NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the publisher of American Theatre, has announced that Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, will be the organization’s new board chair. Moriarty takes over the position from Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Center Theatre Group, and joins a slate of officers that includes vice chairs Marshall Jones III and Kathryn M. Lipuma, secretary Larissa FastHorse, and treasurer Tim Jennings.
“I have found my participation on TCG’s board to be extremely rewarding,” said Moriarty in a statement. “Building on 55 years of service to the field, TCG is leading the charge to a sustainable future for theatre in the U.S. and beyond. I’m proud to be able to join with the board and staff of TCG to fulfill its ambitious plans for the future.”
TCG has also announced the addition of six new members to its board of directors: Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse; Derek Goldman, cofounding director of Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, director, playwright, and professor at Georgetown University; Susan Hilferty, costume and set designer; Eileen J. Morris, artistic director of Houston’s Ensemble Theatre; Lisa Portes, Chicago-based director and educator; and Shana C. Waterman, head of television at Universal-based One Race TV.
“My faith in our theatre field is annually renewed by witnessing the leadership of TCG’s brilliant body of trustees,” TCG executive director Teresa Eyring said in a statement. “Year after year, each new class of TCG’s board members brings a diverse and dynamic range of perspectives to help guide our vision of a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre.”
Members of TCG’s board serve three two-year terms. Board officers serve terms of one-year, concurrent with the fiscal year of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.