CLEVELAND, OHIO: Cleveland Play Home (CPH) has introduced that Collette A. Laisure has concluded her tenure as managing director. Laisure joined the group in an interim capability in Feb. 2021, following the dying of the theatre’s long-time managing director Kevin Moore. She was then appointed managing director within the Fall of 2021, changing into the primary girl and individual of colour to carry the place within the establishment’s 107-year historical past.
“Collette’s steering, advocacy, and perception helped navigate the challenges we confronted throughout the COVID pandemic and venue shutdowns,” mentioned CPH Board Chair Michael J. Meehan in a press release. “Cleveland Play Home is grateful to Collette for her management and for extending her tenure a number of occasions to help with the challenges confronting CPH and the theatre trade over the previous few years.”
Laisure beforehand served as vice chairman and govt director of the PNC Fairfax Connection, president and govt director of The Presidents’ Council, and director of the Metropolis of Cleveland’s Workplace of Equal Alternative. She has additionally held board management roles within the theatre trade.
Former creative director of 12 years, Laura Kepley, concluded her tenure with CPH in June, after 9 seasons on the theatre’s helm. Regional theatre veteran Mark Cuddy was appointed interim creative director in July to co-lead the group alongside Laisure. A seek for a everlasting creative director is being led by Administration Consultants for the Arts and is anticipated to conclude in Nov. 2022. A seek for a brand new managing director will begin instantly.
Cleveland Play Home is knowledgeable regional theatre firm acting at Playhouse Sq. in downtown Cleveland. Based in 1915, CPH goals to encourage, stimulate and entertain various audiences throughout Northeast Ohio by striving to producing performs and theatre education schemes of the very best skilled requirements. As of 2020, Cleveland Play Home had an approximate finances of $8.9 million.
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