He’ll leave the Pittsburgh company in June, capping a 45-year career which emphasized new-play development at various theatres, including South Coast Rep and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
The season will feature ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ and the world premiere of ‘F*ck7thGrade,’ with music by Jill Sobule.
Ivers, currently a.d. at Arizona Theatre Company, will succeed Marc Masterson beginning in March 2019.
Masterson, who served as the company’s leader from 1981 to 2000, will return to the helm later this summer.
Masterson departs after 7 years leading the California theatre toward more new work and community ventures.
Among the offerings at South Coast Rep’s influential new work fest this year were plays inspired by its astonishing diversity.
The human condition gets a workout at 2 festivals: Humana and Pacific Playwrights.
This year’s Humana paired old-fashioned plays with experimental ensembles.
This year’s Humana plays were most revealing when they left a little to the imagination.
The Jon Jory/Jane Martin spirit still infuses America’s most critic-friendly festival.