Getting To Know You: Gina Yolango
As the new kid on the block here at Orlando Shakes, I thought it would be a good idea to get to know everybody at the office and with the help of our trusty blog, readers can come along with me! First up: Gina Yolango, Box Office Manager.
Favorite Shakespeare play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Favorite show seen at Orlando Shakes: Moon for the Misbegotten, Spring 2005
Most anticipated show this season: Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker
Gina was born in the bright lights of NYC before moving to Virginia Beach where she grew up in Richmond. She studied theater in college with dreams of being a stage manager, but quickly realized she missed the audience and patron interaction. After landing a temporary position as a fill-in House Manager for the Orlando Shakes, she worked backstage for a few seasons before ending up in the Box Office.
2013-2014 marks Gina’s 10th season at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. She says her favorite part about the job has been the relationships she’s built with the patrons and her coworkers. Some of her favorite activities include weekly baking sessions, watching movies (she’s working her way through the Oscar Winners right now), and maintaining her trivia knowledge. When asked what Shakespeare character she was most like Gina said, “I’d like to say Beatrice but I’d have to go with someone incredibly lame like Ophelia.”
One little known fact about the Box Office? All three staff members that work there aren’t “huggers”. Good to know. I hope you enjoyed meeting our lovely Box Office Manager. Keep an eye out for my next post as I make my way around the office.
Public Relations Coordinator, Orlando Shakespeare Theater