Bard on the Beach relies on an incredible team of staff, Company members and volunteers to help put on our Festival every summer. We are so excited to continue our People of Bard series, which will spotlight just some of the wonderful individuals who make our work possible. If you missed our last spotlight on Bard Controller Tamara Signer, you can read it here.
This week, we’re thrilled to be highlighting one of Bard’s Box Office Coordinators, Samantha Levy!
Tell us a little bit about your role at Bard!
As the Box Office Coordinator, Students Groups, one of my main responsibilities is to liaise with the Education Department and help bring young people through our gates. It is incredibly rewarding to know I am helping foster the next generation of artists and theatre-lovers. I also help run our phone line, our email account, and am one of the faces at our physical Box Office in Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park. Come say hi!
What do you enjoy the most about your role at Bard?
There are a lot of things to enjoy! One of my favourite things is getting to meet and speak with new people every day. The stories and smiles are wonderful, and every day is different.
What are you looking forward to this Season?
I can’t wait for our next Family Day and the rest of our Student Matinees. I love having young people in our theatres. It’s a multi-generational party!
Do you have a favourite memory from past Seasons at Bard?
Last year was my first Season, and I was here as a patron! I remember watching the sun go down behind the set of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and crying. I think every show deserves a sunset. Bard is a magical place; it’s our own little slice of Broadway, but on the beach.
When you aren’t helping to put on a Festival, what do you like to do in the summer?
Pet every single dog I meet on the sidewalk! I’m also part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and I love to swim, among other things. On top of my usual fun, I’m currently preparing to perform my one-woman show, Wrecked, at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September.
Thanks so much for chatting with us, Sam! Be sure to stay tuned for more instalments of our People of Bard series in the weeks to come.