The mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high-quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.
Artistic Director – Kate Galvin
Managing Director – Gabe Gloden
Marketing Director – Rachel Glago
Audience Service Manager – Leah Boruff- Bodoin
Production Manager – Joel Magill
Finance Associate – Jennifer Lloyd
Education Outreach Coordinator – Jim Morrison
Off-Site Box Office Manager – Zachary Taylor
Marketing Assistant – Mary Lathem
Box Office Associate – Kaila Day
Box Office Associate – Shailey Ostlund
Kate Galvin (Artistic Director) is Barrymore Award-winning director, joining the Cardinal Stage team in November 2017. Philadelphia credits include Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company, 9 Barrymore nominations), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Walnut Street Theatre/National Tour), Midsummer – a play with songs (Inis Nua Theatre Company, Barrymore Awards – Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical) and Other Desert Cities (Walnut). Regional credits include Creep (WaterTower Theatre, World Premiere), 4000 Days (Fulton Theatre, American Premiere), Buyer & Cellar (Portland Stage Company), and Wit (North Carolina Theatre). Kate assisted Barbara Gaines on Paul Gordon’s musical adaptation of Sense & Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, World Premiere).
In addition to her work as a director, Kate was the Associate Producer at 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia. She was creator and leader of 11th Hour’s Musical Theatre Lab for local writers and composers. Previously she served as the Casting Director/Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theatre. During her seven seasons at the Walnut she cast over 70 shows with Philadelphia and New York talent. She has been a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre for over 10 years and has served on several committees, including the Festival Committee. Kate has also served as a consultant for numerous shows featured at the annual NAMT Festival, including Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days and Kooman & Dimond’s Dani Girl. She has recently joined NAMT’s board of directors.
Kate is a summa cum laude graduate of NYU’s Steinhardt School, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (Musical Theatre). She holds a Master’s degree in Musical Theatre (Producing) from Goldsmiths – University of London. She is co-creator of the musical Austentatious, which has been produced in New York, London, Philadelphia, Calgary and elsewhere, and is published by Playscripts, Inc.
Gabe Gloden (Managing Director) is a nonprofit management professional with over ten years of marketing, engagement, administration, financial management and development experience dedicated to the arts and cultural sector. Gloden served for seven years as Managing Director of the Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP), Indiana’s only professional theater devoted solely to new plays, and was recognized in 2010 as Manager of the Year by the Bloomington Tourism Bureau. Gloden has also served as the Development & Community Engagement Officer at Wayne State University Press, Detroit’s largest nonprofit publishing company, collaborating with a broad base of community organizations, businesses, and public agencies on strategic projects that educated, entertained and engaged new and diverse audiences for the publisher’s award-winning publications. Inspired by these community engagement initiatives, the Huffington Post named WSU Press one of the 17 most innovative University Presses in the nation. Gloden also served as Managing Director of Boise Contemporary Theater in Boise, Idaho, one of only three professional companies in the entire state. Gloden holds a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with a concentration in nonprofit management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Wayne State. Gloden lives in Bloomington with local actor and playwright Emily Goodson and their two young children, Beatrice and Rock.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Caroline Dowd-Higgins
Past President – Sandi Clark
Vice President/Governance Committee Chair – Sally Gaskill
Secretary – MaryAlice Rickert
Treasurer – Tania Gardner
Marketing Committee Chair – Armin Vit
Special Events Committee Chair – Jodi Hoagland
Development Committee Co-Chair – Phillipa Guthrie
Development Committee Co-Chair – Jean Robinson