Spooky Action Theater's Board of Directors announces that Richard Henrich has retired as of September 5, 2022 after 18 years as Founding Artistic Director of the company. The Board thanks Richard for his years of leadership and dedication to produce work that deepens the connection between actors and audience at Spooky Action Theater.
Additionally, the Board has hired Gavin Witt to serve as a Interim Artistic Director through the next several months, to assist the company as begins to envision its continuing path forward as a unique part of the DC area's world-class theater community.
A native Washingtonian with longtime ties to the area, Gavin Witt comes to Spooky after most recently serving for nearly 20 years as Resident Dramaturg and Associate Artistic Director at Baltimore Center Stage. In addition to teaching locally at Peabody/Johns Hopkins and currently at Towson University, he has worked nationally and locally as a developmental director and dramaturg on scores of new plays, readings, and workshops.
Gavin Witt states "For years now, I've loved the notion of this company's name--with its suggestion of Wonder and Possibility within a rigorous structure--as it coincides with mission and vision. Now, over the next several months, I'm looking forward to joining with Spooky's board, staff, and passionate stakeholders from DC's vibrant theater community to help the company imagine their way forward in exciting new directions."
The company will next present Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, directed by Stevie Zimmerman, starting September 29 and running until October 23, 2022. Further 2022-23 season productions and new play development projects will be announced at a later date.
Floyd L. Norton, Spooky Action Theater Board Chair
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