June 9, 2011

Hello Mo`olelo friends and family!

If you’re frequent followers of this blog, you know that Mo`olelo was recently on the lookout for a Coordinator to help Executive Artistic Director Seema Sueko as she poised the company to produce three shows a year beginning in 2012. Well, look no further because Mo`olelo’s staff of one just became a staff of 1.5!

My name is Carlenne Lacosta and I am excited to announce that I am half- way through my first week as Mo`olelo’s new coordinator. I was most recently Director of New Play Development and Production for Native Voices at the Autry where I held both administrative and literary duties most notably coordinating their annual Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays at San Diego State University, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Autry National Center. I’ve participated in Arena Stage’s Defining Diversity Task Force and have been involved in numerous panels regarding diversity in the arts. This past February, I served as the Assistant Director for The Old Globe’s production of Rafta, Rafta… and will be the Insider for La Jolla Playhouse’s fall production of Milk Like Sugar. I received my BAs in Theatre Arts and Psychology from SDSU and also hold an MA in Theatre with a specialization in Dramaturgy from the same institution.

To say I’m excited about this new venture would be an understatement. I can’t wait to delve into Mo`olelo’s inner sanctum and can’t wait to meet all of you in person. Please feel free to email me at  should you have any questions about anything – I’m here for you.

Also, special thanks to our amazing intern, Emily Nuthall, for escorting me all the way up to 10th Avenue Theatre’s rooftop to take my blog picture (and for making sure I didn’t get lost on the way back down to the offices).

Thank you all so much and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from me again soon!


5 Responses to “Aloha!”

  1. Congrats Carlenne! This is a perfect position for you – enjoy and break a leg. You and Seema are a great match and although we’ll miss you at Native Voices we know you’ll do great things at Mo’olelo! Mahalo for a terrific five years!

  2. linda castro Says:

    That is WONDERFUL news!!!! I’m so happy that you’ll be welcoming Carlenne as you say a wistful farewell to Emily 😉 And I’m soooo very pleased that you’ll have a comadre to share the fun with!!!! wheee!

  3. jose perez Says:

    Congratulations Carlenne.


  4. crystalyasd Says:

    Congratulations Carlenne!!!

  5. Laura Shamas Says:

    Congratulations, Carlenne! You bring such joy, wisdom, inspiration, and expertise to everything you do!

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