Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Huntington finds its next A.D.

The Huntington has announced a decision that will probably have more impact on the local theatre scene than any other event this year. Peter DuBois (at left), currently an Associate Director at the Public Theater in New York, will take over the Artistic Directorship from Nicholas Martin (who's headed to Williamstown) this coming July. Prior to his stint at the Public, where he was known for his involvement with transfers from the Royal Court, Steppenwolf, and the Abbey Theatre, DuBois served as Artistic Director of the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. According to the Globe, Dubois has said that he hoped "to inventively reimagine the classics, to break ground in musical theater, and to nurture a generation of emerging artists, while at the same time focus on the needs of Boston's institutions and local community." At 37, he will be the youngest Artistic Director in the Huntington's history.

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