Sarah Bauer joined Park Square Theatre in September 2015. She usually works as a bartender but also serves as a house manager. Bauer is often complimented by patrons for her wonderful customer service so it isn’t surprising that she was named Front of the House Employee of the Month for June.
Bauer learned of the opportunity to join our Front of the House staff from a friend who loved working for Park Square Theatre. She quickly applied by sending her resume and correspondences via email while vacationing in Turkey and Greece and interviewed as soon as she returned to the United States.
Bauer has much theatre experience. She has been a stage manager for 18 years, starting in high school. She went on to get a B.A. in Theatre before moving to Minneapolis in 2004 to work in theatre, then taking some time off to get a M.F.A. in Creative Writing before returning to stage managing. Bauer has been working very steadily in theatre ever since and currently helps run the Front of the House operations for Gremlin Theatre, where she is Resident Stage Manager; she has been with Gremlin since 2009. She is also a venue technician for the Fringe Festival and works at other theatres throughout the year. Bauer thought that working for our Front of the House would give her the opportunity to see how a larger theatre runs its operations.
Regarding her work at Park Square Theatre, Bauer says, “I really like seeing people come in excited to see a show. When they’re really anticipating it, they’ll chat with me while I’m making their drinks and I always ask them at intermission if it’s living up to their expectations. It’s fun to hear different reactions each night.”
We appreciate Bauer’s hard work at Park Square Theatre and look forward to her continued enthusiastic presence through the next season. A toast to Sarah Bauer!