Thursday, June 14, 2012

Campo Steps Down at TheaterWorks

Michael G. Albano, president of the board of directors of TheaterWorks, Hartford, announced that Steve Campo has stepped down from his position as executive director.

Campo, who founded TheaterWorks in 1985, guided the company’s business and artistic functions since its inception.  On medical leave since December 2011, Campo elected to leave the theater to focus on his health.

Albano also announced that the board of directors would promptly assemble a search committee for a new executive director composed of volunteer advisors and members of the board.  Until a new executive director is in place, Rob Ruggiero will continue to serve as the theater’s interim artistic director.

Ruggiero has been a partner in the artistic leadership of TheaterWorks since 1993 and has directed more than 40 productions for the theater including High, Take Me Out, Lobby Hero, Rabbit Hole, The Little Dog Laughed, and the current production I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti.  Ruggiero has directed productions at major regional theaters around the country, as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

Under Ruggiero’s artistic direction, TheaterWorks recently announced its five-play 2012-2013 season, which will include Venus in Fur by David Ives, Almost Maine by John Cariani, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, and Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies.  Ruggiero is currently negotiating the rights to the fifth play of the season.

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