Seattle Children’s Theatre, one of the nation’s largest theatres for young audiences, has announced the creation of the Artistic Advisor’s Circle, a cohort of five artistic leaders that will make artistic decisions for SCT’s upcoming seasons during the theatre’s search for a new Artistic Director.
The cohort will support the budgeting and artistic decisions for the upcoming 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons while continuing SCT’s legacy of new work development which boasts the productions of 119 new works since 1975.
“It is important to bring new voices to the table to guide the theatre’s artistic work as we emerge from the pandemic and re-envision the future of SCT,” said Managing Director, Kevin Malgesini in a statement. “I look forward to the AAC’s leadership in stewarding the artistic planning process, as well as their guidance and recommendations for new works and future productions.”
“It is important to bring new voices to the table to guide the theatre’s artistic work as we emerge from the pandemic and re-envision the future of SCT.”— Kevin Malgesini, SCT Managing Director
The Artistic Advisor’s Circle is composed of five accomplished artistic leaders from across the U.S. with a variety of artistic backgrounds and hyphenates. The cohort includes artist, writer, and educator, Shavonne Coleman; artist, director, and Director of Education at STC, Johamy Morales; Cambodian-American playwright and theatre maker Vichet Chum; Gregory Award-nominated director and faculty at Boston University Malika Oyetimein; and playwright and educator Ramón Esquivel.
“We, in partnership with SCT, have the opportunity to revolutionize this moment in the TYA field as we shift support and serve our young people and prepare for the future”, said Morales.
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