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 function. The corporate plans to start a seek for a brand new creative director. Within the interim, ETC’s managing director, Scott DeVine, will briefly function the corporate’s govt director, overseeing each the operational and creative capabilities.

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

Underneath Fox’s route, 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 steer this beloved group and for the help of your entire Santa Barbara neighborhood and our very proficient artists,” stated 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 realizing the corporate has a ravishing venue and an endowment to help its work for years to return.”

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 WantVisiting Mr. Inexperienced, and Cat on a Sizzling Tin Roof on the English Theatre Frankfurt, and Previous Depraved SongsCrimes of the Coronary heart, and Cat on a Sizzling 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 may even direct Seared, the ultimate manufacturing of ETC’s forty fourth season, taking part in June 8-25.

Ensemble Theatre Firm is an expert resident theatre firm in Santa Barbara. ETC seeks to current necessary new performs and modern interpretations of basic works for a broad viewers.

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