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Dawn M. Simmons named Executive Director of StageSource

Posted By David E. Shane, Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dawn M. Simmons Named Executive Director of StageSource

The Board of Directors of StageSource, the Greater Boston alliance of theater artists and producers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn M. Simmons as Executive Director, effective August 27, 2018.

Dawn joins StageSource from the Boston Center for the Arts, where she served as Director of Performing Arts since 2014, overseeing performing arts programming and artist residencies. Prior to the BCA, she was the Director of Programs at StageSource for ten years, and more recently served on the organization’s Board of Directors. She is an accomplished theater director, and in recent years has directed productions for such companies as Lyric Stage, Greater Boston Stage Company, and SpeakEasy. She is also founder and director of the Front Porch Arts Collective, a culturally-specific performing arts company founded in 2016, and the New Exhibition Room, founded to produce political theater works in 2008.

Janet Bailey, President of the StageSource Board, said “We are thrilled that Dawn will be joining StageSource as Executive Director. She has a wealth of experience as both a theater artist and as an administrator, and is an important member of the Boston-area arts community. That, combined with her prior experience working for StageSource earlier in her career, makes her uniquely qualified to take on this responsibility.”

“I am honored to have been chosen as the next Executive Director of this remarkable organization,” said Dawn.  “I look forward to connecting with the membership to get their help in mapping out how we can continue to serve the theater community.”  A native of Buffalo, NY, Dawn holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Buffalo and has studied playwriting at Boston University.

StageSource offices are located at 15 Channel Center Drive in the Fort Point area of Boston. For more information on the organization visit www.stagesource.org or call 617.350.7611.

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