The South Dakota native will succeed founder Bain Boehlke beginning this summer.
Serge Seiden will leave Studio Theatre to work on other projects in the D.C. area.
The director and performance artist brings a mix of downtown and uptown credentials to the job of running the small but ambitious Off-Broadway theatre.
With its summer season just a few months away, a new leader joins the team at the Illinois theatre.
The longtime Ringling Bros. performer will take give counsel on Circus Center’s programming and productions.
But “I won’t be retiring from the theatre field,” he notes. He’s been at the job for 33 years.
He’s going back to his previous job at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, he says, because it’s more artistic than administrative.
One of the leaders at the Idaho theatre will depart after 13 years, during which time the theatre’s budget doubled.
A key figure in the theatre’s recent expansion projects, the American Conservatory Theater leader will leave after five years in the post.
She leaves the California theatre after three years in the post to take a job leading the San Diego Civic Theatre and the Balboa Theatre.