ENGLEWOOD, COLO.: Phamaly Theatre Company has named Maureen Johnson Ediger executive director. She took on the role Jan. 1 and succeeds Christopher Silberman, who filled the role for five years and left in July 2015.
“Through her firsthand experience, Maureen brings a keen awareness of Phamaly’s performers, programs, and mission,” said artistic director Bryce Alexander in a statement. “Paired with her dedication to disability advocacy, her strong track record for fundraising and leadership makes her an ideal partner in guiding Phamaly into its next chapter.”
Ediger served on Phamaly’s board since 2013, and she will leave her post as director of leadership programs at the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs, where she worked for over a decade, to take on this new role. Prior to that, she worked as director of strategic advancement at Sewell Child Development Center.
“I could not be more thrilled to be taking on this leadership position of an organization that I feel so personally passionate about as well as professionally aligned with their mission,” Ediger said in a statement. “I can’t wait to bring my skills and networks to Phamaly as it launches into its next phase as a change-making, perception-challenging, storytelling success.”
Founded in 1989, Phamaly Theatre Company, formerly known as the Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League, produces professional plays and musicals with performers with disabilities.