Sorenson Center Staff
Leslie Chiu, General Manager
Leslie Chiu has been working as a stage manager and production manager for over twenty years, and most recently served as the Director of Production for the Department of Theater Arts at Brandeis University. Previous resident positions include Production Stage Manager for the long-running hit Off-Broadway show Blue Man Group in Boston and Production Stage Manager for the Virginia Opera. She served as Production Manager for several of CSC’s productions on Boston Common. Leslie received her MFA in Stage Management from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and her BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology from Florida State University.
Mark Lorenzo, Technical Director
Mark has an extensive background in the performing arts industry: two stints managing the Venue Communications Centers for the Salt Lake City and Vancouver, Winter Olympic Games; seven years with High Output Inc., a provider of theater and film production equipment as well as systems design and installation, theatrical production, and special events; and 10 years with the Boston Ballet Company in the production department. He attended both Boston University and Emerson College, where he assisted with the opening of the Emerson (now Cutler) Majestic Theater.
Maggie McCauley, Administrative Coordinator
Maggie grew up outside Boston and attended Boston University where she received a BA in Sociology. She has worked for a number of area startup companies; however, her passion is black and white photography. She currently resides in Uxbridge, MA, with her husband John (who is a demolition expert) and is a member of the Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, located in the SOWA area of Boston. Maggie is currently working on a show that will feature her personal photography work.
Heather Darrow, Marketing Consultant
Heather is the Director of Marketing for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Previous experience includes Development Director at New Repertory Theater which included overseeing the 30th Anniversary Campaign. Before that, she was with Broadway Across America-Boston (now Broadway in Boston) as Associate Marketing Manager before assuming the role of Marketing Director, supporting the marketing efforts of touring Broadway productions. Her career began at New York City Opera where she spent five years in the Marketing Department.
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Clayton DeWalt, Band Director
Trombonist Clayton DeWalt directs the Babson Music Collective student music ensemble. He began touring and recording professionally at age 15. He has made a career of a wide range of musical styles including South African pop, blues, R&B, classical chamber music, salsa, Balkan brass, jazz, reggae and folk. Performing in venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the Monaco Opera House, he has worked with a variety of talented artists, such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Nancy Wilson, John Brown’s Body, Robin McKelle, The New York Voices, the Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Temptations, and Regis Philbin. As an educator, Clayton teaches music in the Lincoln, Wayland and Canton public schools and maintains a private studio. Clayton holds a BS in Music Education from Slippery Rock University, a MM in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and is currently pursuing his DMA in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory.