NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has named Adrian Budhu as its new deputy director and chief operating officer. Budhu, who started in the position this week, replaces Kevin E. Moore, who left the company in July to become the managing director of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Andrea Nellis served as interim managing director.
“We’re excited to welcome Adrian to the TCG staff as our new deputy director and chief operating officer,” said executive director Teresa Eyring in a statement. “Adrian’s strategic vision and organizational management experience, combined with his commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, make him an ideal fit for TCG at this pivotal moment in our history. I’ve admired his significant accomplishments over the years at the Theater Offensive, and look forward to working closely with him to advance TCG’s vision of ‘a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre.'”
Budhu recently moved to New York City after spending the last five years as managing director of Boston’s Theater Offensive. During his tenure, the organization’s debt was overcome, and its revenue grew from $500,000 in 2011 to $1.3 million in 2016. Budhu has also worked at the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, XAMOnline.com, Metro Boston Newspaper, and John Hancock Financial. Budhu has served on TCG’s board of directors, from which he has recently resigned. Other prior affiliations include the Boston Cultural Change Network, Boston Creates Leadership Council, and Point Foundation’s National Board of Directors. He is an avid runner and has completed numerous marathons, raising more than $200,000 to benefit LGBTQ youth, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and victims of domestic abuse.
“TCG’s work and Teresa’s passion for the field have always been a true source of admiration,” said Budhu in a statement. “I think our pairing is dynamic and innovative, and we have the opportunity to model what we expect from the sector. I am ready to inspire change where needed and work with the entire TCG family to position the organization for further advancement and success. I am honored to take up this leadership role at TCG and do my part in honoring its many commitments, and most specifically the commitment of creating a better world because of theatre.”