Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Artistic Director Andrew Paul Remains with PICT

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David Kremen

PICT Board Secretary


Andrew Paul to Remain with PICT

PICT Board of Directors Clarifies Position Regarding Artistic Director

Pittsburgh, PA – December 13, 2010. The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Producing Artistic Director Andrew S. Paul will continue in his position with the company.

Paul is moving his family to Las Vegas, Nevada, but will continue to lead the company as its chief executive through at least the 2012 season. He will be in Pittsburgh during the production season, and will be fully available to the PICT board, staff, patrons, and funders throughout the year.

Board secretary David Kremen explained that during the off-season, Paul will be working full-time from his home in Las Vegas, communicating by email and telephone, and will make trips to Pittsburgh as necessary. Kremen also expressed that, “His presence in Nevada will give him increased access to artists, theater productions and contacts on the West Coast, which he will be able to use for the benefit of PICT.”

Paul founded the organization with current Operations Director Stephanie Riso in 1996. Under his leadership, PICT has produced nearly 60 mainstage productions during fourteen seasons and completed two successful international tours; his production of Faith Healer played thirteen venues in Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2002, and Major Barbara played fourteen sold-out performances at the 2003 Galway Arts Festival. In 2008, Paul also directed and collaborated with playwright David Hare on the non-English language premiere of Stuff Happens at the Slaski Teatr in Katowice, Poland. PICT is the professional theatre in residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

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