Mattison and Donovan Join TCA Team
Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) has added two part-time employees to their team. Earlier this month, TCA Director Kelly Jo Gilmore hired Josh Mattison and Julie Donovan to help with facilities maintenance at the theater.
Josh Mattison was hired as the newly created position Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Josh is currently employed at Tecumseh Public Schools as their Director of Facilities and will be assisting the TCA a few hours each week to keep the theater running smoothly and efficiently.
“Josh’s knowledge and experience will be instrumental in moving the theater forward.” Stated Director Kelly Jo Gilmore. “In just a few weeks, he’s already fixed several issues throughout the building including the hot water tank, and the boiler and pump operations.”
Julie Donovan has joined the TCA team as Facilities Maintenance Manager and will oversee cleaning the facility throughout the week as well as before and after shows. She will also organize supplies and materials in the shop and costume shed. Her experience in cleaning, management and organization will be essential in keeping the theater in good shape.
“I am thrilled to have Julie join the TCA team.’ Commented Gilmore. “She is actively involved with Tecumseh Youth Theatre and a passionate supporter of the theater. Her dedication to the theater and its role in the community will go a long way in keeping the theater clean for patrons and renters.”
Both Mattison and Donovan reside in Tecumseh.
“I’m ecstatic to have a filled several open positions at the theater and am thrilled that both new employees are passionate about the theater and the role it plays for the Tecumseh community.” Stated Gilmore. “They are truly here because they want to give back to the theater and they both understand what a treasure the TCA is for the community. I’m eager to see what we accomplish as a team this season.”
The Tecumseh Center for the Arts: Shirley Todd Herrick Theater is a 572-seat, fully equipped performance facility, providing a wide variety of events that light up the stage. From Broadway stars to sensational chart-topping bands and world class national touring acts to local theater companies and youth events, you'll find it all on stage at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts: Shirley Todd Herrick Theater. For more information, visit www.thetca.org or call 517.423.6617. The theater is located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan. Like us on Facebook and learn about all the cultural entertainment and live performances scheduled at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) kicks off their National Touring Season with Michigan native May Erlewine on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm.
Some people might call May Erlewine “Michigan’s Songbird,” but her songs have traveled far beyond her home state. One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May’s music has touched the hearts of people all over the world. Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness and held a lot of space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times. When she starts to sing, there’s no way around it. Welcome to the moment, everyone.
Raised in a family rich with art and music, May began writing songs and playing them for the people at a very young age. Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages; May has performed for all walks of life. In her travels Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.
May pulls from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create her unique musical landscape. You’ll hear traditional folk roots, old time country swing, soul and rock-n-roll but mostly she’s inspired by the hearts of the people and the one in her chest. This music is about feeling and it’s about telling life’s stories.
May is a member of the Earthwork Music Collective, a group of independent artists who share resources and talents to raise both community and self-awareness, along with facilitating and encouraging original music in the state of Michigan. Earthwork was created as a means to form a viable alternative path to the conventional music industry. Through collaboration, the collective strives to incorporate efforts of environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building into the core functioning of a musical profession.
Come hear Michigan’s Songbird May Erlewine and her five-piece band perform at Tecumseh Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, youth and military members. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org.
May Erlewine is part of The TCA Michigan Homegrown Project and is sponsored in part by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the generous support of Howard Hanna Realtor Bob Fox of Tecumseh and The Tecumseh Herald.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is hosting an educational and animal informational event on Saturday, October 20, 2018, starting at 3 pm. Nature on the Go! will present “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom” in the TCA lobby for Tecumseh area families.
The hands-on program will help expand patrons’ knowledge of the animals living in their own home state of Michigan. Through an interactive program, participants will learn all about how animals in Michigan survive using foams, sprays, poisons, and bioluminescence. This one-hour program is guaranteed to be an educational extravaganza.
Nature on the Go!’s mission is to provide portable nature programs to any group, classroom or public venue for the purpose of promoting an appreciation for and connection to the nature and wildlife of Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
Naturalist Educator, Laurel Zoet, has over 10 years of experience building Nature on the Go! programs. Her past experiences include Explorer Guide with Michigan DNR, interpretive naturalist with Mobile Learning Center Team at Huron Clinton Metroparks, Naturalist and programmer with West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, and school program coordinator at Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor. Lauren is passionate about connecting people of all ages with the diversity and wonder of the natural phenomenon right in their backyards.
Nature on the GO! is part of The TCA Michigan Homegrown Project and is sponsored in part by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and a generous donation by Tom and Jeannette Meyer of Tecumseh.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.