Laura Little named exec director of CdA Summer Theatre

Longtime arts and community supporter Laura Little has been named executive director of Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater.

Little has been a subscriber and committee member for several theaters; has been on the board of the Civic; has served on the board of a charitable foundation; has founded a talent agency; and served until recently as executive director of Christian Youth Theater--Spokane.

"My overall focus will be to ensure that the Northwest understands what a treasure in has in CST. Why go to Seattle to enjoy the arts? We have Broadway right here!” Little says.

She'll be concentrating on "promoting the summer camps, booking master classes, starting a volunteer guild, finding housing for the actors, setting up auditions" along with enriching audience development, performing employee evaluations and doing community outreach.

According to her job description, she will also develop and oversee budget guidelines and generally act as the face of CST to the community.

Little adds that "Roger is still in control of the artistic end and Grant will continue running the business side of things."

This year's season runs from June 12-Aug. 21 and includes The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cinderella, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and Hairspray.