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Farrell joins Skylight Opera Theatre
Skylight Opera Theatre has hired Jim Farrell as the company’s new development director. Farrell previously served as director of corporate and foundation relations at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater and also had a career as a theatre artist and playwright.
"I am delighted to welcome Jim to the Skylight,” said Amy Jensen, managing director of the Skylight Opera Theatre. “Jim is incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about the arts and I have no doubt that he is a perfect fit for this organization."
Farrell attended the University of West Florida on an acting scholarship and performed in approximately thirty Off Broadway productions in New York City.  His autobiographical play, Summer Games, won the Festival of Emerging American Theater in 1998 and was produced on Equity contract at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.  His play Monster Island won the Siena College International playwrights competition and his one-acts have been produced in New York and Chicago.
"I am so happy to be joining the Skylight team,” said Farrell. “I’ve been incredibly impressed by the passion and dedication of everyone I’ve met during the interview process. The theatre itself is a gem, one of the most absolutely beautiful spaces I’ve ever seen, and the staff and board reflect a pride that comes with working for a strong and vital organization. I really am thrilled with this opportunity."

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