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Artistic Director – Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and engaging Artistic Director to help guide its next chapter. A leader whose passions include artistic excellence, openness to new people and ideas, and a strong desire to connect with and serve ASF’s many communities will help this important organization continue to thrive. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and serves as the company’s co-leader, working in close collaboration with the Executive Director. As the “State Theatre of Alabama” and one of the largest producing theatres in the Southeast, ASF plays an important role as a major contributor to the cultural and educational fabric and civic life of Montgomery, the state, and the wider region. Management Consultants for the Arts has been engaged to facilitate this search. A full position description may be found here: https://www.mcaonline.com/searches/artistic-director-alabama-shakespeare

Organizational Profile

From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston, AL in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the construction of its stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery in 1985, ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students. SchoolFest, its signature program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 20,000 students annually. More information is available at Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s website at: https://asf.net/

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