In October of 2018, Kenney was honored to be selected to assume the position of Producing Artistic Director of The Depot Theatre in the beautiful upstate New York setting of the Adirondacks where he still serves today, gratefully tasked with implementing gender and racial diversity into our modern theatre fold. Now in his second season as Artistic Director, Kenney maintains the organization's artistic vision as they continue to present theatre favorites for audiences in the Adirondacks.
Read more about Kenney as he stepped into his new role as Producing Artistic Director here.
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
Nestled between the shores of Lake Champlain and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, The Depot Theatre originated out of a community-wide effort in 1978 to save the historic Westport train station (circa 1876) from demolition. The Historical Society saw the potential for cultural activity in the partially renovated Delaware & Hudson train station, and they decided to begin presenting theatre in the space.
In 1985, The Depot Theatre became its own separate not-for-profit entity and in 1988, became a professional theatre company operating under an agreement with Actors' Equity Association.
Today, The Depot Theatre is the only professional Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) affiliated theatre company in the Adirondack Park, a 6 million-acre publicly and privately held natural resource, that includes many small communities like Westport.
The Depot Theatre takes residence inside the historic Westport Train Station in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. Photo Credit: Shawn Michenerb.
Executive Director of Depot Theatre
A NOTE FROM KIM RIELLY
"Artistically, it’s no secret that Kenney is a highly talented actor, dancer, singer, musician, director, choreographer (and Feng Shui office designer). But from an administrative standpoint, our organization and the communities we serve benefit from his commitment to follow up on, follow through with, and execute our collective schemes. His interpersonal intuition and instincts serve us well during production, and make working with him an absolute delight - both on and off stage. He is a force, energy personified, a consummate professional, and I trust him implicitly to design and implement the artistic strategy for the continued success of our little professional theatre in a train station.”
THE DEPOT THEATRE'S 2020 SEASON
WORKING: A MUSICAL
June 19 - July 5, 2020
From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
Orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire
July 10 - 26, 2020
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall is a reflective, often funny, touching, and gripping reimagining of the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams.
BARNUM: THE MUSICAL
July 31 - August 16, 2020
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Michael Stewart, Book by Mark Bramble
Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this high energy tale, set during the period 1835 through 1880, follows Barnum around the world as he evolved from a simple sideshow man, joined the circus, and eventually helped to curate The Greatest Show on Earth.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
August 28 - September 6, 2020
By Lanie Robertson
This "play with music" recounts the heartbreaking, beautiful, and haunting story of Billie Holiday's life through the songs that made her one of the most famous icons of the era, including "What A Little Moonlight Can Do,""God Bless The Child," and "Strange Fruit."
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DEPOT THEATRE AND IT'S PRODUCTIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.DEPOTTHEATRE.ORG TODAY!