RED BANK, N.J.: Justin Waldman will grow to be the inventive director of Two River Theater Firm as of Nov. 1. Waldman will succeed outgoing inventive director John Dias. Waldman’s duties will embrace curating programming for the autumn 2023 season. Managing director Michael Hurst can be stepping down from his position and Two River is continuous their seek for his substitute.
“We’re delighted to welcome Justin aboard,” mentioned Two River Theater board president, Edward J. McKenna Jr. in a press release. “Justin is a consummate artist, a daring producer and a passionate chief of non-profit regional theatre. He deeply believes within the worth of additional creating Two River’s relationships with its neighborhood companions, and can be firmly dedicated to catching the baton John Dias has handed, increasing Two River’s impression past its levels with the intention to attain a bigger, much more inclusive viewers.”
Waldman most just lately served as affiliate inventive director for 11 years on the Previous Globe Theatre in San Diego, Calif. the place he transferred 5 of their exhibits to Broadway together with, A Gentleman’s Information to Love and Homicide, Shiny Star, and the upcoming Nearly Well-known. Throughout his time with the Previous Globe, he developed new musicals and performs, American and world classics, and vacation programming, whereas overseeing their Shakespeare festivals. Waldman additionally performed an integral position in creating the Previous Globe’s social justice roadmap.
Previous to this, Waldman served as an inventive affiliate on the Williamstown Theatre Competition the place he led the literary division and new play growth initiatives for 3 seasons. Six of the performs produced on the Williamstown Theatre Competition went on to be produced at Lincoln Middle Theater, Roundabout Theatre Firm, Playwrights Horizons, the Tradition Venture, and extra. Likewise, Waldman has served as an inventive affiliate of Huntington Theatre Firm, and the founder and producing inventive director of Subsequent Phases. Waldman holds a level from Tufts College.
“I’m honored to hold on the legacy of Two River Theater as inventive director,” mentioned Waldman in a press release. “To shepherd the attractive imaginative and prescient of Robert and Joan Rechnitz, alongside the unbelievable and devoted board, employees, artists, and artisans, is a gigantic privilege. Theater is a spot of pleasure and surprise. I look ahead to constructing on the nice good work of John Dias and Michael Hurst and welcoming extra individuals to partake in Two River’s wonderful, accessible, and consultant work and follow. Two River has the unequalled potential to spotlight magnificence, increase neighborhood, and convey us all along with thought-about intention. To be its steward for a time thrills me and is a duty I maintain with the utmost care.”
Two River Theater is an expert, not-for-profit, regional theatre firm in Pink Financial institution, N.J. The theatre’s 2022-23 season sponsor is Hackensack Meridian Well being/Riverview Medical Middle. As of 2021, the theatre’s annual finances was $5.8 million.
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