BUFFALO, N.Y.: The Irish Classical Theatre Company (ICTC) has announced that executive artistic director Kate LoConti Alcocer will be stepping down from the position at the end of the 2022-23 season due to family commitments. Her last day will be July 31. She assumed the role in July 2020, following the retirement of ICTC co-founder and artistic director Vincent O’Neill.
“It has been my honor to serve as executive artistic director of Irish Classical,” said LoConti Alcocer in a statement. “I am immensely proud of what the company has accomplished over these three years with the skill and talent of our staff and creative professionals. I very much look forward to my new role at ICTC, and what the future holds.”
LoConti Alcocer will transition to the newly created role of ICTC advisory director next season to continue supporting the company’s initiatives on an as-needed basis, while continuing to share her creative talents onstage and as a director in the future.
“Kate has made extraordinary contributions to ICTC’s success, and while we are saddened, we support and respect her decision,” said John Earshen, president of the ICTC board of trustees, in a statement. “ICTC is committed to supporting Kate in her new endeavors, and we will continue to work closely with her to ensure a smooth transition.”
ICTC has begun the search process for a new artistic director, with details to be posted soon.
The Irish Classical Theatre Company is a performing arts theatre located in Buffalo, N.Y. ICTC strives to present the greatest works of Irish dramatic literature, both traditional and contemporary, international classics, and modern plays of exceptional merit; to produce them at the highest level of artistic excellence; and to offer them to the public of Buffalo, Western New York, and Southern Ontario, and subsequently, for national and international audiences. As of 2021, the theatre’s budget was around $624,000.
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