Managing director David Schmitz will depart, with artistic director Nataki Garrett taking the role of interim executive artistic director and Anyania Muse chief operating officer.
After a year as director of the theatre’s director of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA), she will move up to both oversee a wider variety of operations and to infuse IDEA values throughout the organization.
In her and her team’s first season at OSF, Nataki Garrett has faced COVID and wildfires, challenges that have only intensified their ties to the community.
After 15 years at Steppenwolf, Schmitz will begin his new post at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in September.
Flanagan succeeds David Schmitz to become the first woman to hold the title in the company’s 45-year history.
Seven new members join the board, and Kathryn M. Lipuma will serve as board chair.
The artistic director and executive director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company talk about their decisions to step down and the legacy they hope to leave.