(Bio as of February 2012)
Over the past 30 years the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston's leading professional theatre. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston and Broadway and the most promising new talent to create an eclectic season of exciting new works and classics made current. While mentoring playwrights in the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, educating young people in theatre or providing Boston-based companies with discounted audience services and facilities, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates and champions theatre as an art form.
The Huntington has transferred over a dozen productions to New York, including two this fall: the Broadway premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly and the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet. The Huntington also runs nationally renowned programs in education and champions new play development and the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which the Huntington built in 2004.
The Calderwood Pavilion, which includes the 370-seat Wimberly Theatre and the 200-seat Roberts Studio Theatre, is home to most of the Huntington's new works activities and complements its 890-seat, Broadway-style main stage, the Boston University Theatre. The Huntington provides the first-class facilities and audience services of the Calderwood Pavilion to dozens of organizations each year, including some of Boston's most exciting small and mid-sized theatre companies, at significantly subsidized rates.
A national leader in the development of new plays, the Huntington has produced 83 New England, American or world premieres to date, with three world premieres scheduled for the 2011 - 2012 Season, and its nationally recognized education and community programs serve 25,000 young people and underserved audiences each year.
The Huntington was founded in 1982 by Boston University and separately incorporated as an independent non-profit in 1986. Its two prior artistic leaders were Peter Altman (1982 - 2000) and Nicholas Martin (2000 - 2008).
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