Dramatists Guild Names Tina Fallon Executive Director of Creative Affairs

by Jacob Coakley
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Tina Fallon, new executive director of creative affairs for the Dramatists Guild
Tina Fallon, new executive director of creative affairs for the Dramatists Guild

Tina Fallon, director, producer, technician and production manager, will succeed Gary Garrison as the executive director of creative affairs for the Dramatists Guild. 

TINA FALLON IS THE DRAMATISTS GUILD'S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE AFFAIRS

The Dramatists Guild of America is pleased to announce Tina Fallon as its new Executive Director of Creative Affairs. She succeeds Gary Garrison, who recently retired from the position after a ten-year tenure.

Garrison notes, "Tina is the perfect person to step in to the job of ED of Creative Affairs. In the short time I've known her, I can see already that she'll take a lot of the programs we created when I came in and elevate them to a place of real importance, not only to the Guild as an institution, but to each and every member who is the foundation of the Guild. She's incredibly insightful, fun, warm, gracious, forward-thinking, recognizes the often uphill challenges for writers and has a genuine desire to understand and better the day-to-day lives of dramatists everywhere."

Guild President Doug Wright said, "It's a bittersweet time at the Guild; we're saying a very fond and heartfelt ‘farewell’ to Gary Garrison as our exemplary Executive Director of Creative Affairs. In the same breath, we are very pleased to welcome the dynamic, inventive Tina Fallon to his post. Tina promises to continue Gary's remarkable work, and make thrilling new contributions to better the lives and work of Dramatists Guild members."

Fallon is a New York-based producer, arts advocate, and the founding producer of The 24 Hour Plays. Since 1995, Ms. Fallon and The 24 Hour Company have produced The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals, often as charity benefits for The Old Vic, Atlantic Theater Company, Urban Arts Partnership, Dublin Youth Theatre, The Orchard Project, The William Inge Festival, and Finland's Teatterifestivaali Lainsuojattomat, among others. The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway is now in its sixteenth year.

As a young producer in Los Angeles, Ms. Fallon worked with Theatre 40, FreightTrain Shakespeare, and the L.A. Rep. She returned to New York and co-founded Crux Productions. As a director, Ms. Fallon led the first workshop production of Will Eno's Tragedy: a tragedy and the world premiere of Linell Ajello's Lonely Comet at the Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival. She produced independent film, television, and commercials. As a scenic carpenter, technical director and production manager, she spent years in the trenches-sometimes literally off and off-off-Broadway, working for the Atlantic, Primary Stages, WPA, New Georges, the Kitchen, La MaMa, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, the Theatorium, Galapagos Art Space and more.