BALTIMORE, MD: Ian Tresselt, the managing director of Everyman Theatre, will be leaving the company to pursue a double Masters Degree in Design Leadership at Johns Hopkins Carey School and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Tresselt came to the Everyman in 2008 from New York’s New Victory Theatre.
“I am so honored to have been a part of Everyman’s growth—both artistically and administratively—and to have seen us through our capital campaign and the grand opening of our new building on Fayette Street,” Tresselt said in a statement. “I am proud of Everyman’s incredible accomplishments and I am certain that the company’s path moving forward will remain strong.”
Everyman Theatre was founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi as a way to help artists from the region find consistent, meaningful work that will keep them living in and contributing to the cultural life and economy of Baltimore. Everyman’s resident company of artists all hail from the Baltimore/D.C. area.
Tresselt has stayed true to this mission by increasing the theatre’s budget and subscription rates every year. He was also an essential part in moving the theatre to its current home on Fayette Street in Baltimore, which opened in January 2013.
Everyman Theatre will commence a search in early 2015 for Tresselt’s replacement.