New Repertory Theatre Names Kate Warner New Artistic Director
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WATERTOWN, Mass.--(Business Wire)-- New Repertory Theatre announces that Kate Warner, nationally known, award-winning director from Atlanta-based Dad`s Garage Theatre Company, is its new Artistic Director. "Kate Warner is a natural leader," said Michael McCay, Chairman of the Board of New Repertory Theatre. "She has been successful as an Artistic Director and is known for her programming savvy. Kate also has the vision and experience to drive the continuing growth of our theatre." "Kate`s success extends to the national theatre community. She is an Executive Committee Board Member of Theatre Communications Group, a key industry service organization," said Mr. McCay. "Through this lens, Kate brings insight on the arts throughout the U.S. She is obviously well respected by her peers in the field." Ms. Warner was Artistic Associate with Dad`s Garage from 2003-2005, assuming leadership as Artistic Director in 2005. She has produced and directed five world premieres and directed many critically acclaimed shows which garnered her two Suzi Bass Nominations and Awards for Best Director in 2008 and 2006, respectively. In addition to her work at Dad`s Garage, she has directed at Magic Theatre in San Francisco, Actor`s Express and Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, and American Stage Theatre in Tampa Bay, among others. During Ms. Warner tenure, Dad`s Garage expanded its budget by 30% and increased the audience to over 30,000 patrons, while maintaining a fiscally sound operation. Prior to joining Dad`s Garage, Ms. Warner was the Managing Director/Artistic Associate with Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit, where she developed and oversaw an award-winning strategic plan to move the company into its new $5.4 million home. In addition to serving as a board member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Ms. Warner is co-chair of the 2009 TCG National Conference. She is also a member and facilitator of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director`s Lab in New York and a member and panelist of the Directors Lab West in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2004, she completed the Executive Program for Non-profit leaders in the Arts at Stanford`s Graduate School of Business and the New Artistic Leadership Institute with TCG/Dance USA at the McCarter Theatre. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan with degrees in Theatre and Anthropology. "I was attracted to the mission and the quality work at New Rep and am very excited to work with this theatre that has such a strong reputation with Boston artists," said Ms. Warner. "My aesthetic aligns with New Rep`s, and I look forward to pursuing works that are relevant to the community." Ms. Warner will start her new position this spring. She succeeds Rick Lombardo who is now Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre. New Repertory Theatre, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the third largest theatre in the Greater Boston area.It presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in intimate settings. New Repertory Theatre Gia Podobinski, 617-923-7060 x.205 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009
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