Ithaca's Hangar Theatre has a new artistic director. Jen Waldman is a graduate of Ithaca College. She says she got hooked on theater 20 years ago when she bought her first ticket to a Hangar production. Waldman is the founder of Jen Waldman Studio, a training ground for professional actors in New York City. In 2013, her students appeared in 13 Broadway shows. She has worked as a director and choreographer at numerous theaters, including the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn.