NEW YORK CITY: Lincoln Center Theater has named Evan Cabnet the artistic director of LCT3, a program that develops and produces new work from new artists. He succeeds Paige Evans, LCT3’s original artistic director, recently named artistic director of Signature Theatre. Cabnet will begin his new role July 1.
Also transitioning will be longtime LCT3 associate Natasha Sinha, who will be promoted to associate director effective July 1.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whose play Gloria was directed by Cabnet last season at the Vineyard Theatre, and whose new play War begins previews this week at LCT3, said in a statement, “This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Evan is one of the most compassionate, intelligent, and forward-thinking dramaturg/directors out there, and has over a decade of experience in the trenches of all sorts of new play development worlds. His sense of the breadth and richness of the work being made today is going to be such a score for LCT3.”
Cabnet’s recent directing credits on Broadway include Thérèse Raquin (Roundabout Theater Company) and The Performers. His Off-Broadway credits include Gloria and Outside People (Vineyard Theatre), The Model Apartment and Poor Behavior (Primary Stages), A Kid Like Jake and All-American (Lincoln Center Theater), The Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout Theater Company), Elizabeth Meriwether’s Oliver Parker! (stageFARM),Warrior Class (Second Stage), Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater Company), The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels) and Do I Hear a Waltz?, among others.
“I’ve had the pleasure of calling Lincoln Center Theater an artistic home for many years, and I’m thrilled and humbled to assume the position of artistic director at LCT3,” said Cabnet in a statement. “The championing of new playwrights has always been my passion, and I’m very excited to continue this work in this new capacity. Paige Evans has always been my mentor and advocate, and although she leaves big shoes to fill, I look forward as I turn from directing to producing to introducing audiences to new voices, new stories, and new artists.”