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The Friends of the State Theatre is an organization of volunteers committed to preserving and revitalizing the historic State Theatre of Stoughton for dance, music, theatrical performances, visual art, literary readings and film events for the benefit of the community residents and visitors.

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Friends of The State Theatre


The Friends of the State Theatre is an organization of volunteers committed to preserving and revitalizing the historic State Theatre of Stoughton for dance, music, theatrical performances, visual art, literary readings and film events for the benefit of the community residents and visitors.

The mission of the Friends of State Theatre is to restore and operate this historic atmospheric Vaudeville theatre for the benefit of the community and to provide a much-needed economic boost to downtown Stoughton. This project directly aligns with our mission and the upgrading/rehabilitating of the facility directly relates to our overall organizational and strategic plan. With a newly-revitalized State Theatre, Stoughton will become a cultural destination, and attract residents from across region and Greater Boston, and tourists from across Massachusetts and New England, thus stimulating our local and regional economies and bringing foot traffic into the downtown. Moreover, this dynamic multidisciplinary arts center will become a centerpiece of culture in our town and help improve the lives of the young people in our region by engaging them directly in the arts-enjoying theatrical, musical, dance, multicultural and literary performances on a routine basis

Board of Directors

John Stagnone

President

Longtime resident of Stoughton, husband to Roberta Harrell Stagnone, father of 2 adult children, employed as Pricing Analysis with LSC Communications (formerly Courier Corp., RR Donnelley). Former member of the Board of Selectmen (Chairman 2 years), Stoughton Planning Board, Housing Policy Committee, Cable Advisory Committee, South Coast Rail Committee, Town Meeting Member and President of Stoughton Media Access Corporation.

William Manburg

Treasurer

Bill is a senior consultant at Accounting Management Solutions, a consulting firm that provides accounting services for businesses and non-profits. He has worked at AMS since 1999 and focuses on working with small businesses and small non-profit organizations. He has served on the boards of his community centers and as a board member and officer of his Temple. Prior to joining AMS Bill worked as a part-time controller and CFO for many small businesses. Bill graduated magna cum laude with a BBA from UMass Amherst and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a MBA.


Roberta Stagnone

Clerk

David Asack

Director

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