Announcing guest director, Annemarie Dugan
Annemarie Dugan has broad experience performing and directing dramatic arts, holding a BFA in musical theatre from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, and having served as Performing Arts Director at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. In recent years, she has served Trinity Arts Center (Johnson City, Tennessee) as a music theatre director. Her directing credits include The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Cotton Patch Gospel and Godspell, among others.
Annemarie’s acting repertoire includes principal roles in The Sound of Music (Maria), Once Upon a Mattress (Winifred), Fiddler on the Roof, Quilters, The Crucible, Man of LaMancha, Under Milkwood, The Good Doctor and Cotton Patch Gospel, among others. She has also performed operatic roles in The Telephone, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia. In 1989, Annemarie was honored to sing the National Anthem at the American Consulate in Jerusalem, Israel, where she served as an ambassador to the Jerusalem International YMCA.
Annemarie is also well seasoned in media, having held the position of media and public relations coordinator for the national Christian Medical and Dental Associations. Prior to her work at CMDA, she worked as an anchor/reporter for WKPT-TV (Kingsport, TN), and hosted programs for TCI-Cable, ACN, and CAT-TV in Western North Carolina.
Annemarie currently manages media and events for Art to Heart Ministries, an organization that helps people encounter God through the world’s great art via worship resources, Art to Heart Talks, and guided museum tours in the US and Europe. She adores her husband Jeff, and their two children, Laura and Brit. They are active members of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City where Annemarie founded and directs the youth instrumental ensemble, Joyful Noise (JoNo).