Industry Roundup: New Hires in the Theatre Community | Playbill

Industry News Industry Roundup: New Hires in the Theatre Community See who has recently joined the team at high-profile artistic institutions across the United States.

The new season has brought about a variety of job changes in venerable performing arts institutions. Below are a few recent hires at theatre organizations around the country.

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Kwofe Coleman
Managing Director, The Muny (St. Louis, MO)
Coleman, who has worked at The Muny in a variety of positions since 1998, will helm the largest and oldest outdoor theatre in the nation.

Lee Sunday Evans
Artistic Director, Waterwell (New York, NY)
The Obie Award winner will succeed Tom Ridgely at Waterwell, a nonprofit focused on civic engagement and performance.

Hunter Foster
Artistic Director, Redhouse Arts Center (Syracuse, NY)
The Broadway actor, writer, and directer, represented Off-Broadway with The Other Josh Cohen, will work collaboratively with Redhouse Executive Director Samara Hannah on the programming for the 2019–2020 season.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact, John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (Washington, D.C.)
Joseph, a 2017 TED Global Fellow, dancer, spoken word artist, and playwright, will head the Center's community engagement initiatives on a local and national scale.

Meghan Lantzy
General Manager, Signature Theatre (New York, NY)
A transplant fron Lincoln Center, Lantzy joins Artistic Director Paige Evans, and Executive Director Harold Wolpert at the Off-Broadway company. "I’m confident Meghan’s management expertise and thoughtful approach will help us continue moving forward and realizing the possibilities inherent in our unique mission," said Wolpert.

Jacob G. Padrón
Artistic Director, Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT)
The founder of the Sol Project, which supports and celebrates Latino playwrights, takes the lead artistic position. He held a tenured position at The Public Theater and previously worked at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. “I am committed to supporting stories that are in conversation with the world," Padrón said.

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