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AMERICAN THEATRE | Kelundra Smith Named Managing Editor of American Theatre

AMERICAN THEATRE | Kelundra Smith Named Managing Editor of American Theatre


Kelundra Smith. (Picture by Allen Cooley)

NEW YORK CITY and ATLANTA: American Theatre journal, printed by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has employed Kelundra Smith to be its subsequent managing editor. A frequent contributor to the journal, Smith is an Atlanta–based mostly journalist, playwright, and storyteller whose articles have appeared in The New York Instances, Andscape, Meals & Wine, Backyard & Gun, The Bitter Southerner, Atlanta journal, and elsewhere.

“I’m so proud and heartened to welcome Kelundra Smith to our crew,” mentioned Rob Weinert-Kendt, editor-in-chief of American Theatre, in a press release. “There’s a purpose she’s been such a frequent contributor to our pages through the years, masking not solely theatre in her area but additionally coaching her give attention to developments in your entire U.S. theatre discipline. Her information, style, and acuity as a author and thought chief make her a pure editor, and she or he’ll be a perfect associate in envisioning and executing the journal’s return to print after three years on-line solely.”

Mentioned Smith in a press release, “I’m excited to hitch TCG as the brand new managing editor of American Theatre journal. I’ve been studying American Theatre since highschool, so I understand how very important this journal is to encouraging the subsequent era of theatre artists and patrons. I can’t wait to think about new methods of storytelling and to widen our protection as we carry again the print points.”

Smith initially bought into theatre as a result of, as she put it in a press release, “that’s the place lecturers put the youngsters who speak an excessive amount of in school.” As a playwright, she has a ardour for Southern narratives rooted within the African diaspora. Her long-term targets, she mentioned, are to land on The New York Instances bestseller record, journey the world, open a late-night dessert restaurant, in addition to have her performs tailored for tv.

Based in 1984, American Theatre is the preeminent journal for and about skilled theatre within the U.S., masking nationwide, regional, and world developments, artists, productions, and firms with a mixture of information, options, interviews, important and private essays, and investigative reporting. American Theatre has additionally been the proud writer of a whole lot of full playscripts by playwrights together with Tony Kushner, Lynn Nottage, Qui Nguyen, Annie Baker, Luis Alfaro, Yussef El Guindi, Sam Shepard, John Belluso, Larissa FastHorse, Jeremy O. Harris, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Maria Irene Fornes, and dozens of others. In 2014, with the launch of AmericanTheatre.org, it expanded its protection and sharpened its timeliness with day by day information and options. It has been online-only since Might 2020, however will relaunch the print version on a quarterly foundation in October 2023 based mostly on widespread demand

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