Reagan ChesnutOffice Manager
Reagan Chesnut returned to work as office manager in the theatre department in 2012 after graduating from the department in 2008. As office manager, she manages office budgets, updates the website, designs program layouts, takes notes at weekly faculty meetings, performs various reception and administrative duties, and supervises office, publicity and stage management student staff. She is blessed to have taught the Theatre 250: Stage Management course in fall 2015, and is pleased to teach it again in 2016.
- M.Phil in theatre and performance, playwriting emphasis, University of Dublin: Trinity College
- B.A. in theatre, Hope College (magna cum laude), 2008
Dissertation: “Turning Violence into Play: Violence as comedy in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” 2010
In addition to her position as with the theatre department, Reagan also serves as the operations manager for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, where she manages budgets, secures theatrical licenses and company accommodations, generates and processes AEA bond documents and agreements, writes and executes contracts for all company members, and processes payments.
Before coming to Hope, Reagan worked with Fishamble: the New Play Company in Dublin as head scriptreader. She also held positions of stage manager and dramaturg with Tavistock Arts in Dublin.