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AMERICAN THEATRE | Sean Daniels Leaves Arizona to Helm Florida Studio Theatre Restoration Undertaking  


Sean Daniels.

PHOENIX, AZ. and SARASOTA, FLA.: Sean Daniels has introduced that he’ll step down as inventive director of Arizona Theatre Firm, and in spring 2023 take the function of affiliate director and director of a brand new Restoration Undertaking at Florida Studio Theatre (FST).

“We’re very excited to have Sean be a part of the FST crew,” stated Richard Hopkins, FST’s producing inventive director, in an announcement. “Mr. Daniels will probably be a wonderful addition to our artistic core. He brings three many years {of professional} expertise and glorious confirmed expertise as a director, playwright, play developer, and fundraiser. He is aware of the way to lead; he is aware of the way to comply with; and most significantly, he is aware of the way to collaborate.” 

In his new function, Daniels will oversee FST’s new-play growth program and its Stage III Sequence, and can lead the Restoration Undertaking, FST’s new initiative to take away the stigma of habit and restoration via the event of performs, theatre education schemes, and outreach. The Restoration Undertaking will serve each theatre artists and the general public, specializing in those that want assist and those that create the tales that broaden our understanding of the world. Daniels may also function a resident director for all 5 of FST’s phases.  

“As an individual in long-term restoration and an arts chief, I do know that telling tales, altering hearts and minds, and creating empathy is what our artwork type does greatest,” stated Daniels in an announcement. “It’s time to make use of all of those instruments to change the narrative round a illness that kills somebody each 5 minutes. That is the place I wish to be spending my time. Palms down, Florida Studio Theatre is without doubt one of the nice theatres of our nation, and Richard Hopkins is without doubt one of the nice architects of the regional theatre motion. Richard’s provide to not solely put money into a group, however to create new work that can deal with the general public well being disaster of habit was a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to do every little thing I really like. It takes actual management to make room for extra leaders in your crew.”   

Previous to main ATC, Daniels served as inventive director of Merrimack Repertory Theatre and of Dad’s Storage, which he co-founded. He additionally served as affiliate inventive director of California Shakespeare Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Daniels holds a level from the Benjamin College in Palm Seashore Gardens and Florida State College.

FST is a recent theatre based in 1973 whose mission is to make the humanities accessible and reasonably priced to as many individuals as doable. As of 2020, the theatre’s annual price range was round $6.9 million.

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