For Immediate Release – October 30, 2009
Calgary, AB – Lunchbox Theatre congratulations D.J. Kelly on being named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2009.
D.J. came to Lunchbox Theatre as a marketing consultant near the end of the 2007/08 season to help the organization re-brand as we moved into our new home at the base of the Calgary Tower. Shortly thereafter he agreed to join Lunchbox fulltime to handle the company’s marketing and communications.
Avenue Magazine says of D.J., “D.J. Kelly is committed to the big picture — a better Calgary — through a more vibrant arts community, a more accountable political system and more transparent communication. And he is involved hands-on in making change.”
“We are very fortunate to have someone so dedicated to improving not just the local arts community, but Calgary as a whole on our staff,” says Pamela Halstead, Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre. “Lunchbox is a team effort. D.J. played an integral role in Lunchbox Theatre’s move and he has done amazing work for us in positioning the company well for the future. In addition, he has volunteered or worked almost everywhere and is certainly deserving of this honour for all of his efforts on behalf of artists and Calgarians.”
“Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 is our annual selection of Calgary’s brightest and most active leaders under the age of 40,” says Käthe Lemon, editor of Avenue. “Top 40s are movers and shakers, industry innovators and community builders in every realm, from business and politics to education, arts, fashion, design, sport and culture. They are committed to high personal career achievements, are dedicated to building community in the city or in their industry, and are helping to raise the profile of Calgary. This year’s Top 40s are celebrated in the November issue of Avenue magazine and on avenuecalgary.com.”
Currently playing at Lunchbox Theatre is Under the Bright Sun, a world premiere comedy by Norm Foster. Under the Bright Sun runs until November 14, Monday to Saturday at 12:10pm with ‘Happy Hour’ performances Friday at 6:10pm.
The world’s longest running lunchtime theatre, Lunchbox Theatre is a professional company that caters to downtown office workers over the noon-hour by producing six plays per year as well as the Petro-Canada Stage One Festival and the BD&P Emerging Director Program. Lunchbox Theatre recently relocated to a new theatre at the base of the Calgary Tower.
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