Regent Theatre marketing and communications manager Hannah
Molloy yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Former Dunedin City Council communications adviser Hannah
Molloy has a dramatic new role.
Ms Molloy swapped one side of the Octagon for another last
week, joining the Regent Theatre as its new marketing and
''The Regent is such a beloved city institution and it will
always play a key part in the direction of Dunedin's arts and
culture sector,'' she said yesterday.
''Dunedin people love it.''
It was an exciting time to be involved in arts and culture in
Dunedin, with the development of the new DCC arts and culture
strategy, she said.
''The drive to make the creative, beautiful and dramatic arts
a part of our everyday world is really strengthening around
the city. There's so much potential in the sector now for
Dunedin to build on its reputation as a significant centre
for performing arts and there is a real will to make that
Her new role would involve promoting the Regent to Dunedin
and the world.
''I'll be building on the theatre's long-term strategy,
marketing the theatre and putting our plans into action to
make sure the people of Dunedin and Otago have access to the
same level of stunning local, national and international acts
evident in other main centres.
"As Dunedin's premier performing arts venue, we also have a
responsibility to strengthen both the city's and the
theatre's profile internationally to ensure event producers
continue to be enthusiastic about touring their shows
Ms Molloy was DCC communications adviser for the past seven
years, responsible for writing newsletters, web content and
media releases, contributing to internal and external
communications strategies and managing social media.
''The DCC has been an amazing organisation for learning the
ins and outs of many aspects of the city's development and
how to communicate those to a wide and disparate audience,''
''I'm looking forward to applying that experience in this