“I have had the pleasure of knowing Irene since 2005 and have worked side by side with her since 2008,” said Bunge in a statement. “It has been a joy to be a part of her journey leading to this opportunity. I know Irene will be a great partner for producing artistic director Carol Dunne and a highly successful managing director for Northern Stage. The future of Northern Stage is in the best of hands .”
Green, who was named associate managing director last January, came to Northern Stage in 2013 to serve as the director of sales and marketing. Previously she worked with Bunge at both the Commonweal Theatre Company and Great River Shakespeare Festival. In her tenure as director of sales and marketing at Northern Stage, Green worked to make ticket sales more equitable and accessible, and her efforts led to an overall increase in attendance and a decrease of the average patron age. As associate managing director, she streamlined administrative systems, financial tracking, and the contracting process for more than 250 artists and administrators hired by the company each year.
“I am tremendously honored to serve as Northern Stage’s next managing director and to lead this company with Carol in the months and years ahead,” said Green in a statement. “A leadership transition is seldom seamless, but with Eric Bunge’s continued involvement in the organization as well as Carol’s continued tenure as the producing artistic director, I am confident we will sail on smooth waters. Northern Stage is an important institution for the Twin State region and the national professional theater industry,” said Green in a statement.