As a young man Dave played in bands in Boston and New York City. He has worked at the Hard Rock Café in Manhattan, and was the Assistant Director of Operations for the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers NY. Dave has published thirteen collections of poetry.
Joining our staff in 2004, Dave has overseen upgrades to the sound and theater light systems, the restoration of our 1928 Steinway grand piano, and the installation of a state-of-the art film system.
Opera House Manager
Juniper Purinton is the Opera House Technical Director. Before returning to Maine she was the General Manager of the Taos Community Auditorium in New Mexico. Juniper brings expertise in sound, theater lighting, and film/video to the COH (and is a skilled welder!).
Dagney provided award-winning coverage of the local arts scene for the Courier newspapers before coming home to the opera house, where she first appeared, on stage, in 1984 (as a fairy in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”). The Rutgers grad has acted, sung and danced with troupes including the Everyman Rep, Heartwood, Northport Music Theater, Girl Power Productions, The Playhouse in Belfast, and, way back in the day, Camden Civic Theatre & Arthur Hall International Dance Company.