Playhouse Executive Director to Resign. He also is enthused to work with Playhouse veterans John Tillinger, A.R. Jay A. Dirnberger has been a resident of Westport with his wife Molly since 2008. And I'm deeply thankful to be coming home to Connecticut.". Community Leader. Dirnberger has over 35 years of experience in the field of institutional and private investment management, notably, as vice chairman of Julius Baer's US-based investment advisor, and managing director at Lyster Watson & Company. Jodi Schoenbrun Carter: Joining the Westport Country Playhouse staff in December.Contributed photo Jodi Schoenbrun Carter will become the Westport Country Playhouse’s new managing director on Dec. 10, Playhouse Board of Trustees President Elisabeth Morten announced today. "Building on Joanne and Annie's artistic success, this exceptionally talented team shares the board's vision to bring the venerable Playhouse to the forefront of American theater as it approaches its 80th anniversary season. Johnna G. Torsone, Vice Chair. In addition, she teaches a weekly U.S. citizenship class at the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, where she also volunteers as a pro bono attorney. Andrew Rannells & James Corden Talk About Their THE PROM Co-Stars, James Corden Talks THE PROM, a 'Butthole Cut' of CATS, Emily Blunt Talks About WILD MOUNTAIN THYME. Thursday, September 28, 2006 . The 2009 series of six productions will commence on April 21 and run through December. Photo via Westport Country Playhouse by Robert Benson. Anne Keefe: Left associate artistic director position on Tuesday.Contributed photo Anne Keefe, former Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director, now has a place on the playhouse’s Board of Directors.. She took the position on Wednesday. The firm has conducted more than 40 comparable searches for artistic leadership for many of the nation’s professional theatres, an announcement said. I couldn't be more excited about embarking with him on a new era at the Playhouse, a theater I've long revered for its rich and storied history. The Playhouse was designated as an Official Project of Save America's Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is entered on the Connecticut State Register of Historic Places. To learn more, click here. David Tillson, Treasurer. In 2008, she moved to Westport, where her husband, Kerry, has been employed at Bridgewater Associates since 2003. He also was program officer/project director at National Arts Stabilization, and worked with Baltimore Opera Company and Alley Theater, Houston. His other Broadway credits include "Cymbeline," "Seascape" (Tony Award nomination for Best Revival) and "The Rivals" (Lincoln Center Theater); and "The Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm" and "The Deep Blue Sea" (Roundabout Theatre). During his tenure at Hartford Stage he staged acclaimed productions of many classics, including 14 Shakespeare plays, as well as a cycle of Ibsen dramas, including the full-length "Peer Gynt," starring Richard Thomas. "Once the season begins, I look forward to meeting our audiences and to directing a production of my own---as yet to be decided. They join the current 32 trustees, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair. Lamos received the 1989 Connecticut Medal for the Arts and three honorary doctorates for his work at Hartford. Four new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse, bringing the trustees total to 33, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair. ", Lamos concurred. Monday, November 13, 2006 . Fairfield's Hamlethub Your Town. He added, "When it became clear that my old colleague Michael Ross was interested in working with me, there was no reason not to accept the chance to take the Playhouse into a new moment, a new era, a new direction. BroadwayHD's November Lineup - A KILLER PARTY, HEDWIG, and More! Currently an Associate Artist at Westport Country Playhouse, Annie served as Playhouse Artistic Director, with Joanne Woodward, in 2008 and as associate artistic director from 2000-2006, also with Ms. Woodward. ", Ms. DeFeo also praised out-going managing director, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter. Chief Human Relations Officer, Pitney Bowes. Westport Country Playhouse is launching two new advocacy groups, the Theater Council and the Playhouse Youth Council, to support the artistic andcommunity-building mission of the historic theater which celebrates its … He was guest director at Canada's Stratford Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, the Guthrie Lab, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, Ford's Theatre and the Kennedy Center where he directed "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." They are Athena Adamson, vice chair of the Playhouse board of trustees; Adam Clemens, secretary of the Playhouse board of trustees; Rashana Graham, New … Tuesday, December 13, 2005 . This blog is personal opinion, and is not representative of the views of the Westport School District or Board of Education. Many new plays and musicals moved from Hartford to New York and beyond, and the theater premiered new work by Tony Kushner, Simon Gray, Tom Stoppard, Richard Foreman, Anne Bogart and many others. The new leadership team will assume their positions on February 1, 2009. He is in his ninth year as a mentor in the Westport School System; past president of the Y's Men of Westport/Weston; member of the Finance Committee of the Westport Historical Society; and member of one of the oldest commemorative military units in the United States, Gold's Dragoons. For Westport Country Playhouse information, go to www.westportplayhouse.org or call the box office at (203) 227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. He was an Infantry Captain in the US Army from 1965 through 1970, flying helicopters in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division and serving as Aide-de Camp to the Commanding General of the 18th Airborne Corp at Ft. Bragg. He completed the theater's $6.8 million initiative to increase its endowment; developed highly successful community engagement, accessibility and young audience programs; and increased contributed income 54% over five years. He is the former treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee of the United Nations International School. Click Here for More Articles on KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Broadway Performers Talk Shutdown Hustles with CNBC, Kerry Washington Talks About Playing the Villain in THE PROM. Our Mission. They join the current 31 trustees, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair. "eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'broadwayworld_com-longer_content','ezslot_2',183,'0','0'])); Lamos spent 17 seasons as artistic director of Connecticut's Hartford Stage, for which he accepted the Tony Award in 1989. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse enhanced it rich history as a summer venue into a year-round, state-of-the-art producing theater, which has preserved its original charm and character. Since our founding in 1931, the Playhouse has taken the extraordinary step to close only once before, in the midst of World War II. Four new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse during 2017. Our Mission. The Playhouse has produced more than 700 plays, 36 of which later transferred to Broadway, most recently the world premiere of "Thurgood" and a revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Paul Newman, and in earlier years "Come Back, Little Sheba" with Shirley Booth, "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and "Butterflies Are Free" with Keir Dullea and Blythe Danner. After graduating from Bank Street with an MS in Middle School Special & General Education, she worked for six years as a special education teacher at the Bronx Preparatory Charter School. “Jodi’s experience and professionalism, … All summer long, the Westport Country Playhouse was dark. Playhouse Names New Development Director. Lamos And Ross Named Directors Of Westport Playhouse Theater veterans Mark Lamos and Michael Ross have been named artistic director and managing director, respectively, of … In the realm of opera, he will direct "Adriana Lecouvreur" with Placido Domingo for the Metropolitan Opera, opening in February. Lamos, who last season was asked to take over from Paul Newman the direction of the Playhouse's "Of Mice and Men," said, "At that time I had no idea that Westport Country Playhouse would attract me on so many levels. Mark Lamos, a resident of Sherman, Connecticut, is a director of plays, musicals and opera. Seth & Stars Holiday Sale - 15 Stars for $15/each. 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