ATLANTA: Dad’s Garage Theatre has named Jon Carr as its next artistic director. Carr officially stepped into the role on Feb. 1 after serving as interim artistic director since November of 2019. He succeeds Kevin Gillese.
“We had so many impressive candidates and when we looked at where the organization is and where we want to head, it became clear that Jon possesses all the skills we need to build on our foundation of success, to take us even further,” said Derin Dickerson, board chair and chair of the search committee, in a statement.
Before serving as the interim artistic director, Carr was the marketing director at Dad’s Garage for four years. He also worked in the marketing and artistic offices at the Alliance Theatre. Carr has been an ensemble member of Dad’s Garage since 2014.
“This is my dream job,” said Carr in a statement. “Dad’s was started by young artists who wanted to create and be in work they were excited about and weren’t seeing elsewhere. That stands true to this day, almost 25 years later. As an artist, I’ve come to realize how vital Dad’s is to the city and I’m eager to bring the same opportunities Dad’s gave to me to all our current and future generations of talent.”