Marin Theatre Company has hired Keri Kellerman, the managing director of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Minn., as its managing director. Kellerman replaces Michael Barker, who ran MTC for two years and is now the managing director of the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut. Kellerman will start at MTC on January 2.

“Keri has spent her career creating exciting opportunities for playwrights and other artists to follow their visions and to lead their communities,” says MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis. “She has forged powerful and profound community partnerships locally and nationally that allow her artists to push ever forward with building a better, more just and compassionate society. I look forward to the future we will create for our company and community.”

Kellerman joined the Playwrights’ Center in 2013, and previously led the Intiman Theatre’s revival in partnership with artistic director Andrew Russell. She also held leadership positions at organizations in Seattle, including UW World Series at Meany Hall, On the Boards, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

“I’m honored to join its dedicated community of artists, board members, staff, and audiences to embrace theater in all its complexity and humanity,” Kellerman says. “As MTC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, I look forward to partnering with Jasson to help shape a future where the depth of our resources matches the height of our imagination.”

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