New Additions to the Festival “Framily”
Dan Comly, the Festival’s new Marketing Coordinator is an ’08 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University where he majored in Entertainment Marketing. Since then he’s been widely involved in the arts and entertainment industry of Philadelphia, having done stints with the Philadelphia Kixx soccer team (where you may have seen him playing the role of the Turkey Hill Ice Cream Man during halftime), as well as the Mann Center for the Performing Arts (where he was of course nicknamed “Dan the Mann Man”).
Dan is the keyboardist for The Quelle Source, a band that became – and remains – a great outlet for him to exercise many of his passions including making music, networking with people, musicians, and venues, as well as marketing and promoting that music. Speaking of that last part – check them out at http://www.myspace.com/thequellesource.
Dan could not be more excited about starting his career at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe!
Molly Weigart, the Festival’s new Community Outreach Coordinator graduated from George School in ’03 and Columbia University in the Winter of ’08 where she majored in Urban Studies and Visual Arts, leaving her with a deep love for printmaking and the inner workings of cities. While in college, she worked as the gallery assistant for the former CVB Space. From her studies she came away with a strong belief that the Arts are a powerful indicator and motivator for progressive change and expression. After graduation she attained a Yoga teacher certification from Laughing Lotus’s College of Yoga.
She arrived in Philadelphia as the 2008 Presidential Election was gaining momentum. Drawing upon her roots as the child of incredibly politically active parents, she felt compelled to take a pause from the Arts and put her energy into electoral politics. As an Out-of-State Volunteer Coordinator, she assisted the PA Border States team in bringing record numbers of volunteers to the state. Most recently, she served as the Community Outreach Assistant at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
She’s kept anchored by her “framily” (friends who she’s decided are family) yoga practice, art projects, puns, and great music. She is thrilled and honored to be joining the staff of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe!