Our ushers are a valuable part of our team and help the Portland community experience the performing arts—each month we are going to recognize one usher and share a bit more about who they are.

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IMG_0751YOUR NAME

Cynthia Barnard

YOU HAVE BEEN AN USHER SINCE?

2003

YOU ARE FROM (TOWN)

Yarmouth

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT BEING A PORTLAND OVATIONS USHER?

The fun of meeting new people and being able to see performances I can’t afford.

WHICH PORTLAND OVATIONS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SO FAR (THAT YOU’VE EITHER WORKED AT AS AN USHER OR ATTENDED AS A GUEST)? WHY?

Stomp, it was so clearly musical using commonplace sounds.

DO YOU SING, DANCE, ACT OR OTHERWISE PERFORM?

I sing.

IN WHAT OTHER WAYS DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME?

Reading, walking, gardening, knitting afghans, quilting, doing genealogies, writing in my journals, watching the birds.

OUT OF ALL THE VENUES THAT PORTLAND OVATIONS USES WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WORK? WHY?

I like them all. I like to see the different venues transform and with each performer—they all are very gifted and I appreciate seeing the different ways of expression within the different spaces.

HOW HAVE THE PERFORMING ARTS AFFECTED YOUR LIFE?

Helped me to keep a handle on my modes of expressions.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PORTLAND LANDMARK?

Being on a boat in Portland harbor.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN PORTLAND?

Walking around watching the people.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PORTLAND RESTAURANT?

Duckfat Restaurant

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