NEW YORK CITY: The Dramatists Guild of America has announced that Tina Fallon will step aside from her role as executive director for creative affairs. Fallon’s move, inspired by the Guild’s work to address systemic inequalities in theatre, is meant to encourage the theatre field to embrace dynamic and innovative new leadership.
“Since my start at the Dramatists Guild in 2016, the focus of creative affairs has been equity and inclusion in our community,” said Fallon in a statement. “To that end we have expanded our regional programs, diversified our staff and council, and enacted anti-bias training and practice. The next step in this process is to create opportunities for executive leadership at the Guild. Mine is one of the great jobs in the American theatre, and I am excited to know that the Guild now has an opportunity to select a new visionary leader to move the organization and the industry forward.”
The selection of a new executive director for creative affairs will take place after new council officers have been elected in March 2021. In the meantime, managing director Emmanuel Wilson will lead the Guild’s creative initiatives while Ralph Sevush continues on as executive director of business affairs and general counsel.
“Tina Fallon has not only done an exemplary job overseeing the Guild’s creative affairs,” Guild president Doug Wright said in a statement, “she has also been a profound moral voice for instituting the kind of changes that will truly bring us into the 21st century, as we continue to strive for diversity and inclusivity at all levels of the institution. We will miss her keen intelligence, her formidable skill, and her inspiring nature.”
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