Magic Theatre Names Jaimie Mayer Interim Managing Director

She will transition into her new position after serving on the theatre’s board for four years.

SAN FRANCISCO: Magic Theatre has named Jaimie Mayer interim managing director. She succeeds Ellen Richard, who also served in an interim capacity and who will be continuing on as a consultant for a capital campaign at Magic Theatre.

Jaimie Mayer.
Jaimie Mayer.

“Jaimie Mayer has been an ardent supporter over the last four years, and she brings to Magic a wealth of governance, philanthropic, and management expertise as well as a passion for building adventurous theatrical work,” said artistic director Loretta Grego in a statement. “She will be a brilliant partner in crime and has already hit the ground running with board and staff, after a seamless transition with Ellen Richard.”

Mayer has more than a decade theatre management and producing experience. With her own consulting business, she worked with young philanthropists, families, and nonprofits looking to create their philanthropic footprint. She created the initial education and artist residency programs at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. She served as the first managing director of terraNOVA Collective, and founded the production company Don’t Eat the Pictures Productions in 2007. Some of her producing credits include the Broadway production of [title of show] and the Off-Broadway production of John Kolvenbach’s Love Song at 59E59. She has served on the board of Magic Theatre for the past four years. In addition, she is a trustee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the vice chair of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), the vice president of the Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, and serves on United States Artists National Leadership Council as well as the Education Committee at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA). She holds an undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and an MFA in theatre management and producing from Columbia’s School of the Arts.

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