PictureMeredith Suttles.

It goes without saying that, despite some measured progress in recent weeks and some long-overdue financial relief that has yet to fully materialize, live arts organizations remain in a monumental state of flux.

Marin Theatre Company announced this week that it found the right person to steer it through the uncertainty, hiring Meredith Suttles as its managing director. She’ll direct MTC’s post-pandemic re-emergence into live theatre reimagine how MTC can produce promising new virtual works informed by its recent experience during the pandemic. 

“Meredith’s unique vision and innovative ideas about new work development and organizational structure are exactly what our company and the American theatre needs to meet the challenges and opportunities of this unprecedented time,” MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis says. “Her experience in and passion for strategic planning and fundraising will have immediate impact upon our organization. Meredith’s proven commitment to compassionate leadership and community building will be the foundation of our company’s continued growth.”

“We are excited by the prospect of the brave new world for American theatre that lies ahead, and we are delighted to have Meredith leading the organization at this critical time,” MTC Board of Directors President Fred Taylor adds.

Suttles was hired on the heels of a national search. She has had a long and distinguished career in senior management in performing arts organizations, including TheatreWorks USA, Soho Repertory Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, New York City Opera, and The Public Theater, with experience in management, fundraising, and strategic planning.
“Meredith Suttles is one of the most brilliant, compassionate innovators in our field,” says Hana S. Sharif, the Augustin Family Artistic Director of St Louis Repertory Theatre and the director of MTC’s 2019 production of Ayad Akhtar’s The Who & The What. “The depth and rigor of her intellect is only paralleled by her passion and commitment to the people and communities she serves.”

​”Together, we can build a future for MTC that not only produces powerful art but also empowers people,” Suttles says.

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