Kristen Palmer is the new artistic director at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Connecticut. She was formerly a member of Printer’s Devil Theater in Seattle.
New Century Theater Company in Seattle has a new managing director: Kayti Barnett. She takes over for Jamie Herlich, who has served as acting managing director since 2011.
Arizona Theatre Company artistic director David Ira Goldstein announced that he will be retiring in December, after 21 years as head of the theatre. In addition, managing director Mark Cole will step down from his post in October, after two years at ATC.
Redmoon Theater in Chicago has a new managing director: Sophia Wong Boccio. Her experience includes co-running two not-for-profits simultaneously: She served as managing director of Chicago International Film Festival and executive director of Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
J.R. Sullivan has left the Pearl Theatre Company in New York City, where he had been artistic director since 2009. Kate Farrington has been appointed interim artistic director.
Mara Isaacs, producing director of McCarter Theatre Center, stepped down from her position in June to launch her company Octopus Theatricals LLC. Isaacs joined McCarter in 1995 and will remain on as a consultant.
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