Syracuse Stage Names Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

Anderson will bring her experience working at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center to the company.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.: Syracuse Stage has appointed Jill A. Anderson as managing director. Anderson is currently the general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and will start at Syracuse on July 25. She will succeed Jeffrey Woodward.

Jill A. Anderson. (Photo by Sean D. Elliot)
Jill A. Anderson. (Photo by Sean D. Elliot)

“I am delighted by Jill’s selection as Syracuse Stage’s new managing director,” said artistic director Bob Hupp. “We really hit it off during the search process, and I know we’ll forge a strong partnership in Syracuse. Jill’s success at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center points to great things for the management of Syracuse Stage. We are fortunate to attract someone of Jill’s experience and commitment to our dedicated and talented team at Stage.”

Prior to serving as the general manager at the O’Neill , a position she has held since 2007, Anderson served as the company’s production manager. She previously worked as a stage manager at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, and at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where she continued on as the company manager.

“I look forward to using my experiences at the O’Neill and elsewhere in the service of such an esteemed organization, in a vibrant, diverse community,” said Anderson in a statement. “Coming onboard early in a new artistic director’s tenure is exciting, and the selection of Bob Hupp signals Stage’s commitment to its vision and to showing a wide breadth of narratives on stage.”