Beals Named Artistic Director
Chicago Dramatists is pleased to announce that it has officially named Meghan Beals its new Artistic Director. Known for her progressive approach to theatre and strong advocacy for artistic vision and new work, this popular Chicago-based director is implementing exciting strategies and programs to take Chicago Dramatists into a new era of theatrical excellence.
Beals had been serving as Interim Artistic Director for Chicago Dramatists since February 2015 when the organization’s long-time Artistic Director Russ Tutterow moved into an Emeritus role and later lost a courageous battle with cancer.
“We didn’t feel the need to conduct a search for a new Artistic Director because we knew we already had the best the person for the job,” said Neill Shanahan, President of the Board for Chicago Dramatists. “Meghan is a seasoned leader who has the skills, experience and proven track record to grow our organization and our national footprint. Her innovation is equaled only by her passion and commitment to making our playwrights shine. She will do a great job of honoring the traditions Russ built over the last three decades while bringing her own signature style to the helm.” Read more...