recently to Budapest, Hungary. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, and frequently tours with his own music, as well as a variety of other groups.

Gail BelokurAundre Seals (Marketing and Development Associate)

Aundre joins us with skills in marketing/event management, as well as acting/directing, after having lived in NYC for 8 years and the Ithaca area for the last 18 months. While living in NYC, Aundre was the Events and Marketing Manager at Dylan's Candy Bar; the world's largest candy lifestyle store experience created and executed by Dylan Lauren, Ralph Lauren's daughter. He developed the promotions and marketing for Dylan's Candy Cocktail Bar. He also managed the marketing and events for several cocktail bars and venues in NYC including Professor Thoms', Analogue and My Cooking Party. Aundre is a Vestal native with roots in the theatrical community working on his first Shakespeare production with Tom Kremer in 2004. He is excited to be back working in the area and even more delighted to see how diverse, innovative and fresh the Cider Mill Playhouse programming has become. Some of his favorite NYC acting credits: Marat/Sade, The Butterfingers Angel, Smurfs and Twelfth Night. He has worked with the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca both on stage and off. Kitchen Theatre acting credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee) and Hand to God (Pastor Greg). Cider Mill Playhouse acting credits: Urinetown (Officer Lockstock) and Baskerville (Watson). BFA Acting, with a focus in Direction and BA Comparative Literature, SUNY Fredonia.




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