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Member & Volunteer, Kay Kerr

How long have you been involved with The Colonial?

I’ve been involved with The Colonial since I moved to Bethlehem in 2005, when my kids brought me to an event at the theatre. The Colonial helped me meet people and get involved in the community.

Why did you become a member/volunteer?
I think it is very exciting to be a part of the arts 🎭 which I love. After being involved in the arts in Erie, PA, I couldn’t wait to get involved at The Colonial Theatre. I’ve appreciated the arts so much and I’m so glad they are a part of my life!
Do you have a favorite movie?
I’ve enjoyed so many, but I have to say I always look forward to the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Do you have a favorite Colonial event(s) and why?
I love the live events. I’ve always liked volunteering as an usher and being with my community, seeing and hearing their enthusiasm and excitement before and after a show. And I am always in awe of the talented people coming to entertain us.

What do you like best about The Colonial?
I enjoyed every minute of my time on The Colonial’s Board of Directors. Seeing the growth created by talented leaders, and the love and care from Stephen Dignazio, our founding Executive Director, that transformed a space from downtrodden to fantastic arts entertainment – bringing especially inspiring arts to the North Country.

Do you have a favorite activity/hobby?
My work with Organized Acts of Kindness for Seniors (OAKS) is so gratifying. It has been a joy to hold several OAKS fundraising events at The Colonial, at which Eric Van Leuven provided audiences with beautiful piano accompaniment to silent films starring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

Anything else you’d like us to know?
Jane Storella has brought us on stage humor and daily upkeep of The Colonial. When I pass her on the front steps sweeping or changing signage, we share a happy wave! And congratulations to Christine Kelly as our new Executive Director – join me in supporting her in her new endeavor as we support The Colonial in Bethlehem, NH.