SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.: Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) plans to welcome Scott DeVine as managing director following a national search. He will co-lead business and operations for the organization alongisde ETC’s artistic director, Jonathan Fox.
“The ETC board decided to hire Scott after a long and exhaustive national search where he was clearly one of the most experienced theatre managers on the West Coast,” said ETC’s board president, Simon Williams, in a statement. “Scott has skillfully managed complex artistic organizations and has been responsible for ensuring that the theatres he has served have maintained a sound financial base, especially in difficult economic times. Here at ETC we already have a solid base within the community, and we look forward, under Scott’s leadership, to years of strengthening that base and sustaining our position as the leading professional theatre between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.”
DeVine has more than 20 years of theatre management experience. He was most recently the general manager and CFO for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, where he led the finances and operations for more than a decade. He also worked as director of finance and operations for the San Francisco Girls Chorus and spent two years as the general manager of the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, Calif. DeVine was interim executive director of the Performing Arts Center in Purchase, N.Y. He has also held positions with the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
“The Ensemble Theatre Company is entering an important phase of its history,” said DeVine in a statement, “with the opportunity to reengage theatregoers who have long loved the art produced, while simultaneously attracting a new generation of entertainment enthusiasts looking forward to live performances. I’m excited to embark on this next chapter with our esteemed artistic director, Jonathan, this board, and our experienced staff. Together, I am confident that we will be able to achieve new heights for this established pillar of the Santa Barbara community.”
Founded in 1979, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is Santa Barbara’s leading professional resident theatre company. The company presents up to six shows per season and attracts artists from all across the country to its home at the New Vic. As of 2019, ETC’s budget was $2.7 million.
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