Who's Who at ImaginOn Presents... Jared Misner!

Ever wondered who the lucky people are that get to work at ImaginOn every day? Welcome to our Who’s Who at ImaginOn column, where we’ll feature people who work in all corners of this magical building, from the scene shop and costume shop of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte to the circulation desk, the Spangler Library and Teen Loft of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Say hello next time you see us in the building!


What is your name?

Jared Misner

What is your position/company/role at ImaginOn?

I’m Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s social media and media relations manager.

What does that actually mean you do every day?

I get to take fun pictures and video, and somehow I convinced someone to actually pay me for it. I also get to write and edit everything Children’s Theatre of Charlotte creates, including everything from its playbills, brochures and fire Instagram captions.

If I were walking around the building, how would I recognize you?

It’s hard to miss my hair. I’m also probably walking with my head down, looking for the perfect emoji to accent our latest Facebook post.

What is the absolute coolest or weirdest or most fun part about your job at ImaginOn working for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte?

Who wouldn’t love coming to work every day at ImaginOn? It’s the most whimsical building in Charlotte!

You know that game “Two Truths and a Lie,” where you give three facts, and two of them are true and one is false? What are two truths and a lie about you? (*Scroll to the end for the false one!)

1. I was on Family Feud.

2. I’ve broken both my legs at one time or another.

3. I’m a vegan.

What is your favorite book?

Yikes, this is hard to only choose one! I taught kindergarten and first grade for three years with Teach For America, and I got a tattoo from The Lorax while teaching because I loved the book so much. Who says you ever have to grow up?

What did you do before you came to ImaginOn?

I worked at The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., as a reporter for a bit, and I also taught bilingual kindergarten and first-grade classes in Charlotte with Teach For America. I also wrote (and still do!) for Charlotte magazine.

If you could live in any imaginary world, what would it be and why?

Is there any other answer than Hogwarts?


*The falsehood: I have not broken both legs.