BALTIMORE: Everyman Theatre has announced that Marissa LaRose will join the company as their new managing director, beginning immediately, following a 10-month search led by Management Consultants for the Arts. LaRose will lead the organization alongside founding artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi.
“In Marissa, we’ve found a creative business leader who brings a breadth of skills and depth of experiences that will help ensure our continued growth in an ever-changing artistic environment,” said Lancisi in a statement. “Together, I am certain we can accomplish more than either of us would be able to individually, especially as we navigate these unchartered waters.”
Prior to joining Everyman, LaRose spent 11 years with Arena Stage. Most recently, LaRose was Arena Stage’s senior director of operations, where she oversaw artist contracts, facility operation and maintenance, and approximately $5 million of the organization’s annual operating budget. Additionally, LaRose serves on the League of Resident Theatres’ equity, diversity, and inclusion committee, as well as its collective bargaining 101 committee. She has conducted workshops on theatre management, stage management, and résumés and cover letters, and also served as an event manager for Turnaround Arts at the Kennedy Center.
“As the entire country works to adjust routines and support one another in new ways,” said LaRose in a statement, “I am exhilarated to partner with Vinny in leading Everyman, and supporting this new family, through the challenges ahead. The profound and sincere love Everyman exudes for the community and for one another is what attracted me to Everyman and is also what assures me that we will be vibrant for years to come. I cannot wait to partner with Vinny to shepherd this phenomenal theatre home into its 30th anniversary season.”