CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has announced that artistic director Adam Burke will share leadership with managing director Linda Reynolds, a new role for the company. Burke and Reynolds served as co-replacements of the executive director for an eight-month interim period. After the departure of the executive director Hannah Grannemann last December, the board voted to move forward with a co-leadership position.
The company has shifted from a single leadership position to a dual leadership model, and there will no longer be an executive director position. Burke and Reynolds will jointly report to the board of directors.
“In early 2017, the board began a due diligence process, researching a large group of peer cultural organizations nationwide,” said board chairman Brian Murdock in a statement. “We found the prevalent leadership model in many theatres was formed around a dual structure. We had two excellent leaders in place at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte who will now lead the company into the future as we transition to this model.”
Burke has served as the artistic director since 2013, and Reynolds previously served as the company’s managing director of development, marketing, and sales.