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Changing Roles

  • Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Announces Promotions

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | June 8, 2007 NEW YORK — Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Performing Arts/Media Facilities Planning and Design, announced the promotions of two associates: Donald Guyton, senior associate, and Kent Conrad, associate. Donald Guyton, Senior Associate, will be based in the New York office. He has been with Auerbach Pollock Friedlander since 2000 and has been a theatre professional for over 25 years. Guyton will be responsible for systems design and project management. Read More...
  • Wadsworth Announces Retirement

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 18, 2007 AUSTIN, TX — Next month, the Bass Concert Hall, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, will begin a $14.7 million renovation, but Pebbles Wadsworth, who has run the hall and the other five venues of the UT Performing Arts Center — will leave her position as director of the UT PAC to retire. Read More...
  • Thompson Joins Manchester International Festival

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 MANCHESTER, UK — Following on from project managing the Northumberland Lights lighting design, White Light’s Jack Thompson has taken on the role of technical director of theatre for the Manchester International Festival. Read More...
  • Christopher Ashley Named Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 SAN DIEGO, CA — The La Jolla Playhouse has appointed Christopher Ashley artistic director. Des McAnuff, who held the position previously, will shift to a newly created position known as Playhouse director emeritus. Read More...
  • Yamaha Appoints Dist. Manager

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | April 11, 2007 BUENA PARK, CA. — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has appointed Jake Jacoby district manager for Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. In his new position, Jacoby is responsible for all sales activities and the implementation of marketing plans throughout the territory. Read More...
  • Atlanta Theatre Finds Director

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | February 1, 2007 ATLANTA, GA — Following a nationwide search, the Atlanta-based Actor’s Express Theatre Company has named Bill Fennelly as its new producing artistic director. Fennelly has more than 18 years of artistic and directorial experience; most recently, he worked as the associate director of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Read More...
  • ETC Announces Executive Appointments

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | January 31, 2007MIDLETON, WI — ETC has promoted three individuals to new leadership positions at the vice presidential level. Effective immediately, Steve Downs will assume the new role of vice president of Quality and International Operations. Sarah (Spencer) Danke will take on the role of vice president of Professional Services, while Bill McGivern becomes vice president of Manufacturing. Read More...
  • Twin Cities Arts Leader Goes East

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | January 22, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Teresa Eyring, managing director of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, will become the executive director of the NYC-based Theatre Communications Group in March. She replaces Ben Cameron, who left the position in June 2006. TCG is a national organization that works to strengthen and nurture the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Read More...
  • Swan to Head Theatreworks West

    Jacob Coakley | Changing Roles | January 17, 2007 BRANSON, MO —Theatreworks, LLC has appointed Helen Swan to head up their new offices in Las Vegas, NV.  Swan has a diverse background in the entertainment industry, ranging from stage manager at Sun City Resorts in Sun City, South Africa to production stage manager of the Andy Williams Theatre in Branson, Mo., and more recently as entertainment manager for a local Las Vegas hotel/casino. Read More...
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