On February 14, 2013, theatre professional Vincenzo Meduri founded Enlightened Theatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to further the cultural enrichment of Salem by providing professional musical theatre experiences and education for all.
A Salem native and graduate of Sprague High School, Mr. Meduri earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Elon University in 2011. Following graduation, he pursued his dreams in New York City discovering a love for directing and teaching, which inspired him to return to Salem to establish an organization for artists, students and dreamers dedicated to instilling hope, education and inspiration in generations to come.
After a successful run of Enlightened Theatrics’ first summer musical in 2013, Mr. Meduri returned to New York City to work as Producing Assistant for Daniel Chilewich and Todd Gershwin on the high-profile Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin. By expanding his experience and knowledge of the immensely talented Broadway community, Mr. Meduri befriended and collaborated with Broadway producer/publisher Brisa Trinchero, who currently serves as a strategic consultant for Enlightened Theatrics.
Mr. Meduri and the Enlightened Theatrics Staff and Board of Directors are thrilled to deliver the Broadway experience to Salem, while continuing to breathe new life into a rich, historical institution at the center of the city’s cultural, social and economic evolution.
In January 2015, the Meduri family acquired Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre.
Constructed in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre has served as a staple of Salem cultural life for more than a century housing and hosting everything from performing arts to entertainment, retail, restaurants and more.
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