By Joanna May Cullinan
In honor of National Administrative Professionals Day, TMTP would like you to meet one of the "unsung" heroes of our organization, administrative consultant Debbie Schinker! Joining us in May of 2018, Debbie has made a huge impact on the office in less than a year. She has a hand in all of our programs from updating Footlight Parade listings to mailing Harbinger recordings to your door. And if you ever call TMTP's office for any reason, you very well may speak to her!
Here's a little "getting to know you" info about her...
Do you have a favorite musical?
Who can pick a favorite, really? I love so many musicals for lots of different reasons. I finally watched Easter Parade for the first time over Easter weekend and I loved it. You can't go wrong with Judy Garland singing and Fred Astaire dancing!
How has TMTP impacted you?
I have always loved musical theater and thought I knew lots about it - until I came to TMTP! Our tagline is "LEARN. LAUGH. CRY. LOVE." and I LOVE how much I LEARN about the history and people who have created this uniquely American artform.
What was your favorite Song Is You! concert this season?
I didn't know what to expect from the Shuffle Along concert. But the more I learned about it, the more fascinated I became. I learned SO MUCH at that concert that I wish everyone could have attended.
What do you love about working with TMTP?
The arts are vital to life and every child should have a chance to explore themselves and their world through the arts. I am proud that I help Kids Love Musicals! bring that experience to many kids in Northeast Ohio.
What's one thing you are passionate about outside of musical theater?
I enjoy sharing my love of outdoor sports with others. I am a nationally certified archery instructor and a nationally certified ski instructor!
The Musical Theater Project's authors include Bill Rudman, Heather Meeker and Joanna May Cullinan - and guest writers from time to time!