Eastern Michigan University
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Pam Cardell Cato

Assistant Managing Director

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  • MA - Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1998
  • BS - Comprehensive Communication & Theatre, Eastern Michigan University 1993

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Pam is delighted to put her degrees to use as part of EMU’s School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts where she has served as Assistant Managing Director for EMU Theatre since 1996. Her current position includes: coordinating EMU Theatre’s annual High School Drama Day and Scholarship Auditions, marketing and promotions, maintaining the theatre scholarship/service award system, assisting the student theatre group Players at EMU, overseeing special events and outreach and assisting with Mainstage and Laboratory productions. Pam has had the opportunity to teach Fundamentals of Speech, Senior Seminar and Fundamentals of Acting. In her years of theatre participation she has taken on a variety of roles such as actress, assistant director, director, producer and has worked with several area theatres including The Purple Rose, Performance Network, the Riverside Arts Center and of course EMU. Additionally, she worked as an annual guest director for Huron High School in Ann Arbor from 1998-2012 and directed for Chelsea High School, winning the MIFA State Championship for Outstanding Class B Play for 2005-2006. In December of 2018, Pam received the Michigan Thespians "Standing Ovation Award." This award is given "in honor of those who create positive and lasting change by leading with optimism and light; giving unconditionally of themselves and forever changing each of us."