Washington Ensemble Theatre named Hannah Victoria Franklin as the Ensemble’s first Managing Director this week. An Ensemble Member since 2009, Franklin became the company’s Administrative Director in 2010. In her new role, she will oversee the company’s general administration, finance, and fundraising programs.
“The Board and I are delighted to have Hannah as our first Managing Director; during her tenure as Administrative Director, Hannah has been instrumental in strengthening the company, implementing improvements to our ticketing process, bookkeeping procedures, and supporter records, as well as being the company’s main contact with the community. As we move towards our new home in Capitol Hill Housing’s 12th Avenue Arts Building, Hannah’s skills, enthusiasm and dedication to the company will be invaluable,” said Susan Davis, Board President in a letter sent to subscribers..
As Managing Director, Franklin will be responsible for general administration, finance, and fundraising for Washington Ensemble Theatre.
On stage, Franklin will next appear Masha in The Seagull at ACT and is a member of the Seagull Project. At the Ensemble Theatre, she will star in Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys in June 2013.
Intiman Announces 2013 Season
Intiman Theatre has begun fundraising for another festival in 2013. After the successful completion of a summer festival in 2012, the company plans to present four plays in 2013: Trouble In Mind (Alice Childress) directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton; the classic Lysistrata (Aristophanes) directed by Sheila Daniels, Stu for Silverton (a musical, book by Peter Duchan, music and lyrics by Breedlove) directed by Intiman Artistic Director Andrew Russell; and We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! (Dario Fo) directed by Jane Nichols.
Dates have not been announced yet and are dependent upon the Intiman’s “pay as we go” method.
Moisture Festival Seeks Charitable Partners
Seattle’s Moisture Festival is currently auditioning nonprofits to benefit from 2013 performances. In past years, opening shows at the festival have supported the New Old Time Chautauqua, Circus Contraption, the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA), “Aerlift” (an aerial show presented by The Aerial Army of Love), Vashon Youth and Family Services, B.F. Day School Foundation, Clowns without Borders, and the Fremont Arts Council.
Currently, organizations are accepting applications for March 2013 benefit shows. More information about the application process can be found at the Moisture Festival website.
The 10th-annual Moisture Festival in 2013 will run March 21 to April 14, 2013.