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AMERICAN THEATRE | Klaus Peter Schuller Named Virginia Rep Managing Director

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Klaus Peter Schuller. (Picture by Virginia Repertory Theatre.)

RICHMOND, VA.: Virginia Repertory Theatre has named Klaus Peter Schuller their new managing director. Schuller will start his tenure on Aug. 1.

“We’re past thrilled to welcome Klaus to Richmond and honored to nominate him as our managing director,” Virginia Rep’s board chair Martha Quinn mentioned in an announcement. “His expertise and popularity for creating collaborative arts venues and fascinating the communities by which he’s lived align completely with our imaginative and prescient for Virginia Rep.”

Schuller served as govt director and producer of Randolph Leisure from 2018 to 2023. He additionally beforehand served as govt director and producer for the Second Metropolis Canada in Toronto. Schuller has greater than 20 years of expertise in reside, touring, and televised occasions manufacturing.

“Virginia Rep’s distinctive popularity and the variety and high quality of its choices instantly appealed to me,” Schuller mentioned in an announcement. “I’m humbled to have the chance to contribute to the unbelievable legacy the group has constructed and its impression on the humanities group in Central Virginia and past.”

Schuller replaces co-founding managing director Phil Whiteway, who left the group final summer time after the theatre’s board of administrators voted to take away him. Amy Wratchford is at present served as interim managing director. Virginia Rep has additionally introduced that they are going to return to a shared govt management mannequin. Former inventive director of programming Rick Hammerly has been promoted to inventive director, and can lead alongside Schuller. The place of inventive director for group, previously stuffed by Desirée Roots, has been dissolved.

Virginia Repertory Theatre is a regional skilled theatre firm headquartered in downtown Richmond and is among the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep seeks to entertain, problem, and uplift its communities by way of the facility of reside theatre. As of 2022, Virginia Repertory Theatre had an approximate finances of $4.6 million.

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