Manfredi, a former assistant managing director with the Colorado company, will begin the post in the new year.
The Awards offer extended development time to premieres to extend the life of the plays beyond their first productions.
I was spared his famous fury, thankfully, but once I met him, we spoke—and argued—often about the theatre we both loved.
The Bay Area company will celebrate their 30th season with four world premieres.
He made his name with vitriol, but ultimately the role of critical scourge began to play him.
The season will feature 6 site-specific works, including an outdoor ‘Kinky Boots.’
Clowdus, who founded the company in 2009, is onto a new venture: Brian Clowdus Experiences.
The musical about the life of the famed Polish painter will be directed by Tony winner Rachel Chavkin.
Among their findings: that New York’s small theatres and Chicago’s storefronts are billion-dollar economic drivers as well as cultural hotbeds.
Pugliese, who first joined the company in 2013, will depart at the end of the month.