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AMERICAN THEATRE | David Beardsley Named SpeakEasy Stage’s First Govt Director

AMERICAN THEATRE | David Beardsley Named SpeakEasy Stage’s First Govt Director


David Beardsley.

BOSTON: SpeakEasy Stage Firm has named David Beardsley its first govt director. Beardsley will work alongside founder and producing creative director Paul Daigneault.

“We’re so thrilled to welcome David to SpeakEasy and are excited for this subsequent chapter within the firm’s historical past,” Daigneault mentioned in an announcement. “We look ahead to drawing on David’s extraordinary managerial abilities, imaginative and prescient, and fervour for theatre to assist lead SpeakEasy into this new interval of development.”

Constance Gist Guindo.

Daigneault and the SpeakEasy board have famous that each the creative and managerial management roles on the firm have expanded lately, and designed the chief director place to help their subsequent stage of development and evolution. The board has additionally elected Constance Gist Guindo, a better training skilled at Northeastern College, to be co-chair of the board of administrators, ushering in a brand new period of joint board management.

Gist Guindo, who has served on the board for 2 years, will work intently with Beardsley and the board’s finance and growth committees, whereas incumbent board chair Andrew Fullem will work with the nominating and neighborhood engagement committees. Daigneault will now serve solely as the corporate’s creative director.

“This new construction will permit the board to supply in-depth help to the workers because it manages change and focuses on SpeakEasy’s future,” Gist Guindo mentioned in an announcement. “David’s background in advertising and marketing and viewers growth, mixed with Paul’s expertise and creative imaginative and prescient, will present SpeakEasy with the strategic management wanted for continued development and affect.”

Beardsley, who will be a part of SpeakEasy on July 31, most just lately served because the chief of promoting and viewers engagement for the Trustees of Reservations. He has additionally served because the director of enterprise with the Trustees, and was beforehand the chief director of Boston’s Hill Home. He additionally has over 15 years of expertise in media, communications, and publishing, and is a playwright.

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the immensely proficient staff at SpeakEasy, which is producing among the most enjoyable theatre in New England,” Beardsley mentioned in an announcement. “I discover SpeakEasy’s commitments to fairness, inclusion, and belonging, and to working with native expertise, particularly compelling, and I’m honored to be given an opportunity to contribute to such pressing work.”

SpeakEasy’s seek for an govt director was led by Syrah Gunning and Brett Egan of the DeVos Institute of Arts Administration on the College of Maryland.

SpeakEasy Stage Firm was based in 1992 to supply rising native artists a chance to hone their craft whereas constructing a thriving theatre scene in Boston. From its humble 40-seat beginnings to intimate block field areas on the Calderwood Pavilion on the Boston Facilities for the Arts, SpeakEasy has grown into a number one voice in Boston’s thriving theatre ecosystem. As of 2022, the theatre had a funds of roughly $2.6 million.

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