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Fall 2019 Hours of Operation
- Sunday through Thursday: 10am – midnight
- Friday: 10am-8pm (10pm when there are no special events)
- Saturday: 10am-6pm (8pm when there are no special events)
Special hours of operation will be implemented during University-wide closures.
Laurie McCall, Director (she/her/hers)Laurie McCall has been working in the Division of University of Life at Penn since 1992 where she started as Assistant Director of New Student Orientation for the Department of Academic Support Programs. After starting a family in 1999, she remained on a part time basis to run the PennQuest Pre-Orientation Program. In 2007, she returned to full time to work for the Platt Student Performing Arts House and Pre-Orientation Programs. Her role expanded in 2013 as she took on the Director position. She holds a B.S. in Education from Kutztown University and a M.A. in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University.
Megan Edelman, Associate Director (she/her/hers)Megan Edelman has been a part of the University of Pennsylvania since 2007. As an undergraduate student, she worked for the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. After graduating, she joined the alumni development and alumni relations team for the Perelman School of Medicine and later served as the Rodin College House Coordiantor. Megan holds a BA in English Literature from Penn and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies. In addition to serving the students of Penn, she is an actor and performance artist, and she enjoys applying her passion for the arts to her work each day.
James Grant, Program Administrator (he/him/his) James is excited to join the Platt House team and hit the ground running in an already busy semester! James has a deep love for storytelling, learned during his conservatory-style training at the University of Wisconsin while obtaining his Acting MFA. The roles that have stuck with him the most are Cholly from Lydia Diamond’s “The Bluest Eye” and Eugene in Dael Orlandersmith’s “Yellowman”. James has recently been able to utilize his performance and nonprofit managerial training directing “Stick Fly” at Texas Tech University and serving as the Associate Director of Technology for the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association’s (VASTA) 2016 annual conference. Once arriving in Philadelphia, he became a fellow at The Media Mobilizing Project to learn and hone skills in documentary and message-driven storytelling. He’s also an avid gamer, tech enthusiast, and burgeoning sound designer. Please drop by his office and say hi, share a story, or talk shop!
Amanda Labonte, Technical Supervisor (she/her/hers)PAC Shop: 4100 Walnut, 215-898-5823
Sara Outing, Administrative Coordinator (she/her/hers)
is a Class of ’13 alumn working as a scenic designer, fabricator, and puppeteer for local theatres. She’s delighted to be back in the Penn community! Stop by the front desk for long discussions about tea, papier-mache, and art markers.
Additional StaffMichelle Moller – Technical Assistant, 215-573-8647 C.
Dan Carsello – Interim Glee Club Director, 215-898-4533
Greer Cheeseman – Penn Band Director, 215-898-8719
Dan Paul – Penn Jazz Ensemble Director
Rachel Kantra Beal – Penn Dance Director