LOUISVILLE, KY.: Actors Theatre of Louisville has appointed Kevin E. Moore as its new managing director. He will succeed Jennifer Bielstein, who stepped down in March to become managing director of the Guthrie Theater. Moore, who has served as the managing director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) for the past six years, will transition into his new role on July 6.
“I’m thrilled that Kevin E. Moore will be joining me and our dedicated team at Actors Theatre here in Louisville,” said artistic director Les Waters in a statement. “Kevin not only has a passion for new plays but an understanding that theatre needs to belong to the community in which it lives. During his time at TCG, Kevin gained a national perspective from theatres throughout the country. He will bring the best of those experiences here to Actors Theatre. He is a nationally respected and inspired arts leader, and I very much look forward to our partnership.”
Moore has more than 25 years of experience in performing arts administration. Prior to his time at TCG, Moore worked at Arizona Theatre Company for 10 years in various roles and ultimately served as the managing director. He is a founding board member and former board president for Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com in Phoenix. Moore has served on panels for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, TCG, and has served on several planning committees for meetings for the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). He has also served on the committee for contract negotiations between LORT and United Scenic Artists, and has been on the executive committee for LORT. Currently, he serves on the inaugural board of the National Center for Arts Research, headquartered at Southern Methodist University. He is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
“I have long admired Actors Theatre of Louisville for balancing a deep commitment to their local community with a transformative vision for the new-play sector and theatre field,” said Moore in a statement. “I look forward to bringing the national networks I developed during my tenure at TCG in support of that vision, and to partnering with Les and the exceptional Actors Theatre board and staff. To TCG’s executive director Teresa Eyring, and to the entire TCG board and staff, I extend my gratitude for an extraordinary six years, and know we’ll find new opportunities to work together.”