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AMERICAN THEATRE | Ensemble Theatre Co. Creative Director Jonathan Fox to Step Down

Jonathan Fox.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.: Ensemble Theatre Firm has introduced that creative director Jonathan Fox will depart his place as of June 30, after 17 years within the position. The corporate plans to start a seek for a brand new creative director. Within the interim, ETC’s managing director, Scott DeVine, will quickly function the corporate’s government director, overseeing each the operational and creative capabilities.

“Jonathan has been an amazing accomplice throughout my time right here and has assembled a crew of extremely gifted people who will keep it up with me throughout this subsequent act,” mentioned DeVine in an announcement. “As we enter this new part of transition and organizational transformation at ETC, we stay dedicated to being a significant house for artists, employees, patrons, and our total neighborhood.”

Underneath Fox’s course, ETC acquired and renovated its house on the New Vic, which opened in 2013. His widespread contacts inside the American theatre neighborhood, in addition to his worldwide ties, have introduced many distinguished performers to ETC’s stage, and he has constructed relationships with regional theatres in Europe.

“I’m so grateful to ETC for trusting me to guide this beloved group and for the help of your entire Santa Barbara neighborhood and our very gifted artists,” mentioned Fox in an announcement. “Now that we’re popping out of the pandemic, and with audiences returning to the theatre, the time is ripe for a brand new chapter. I’m extraordinarily happy with all we completed throughout my 17-year tenure, and I depart figuring out the corporate has a stupendous venue and an endowment to help its work for years to come back.”

Fox joined ETC in 2006. His most up-to-date manufacturing for ETC was his latest stage adaptation of the Woody Allen movie Husbands and Wives. Different ETC productions embody Porgy and BessMacbethSweeney ToddWoyzeckAmadeusA Little Night time MusicThe LiarCrime and Punishment, and a dozen others. In 2016, he directed ETC’s manufacturing of Dangerous Jews, which traveled to Germany for the play’s German premiere. Different European productions embody Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?A Streetcar Named NeedVisiting Mr. Inexperienced, and Cat on a Scorching Tin Roof on the English Theatre Frankfurt, and Previous Depraved SongsCrimes of the Coronary heart, and Cat on a Scorching Tin Roof on the Vienna English Theatre.

Earlier than becoming a member of ETC, Mr. Fox spent 12 years with Two River Theater Firm in New Jersey, which he helped set up in 1994. He served as managing director of the corporate 1994-99, and subsequently served as its creative director. He has served as an adjunct college member in theatre departments at UCSB, Columbia College, College of Utah, and Monmouth College. Fox will even direct Seared, the ultimate manufacturing of ETC’s forty fourth season, enjoying June 8-25.

Ensemble Theatre Firm is knowledgeable resident theatre firm in Santa Barbara. ETC seeks to current vital new performs and revolutionary interpretations of traditional works for a broad viewers.

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