Bensenville Park District hires new cultural arts supervisor

 Angelina Davila to implement new and improved programs

Bensenville, Ill.—The Bensenville Park District has hired a new cultural arts supervisor to join its recreation team. Angelina Davila comes to Bensenville after years of experience in the world of cultural and performing arts.

Ever since she was young, Davila loved the theater. From performing to producing, she has done it all since she started performing at age 15. In the years following, Davila has been a part of more than 14 productions as crew, cast or behind the scenes.

“I have had a passion for theater and the arts for a while now,” Davila says. “This position has given me the opportunity to express my interests and create something new.”

Davila recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in theater and performance. She got especially interested in producing and project management during her last year of college, where she worked on multiple productions for the theater department.

“Her experience in writing and co-producing several of her own plays while attending school and immediately after graduating were things that made her stand out,” says Superintendent of Recreation Leslie DeMoss.

Davila says her passion for the arts has always existed, and the park district was the perfect fit for her: “I have only been working here for around four weeks, and I feel like I already belong. Everyone is eager to help me, and the staff is very warm and inviting.”

After about a month on the job, Davila has already implemented some of her ideas. She recently created and distributed a survey, asking residents what type of programs they’d like to see in the upcoming program guide.

“It’s important that the community has a say in what programs are offered,” she says. “I want to create art and theater programs for not only children but adults as well.”

Davila attributes her organization and management skills to her recent theatrical productions, and she is bringing her coordination, access and organization experience and passion to the park district.

The district’s Fall Program Guide includes cultural activities such as open mic nights, dancing, guitar lessons, acting classes and more. Individuals can register for these programs now at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street in Bensenville, or by calling (630) 766-7015.

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