Following months of complaints about dangerous management practices at Spooky Motion Theater (as reported by DC Metro Theater Arts in Could and June), Inventive Director Richard Henrich has retired. The information got here in a press release in the present day from Floyd L. Norton, Spooky Motion Theater board chair:
Spooky Motion Theater’s Board of Administrators publicizes that Richard Henrich has retired as of September 5, 2022, after 18 years as Founding Inventive Director of the corporate. The Board thanks Richard for his years of management and dedication to supply work that deepens the connection between actors and viewers at Spooky Motion Theater.
Moreover, the Board has employed Gavin Witt to function a brief transition marketing consultant by means of the following a number of months to help the corporate because it begins to ascertain its persevering with path ahead as a distinctive half of the DC space’s world-class theatre neighborhood.
A local Washingtonian with longtime ties to the world, Gavin Witt involves Spooky after most lately serving for almost 20 years as Resident Dramaturg and Affiliate Inventive Director at Baltimore Heart Stage. Along with instructing regionally at Peabody/Johns Hopkins and at present at Towson College, he has labored nationally and regionally as a developmental director and dramaturg on scores of latest performs, readings, and workshops.
Gavin Witt states “For years now, I’ve beloved the notion of this firm’s identify—with its suggestion of Marvel and Chance inside a rigorous construction—because it coincides with mission and imaginative and prescient. Now, over the following a number of months, I’m wanting ahead to becoming a member of with Spooky’s board, workers, and passionate stakeholders from DC’s vibrant theater neighborhood to assist the corporate think about their method ahead in thrilling new instructions.”
The corporate will subsequent current Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine, directed by Stevie Zimmerman, beginning September 29 and operating till October 23, 2022. Additional 2022-23 season productions and new play growth tasks can be introduced at a later date.
Spooky Motion Theater returns to the boards with ‘Maple and Vine’ (information story September 7, 2022)
As Spooky Motion Theater digs in, artists and workers members give up (reporting by Nicole Hertvik, June 8, 2022)
Below a cloud: Artists describe poisonous work situations at Spooky Motion Theater (reporting by Nicole Hertvik, Could 20, 2022)