Laura Kepley has been named artistic director of Cleveland Play House in Ohio. Kepley began her career at the theatre three years ago when she was hired as associate artistic director. She took over as interim artistic director in May.
PICT Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pa., has appointed Alan Stanford as its new producing artistic director. Stanford had been serving as the interim artistic director for the theatre since February. Stanford is also the former artistic director of Second Age Theatre Company in Ireland.
Firehouse Theatre Project in Richmond, Va., has promoted Jase Smith to artistic director. Smith has led the theatre as interim artistic director since January. He first came to the theatre as an artistic associate in 2008.
Seema Sueko, co-founder and executive artistic director of Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego, Calif., is stepping down from her position at the theatre. She is joining Pasadena Playhouse, located 129 miles north, as associate artistic director.
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s managing director Benjamin Moore announced that he will step down from his position in June 2014, after 28 years at the theatre. He will be honored at the theatre’s annual gala in March.
This month, John Thew is starting work as the new managing director of Theatre Aspen in Colorado. Thew was previously the managing director at Theater Latté Da in Minneapolis, a position he held for three years.
Laurens Wilson has been promoted from core member at PURE Theater in Charleston, S.C., to managing director. A Charleston native, Wilson is the former managing director of Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, Md., and Pine Box Theatre in Chicago.
Kim Deaton is the new managing director at Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in Ohio. Deaton is a Cincinnati native and was previously the president of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society.
Anne Mueller has begun work as the first-ever managing director at Bag&Baggage Productions in Oregon. Previously, Mueller spent 15 seasons as a dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre and was recently the company’s interim artistic director.