Feb 20 , 2020


The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation (VWAPAF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Quincy Thompson to Box Office Director. This position is the direct representative for ticket sales of all Van Wert Live events at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center and at the Grandstand. Executive Director, Tafi Stober states, “The VWAPAF Board and staff were seeking an individual who embodied energy and excellence in customer service. Quincy's professional experience at managing deadlines, implementing change and managing workflow, all while projecting a very positive personal brand, make her a perfect fit within our continuous improvement environment."

Quincy joins the VWAPAF team of professionals at a time when Box Office innovations are underway. Entertainment seekers will now see the Van Wert LIVE brand emerge with a new online presence and new ticketing platform for all Niswonger and Grandstand events presented by the VWAPAF. Digital ticketing with convenient print-at-home options and on-site device scanning will now be an option for patrons. Quincy welcomes the opportunity to guide our patrons through the ticketing process as we adapt to new technology.

"This community sets my heart on fire. My strong desire to contribute to the region through the performing arts is an extension of that pride. It is a distinct honor as the Box Office Director to be able to play a role in the entertainment we provide to the region. The vibrancy Van Wert exudes is awe-inspiring. The entertainment at the Niswonger has produced energy that is contagious and compels people to travel for miles to experience. It is my personal goal to ensure that experience in Van Wert exceeds expectations. As the concert venues and offerings grow to include a broader audience, I am eager to be behind the scenes helping patrons select their perfect seat to adventure! "

The Mission of the VWAPAF is to make Van Wert the entertainment destination of Ohio. The Van Wert LIVE brand is the identity that represents the concerts presented by the VWAPAF, most widely known by The Niswonger Performing Arts Center venue and also The Grandstand and Fountain Park.

"Quincy Thompson has a bright and beautiful personality that reflects the warm nature of Van Wert. We are a welcoming community and I cannot think of a more fitting individual to be the face and voice of Van Wert to our residents and guests. We are poised for growth as we reach out to new audiences through the programming of new venues. Quincy is a dynamic part of this vision," shares VWAPAF Board Chairman, Gary Taylor.

The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation is powered by the Van Wert County Foundation. The Van Wert LIVE (VWAPAF) Business Office is located within the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 10700 SR 118 South, Van Wert, Ohio. 


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