The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York has named Talia Corren its co-executive director.
Corren, who will work with fellow Co-Executive Director Risa Shoup as the service organization adopts a model of shared executive leadership, previously held positions at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, and Soho Rep before leading strategic and fundraising engagements at Advance NYC for six years.
Her appointment follows a seven-month, nationwide search run by A.R.T./NY’s staff, board, and stakeholders. Corren and Shoup lead a full-time staff of 17 and a part-time staff of 31, with the support of an active board of 18, offering support to 520+ member theatres.
A.R.T./NY Board Chair Deadria Harrington says, “Our 50th anniversary is the beginning of a new chapter for us in a field that has changed dramatically. There's been so much creative energy moving through our organization as we’ve restructured, and we’re so excited to bring Talia on! Her fresh perspective, vision for the organization, and hunger to serve the field and our members is going to create a cauldron of collective dreaming for all of us.”
Corren adds, “I was raised by A.R.T/NY theatres, working inside of them for a lot of my early career and then partnering with them at Advance NYC. I love how much diversity there is in the creative output from A.R.T./NY members, and the curiosity, intentionality, and community that is built in all of these interlocking pockets across the city. I am grateful to have been able to work with and learn from so many leaders in this field who inspire and energize me, and look forward to bringing those experiences with me to this role at A.R.T./NY.
“A.R.T./NY isn’t a fair-weather organization," Corren continues. "Over 50 years in New York, it has been consistent and committed to its members throughout many cultural ups and downs. We’ve seen recently how urgent it is that our industry rethink itself around systems of care. A.R.T./NY has undergone a structural transformation to meet this moment, and is poised to model a conversation around leadership change and to address and include community priorities in its major decisions. We’re interested in sharing that knowledge in a way that can be illustrative for the funding community, for members, and for other service organizations.”
Founded in 1972, A.R.T./NY assists member theatres in managing their theatre companies so they may realize their artistic visions and serve their audiences well.
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