Kathleen Fyfe Named Board Chair of Universal Preservation Hall

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—FEB. 11, 2019—Kathleen Fyfe has been named as the new president of the board of trustees at Universal Preservation Hall, at 25 Washington Street. Currently under renovation, UPH, part of Proctors Collaborative, is set for a grand opening in early 2020 as a year-round performance venue and community gathering space. Fyfe, recipient of…

Teaching Positions Open at the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors

TITLE: Teaching Artist for Musical Theatre/Voice – Audition Preparation The Adeline Graham Theatrical Training and Innovation Center at Proctors DEPARTMENT: School of the Performing Arts at Proctors REPORTS TO: Youth Programs Director Proctors is the Capital Region’s leading regional arts organization with performing arts venues in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga, and education, civic engagement and…

Construction Underway at Universal Preservation Hall  

Public campaign announced SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—DEC. 6, 2018—“Today, we make good on a promise,” said Universal Preservation Hall Campaign Director Teddy Foster, Thursday morning, outside the former Methodist church on Washington Street. “In 2003, we said that we would create an accessible year-round arts center in downtown Saratoga Springs. It has taken time, but construction…

Proctors Collaborative Brand Announced

New umbrella brand embraces regional partners, fosters future growth and encourages cultural unity SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—AUG. 28, 2018—Proctors Collaborative is a new brand, embracing Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall, as well as subsidiaries like the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, Marquee Power and Open Stage Media. “Proctors Collaborative,” says Jim Murphy,…

Proctors Completes 15-month Project to Rebuild its Websites

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—AUG. 10, 2018—Proctors recently completed a 15-month project to rebuild and expand its websites. “There were a number of challenges,” said Jim Murphy, the organization’s director of marketing and corporate sales. “We had three venue sites built by three different parties on two different architectures; we had yet another website for Open Stage Media, our…

Michael McCord Joins Proctors as Capital Campaigns Director

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MARCH 29, 2018—Michael McCord, of Wallingford, Vt., has joined Proctors as capital campaigns director, a newly-created position, responsible for managing specific fundraising efforts for the Schenectady arts center as well as Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany and Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. His first assignment will be directing a $2.5 million capital campaign…

Universal Preservation Hall Poised to be Community Living Room for Saratoga Springs

$750K Restore New York Communities Initiative grant will spur construction SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—March 27, 2018—Long-anticipated renovation and construction on Universal Preservation Hall will begin soon, following New York State’s announcement on Monday of a $750,000 Restore New York Communities Initiative grant to the City of Saratoga Springs through Empire State Development. “We thank Governor Cuomo, Mayor Meg Kelly and…