NOVA Center for the Performing Arts announces Dodie Rife as the new Managing Producer for NOVA, effective April 1st. After an extensive national search and review process, Rife was chosen for her abilities in theatre and her passion for education. She has been involved on the production side of many operas produced by Rimrock Opera and NOVA at both the Alberta Bair Theater and at NOVA. Rife will replace Craig Huisenga, who is cutting back on his duties due to family commitments. Huisenga will continue to serve NOVA as a director, actor, teacher, and member of the artistic committee. He said “I’m glad I was able to help produce the last season and a half, but NOVA needs a leader who can devote more time and energy to the management of the Center than I can right now. Dodie’s experience will make her a great addition to the team.” The NOVA Board is confident that Dodie Rife will lead the organization with efficiency and dedication.
Located in the historic district of Billings, NOVA’s mission is to enhance the performing arts culture of the Billings region. It does that by producing operas, plays and musicals, improv comedy, and offering classes in acting, movement, and singing for students from grade school to adults. NOVA’s Venture Into Schools program features two-week residencies producing plays in area schools.
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