Raven Bartlett (Associate Artistic Director)
RAVEN BARTLETT is a scenic designer & artist currently entering her senior year at Ithaca College studying Theatre Production & Design. This summer marks over a decade of involvement for her at the playhouse, and each year she is thrilled to come back and work with this incredible team of artists and performers.
During her time at Ithaca College she has been the set designer for two productions (Luna Gale, The Diary of Adam and Eve) and the projection designer for Marisol. She has additionally worked in the paint shop, as the assistant scenic charge on Wonderful Town, and contributed extensively to various productions as a scenic artist. Upcoming scenic design credits include Hedda Gabler.
Outside of Ithaca College, Raven has worked as the scenic charge for Carmen (Opera Ithaca, Hangar Theatre) and assisted on multiple scenic and projection design projects. She is currently working as the assistant scenic designer for Plano (Daniel Zimmerman, Connelly Theater), and the illustrator for Poor Yella Rednecks (Jared Mezzocchi, South Coast Rep & Manhattan Theatre Club).
Pete Bascom (Assistant technical director & Programs manager)
A native of Greenfield, NH, Pete was an Andy's Kid for four summers. During that time, he participated in everything Andy’s had to offer, from acting on stage in Phantom of the Opera, Kung Fu Beach Party, Moby Dick, and Apollo 13 to working behind the scenes in the Apprenticeship program. This is now his fifth summer on staff. He has studied theatre at Keene State and Arranging at Berklee College of Music.
In his free time, Pete likes hiking, stargazing, spending time with cats and dogs and playing his drums.
paula evans (Box Office Manager)
Paula is excited to be working at Andy’s this year!
She is an Andy’s alumna of four years, working as actor, Assistant Stage Manager and House Manager.
Paula just finished her first year at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she is studying Arts Management.
Scott Blanchard (Master Carpenter)
Scott Blanchard, Master Carpenter is:
walks in the woods and making sawdust; afternoons in coffee shops; notebooks and napkins covered with half-formed ideas for an endless array of future projects; scavenger hunts, trivia and esoterica; dark chocolate and mocha chip ice cream; Monty Python quotes, Weird Al and 80s Rock; IPA’s and coffee with Baileys; willing to give up his spot on the TARDIS for his Hogwarts letter; creative pursuits and humanities lectures; finding inspiration any and everywhere; excited about what's next; and is waiting for life to roll a natural 20 allowing him to make Andy’s his full-time job. And if any of this makes sense to you, we’ll get along just fine.
Sofia Husainy (tour coordinator & Assistant director, Ripe Frenzy)
Sofia is extremely excited to be joining the Andy’s team in another capacity. Sofia is a former Andy’s Kid and recent alumna. She performed in The Block (2014), Posted (2017), and The Things We Keep (2018).
Sofia will be a sophomore at American University in Washington, D.C. this coming fall, but she is originally from Amherst, New Hampshire. She is majoring in Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences.
When not studying, she devotes a lot of her time to Rotary. Since the sixth grade, Sofia has been involved in community service. She is a former Earlyactor, former President of her Interact club and is currently on the board of her University's Rotaract Club. Sofia is a world traveler and enjoys working with children. She recently completed a service trip to Costa Rica where she worked on art projects with refugee children from Nicaragua. For two years she worked with the Amherst Recreation Department and was a tennis coach to elementary and middle school children.
Sofia loves traveling, walking the Mall in D.C., spending time with her family, and snuggling with her cat, Charlotte. She is psyched to be a part of the Andy’s family and this wonderful community that she loves.