New Co-Acting Artistic Directors

We are excited to share with you that Resident Acting Company (RAC) members Maurice Emmanuel Parent and Paula Plum have been appointed as Co-Acting Artistic Directors of the company.


Joining the leadership team of Kimberly Dawson, Executive Producer, and Mara Sidmore, Director of Education Programs, Projects & Partnerships, Paula and Maurice will assume their new roles effective immediately.


They replace Allyn Burrows who, on December 31, left the post that he held for seven years to become the Artistic Director at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, as announced last September.


“Maurice and Paula are incredible artists and extremely smart thinkers,” says Kim.  “They compliment each other quite well, which will certainly bode well as they will respectively star in and oversee our upcoming productions of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II and the Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We are so fortunate to have two people who understand and are dedicated to this company easing us through this leadership transition. The search is well underway and we hope to have our next Artistic Director in place by June 2017.”


“The Board is tremendously excited to put ASP’s artistic direction in the hands of two enormously capable members of our RAC,” according to Board of Director President David Sandberg. “Paula and Maurice both have deep experience and knowledge not only as actors but in the areas of directing, production, and education, and they are active and respected members of the Greater Boston theater community.”


Learn more about Maurice and Paula.


We look forward to seeing you at Edward II and A Midsummer Night’s Dream where we can celebrate all of the exciting work that ASP is doing in your communities and beyond!


Donate to our Holiday Challenge before January 15 to help ASP be prosperous during this exciting time!


Photo by Joanne Barrett for ASP





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