Jorn bringing new ideas to RiverPark

When Rich Jorn arrived in Owensboro on Nov. 4, 2019, to become executive director of the RiverPark Center, “I was really fired up and ready to go,” he said recently.

Then, four months later, when the coronavirus pandemic hit Owensboro, he said, “everything just disappeared.”

And things still aren’t getting much better eight months later.

“In the last two weeks, we’ve had three events rescheduled,” Jorn said. “And a couple more are looking to move their events. We’re at 50% capacity now. But you can’t socially distance at 50%.”
“However, what Rich has been able to creatively do in putting on shows like ‘The Princess Bride and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ with shadow casts have been nothing short of amazing. His expertise in the business side of the performing arts in understanding how to operate under a very tight budget has been on full demonstration. We are fortunate to have someone like Rich in Owensboro.”
To read the full article by Messenger-Inquirer reporter Keith Lawrence, click here