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Meet the Contributors!

Meredith Atkinson, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Playhouse on Park

The events that led Meredith to her position at Playhouse on Park were serendipitous and began with her love of dance. After completing her BA in Media Studies from Gordon College on Boston’s north shore, she decided to look for dance classes at an adult level. In doing so, she met Playhouse co-founder and co-artistic director Darlene Zoller, and a few years later, was offered a job by the Playhouse! In her spare time, Meredith takes pictures and writes for Life, In A Nutshell, a food and beverage blog. Meredith is also proud member of stop/time dance theater, Playhouse on Park’s resident dance company.

Renee Cox, Contributor

Renee Cox

Renee is a recent graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in Public Relations and a Theatre Arts Minor. She grew up in West Hartford, attending Wolcott Elementary School and Conard High School.  She plans to graduate from Howard and then move to New York City to embark on a career in theatrical publicity. Her ultimate goal is to bring new and innovative theatre to the world.  She also plans to use her Howard University education to advocate for the theatre as a teaching tool, and formula to ensure success in the lives of young children and youth. No matter what differences we may all have, there is always a home for everyone in the theatre.

Katie Gorsky / Summer Intern ’16


Katie is a rising junior at Hofstra University with a double major in dance and public relations.  She loves performing in dance productions and has been in pieces by artists including Karla Wolfangle, Maxine Steinman, and Anita Feldman.  She also currently serves on the executive board of Movom dance majors club as the events chair and head of public relations for RHYTHMiX tap dance club.  Her combined passion for the performing arts and writing is what has brought her to intern with Playhouse on Park this summer, and she looks forward to experiencing all the aspects of theater that Playhouse has to offer!


Linda Starr, Guest Contributor

Linda Starr, a former K-12 teacher, has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She began her publishing career at Weekly Reader, the iconic classroom magazine for kids and their teachers, and subsequently has worked, both in-house and remotely, at such publishers as McGraw Hill,, Common Sense Media, Pearson Publishing, and Smart Brief.A native of West Hartford, Linda has a bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in children’s literature from the University of Saint Joseph. She has four adult children and an ever-growing gaggle of grandchildren.



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