HILLSBORO, ORE.: Bag&Baggage Productions has named Cassie Greer as its new artistic director. Greer has worked with B&B since 2011, most recently as the company’s associate artistic director. She will succeed founding artistic director Scott Palmer, who will leave this spring to lead Idaho’s Company of Fools. Greer will co-lead the company with managing director Beth Lewis.
“We are excited to have Cassie step into this role at Bag&Baggage,” said Gayle Nachtigal, chair of B&B’s board of directors, in a statement. “As our company continues to grow into an institution here in downtown Hillsboro, it is important for us to have artistic leadership that understands where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Cassie knows this organization inside and out, and she was our clear choice to take the helm and lead us forward.”
Greer trained in the MFA acting program at Florida Atlantic University and received her BA in Theatre from Northern Indiana’s Goshen College. She began working with B&B eight years ago as an actor, then went on to work in various education, outreach, and artistic support roles at the company. She’s served as associate artistic director since 2017.
“I’m incredibly honored to step into this role with a company that has been my artistic home for so much of the past decade, and I’m thrilled to be part of the wave of female artistic leadership happening across the American theatre landscape right now,” said Greer in a statement. “Scott has created such a remarkable community here in Hillsboro, and I’m excited to build on this foundation and take our work into an even more diverse, challenging, and exciting future.”
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