The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York has appointed Talia Corren as the new co-executive director. Corren joins Risa Shoup in the shared role.
A.R.T./NY has more than 520 member theaters, including Broadway nonprofits Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company and Second Stage Theater. Founded in 1972, the organization works to serve and strengthen the nonprofit theater community in and around New York City.
Throughout its 50-year history, A.R.T./NY has provided services to theatremakers in support of the development of their art, including roundtables, workshops and programs to expand accessibility and dismantle oppression in theater.
Corren has previously held positions at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre and Soho Rep. Along with Shoup, Corren joins a staff that includes 17 full-time employees, 31 part-timers and a board of 18. The shared leadership model is demonstrative of the organization’s emphasis on its future and upholding values of opportunity, innovation, empowerment and justice and equity. Together, the executive directors will align values across the organization and carry out the vision to strengthen nonprofit member theaters.
“I was raised by A.R.T/NY theaters, working inside of them for a lot of my early career and then partnering with them at Advance NYC,” Corren said in a statement. “I love how much diversity there is in the creative output from A.R.T./NY members, and the curiosity, intentionality, and community that is built in all of these interlocking pockets across the city. I am grateful to have been able to work with and learn from so many leaders in this field who inspire and energize me, and look forward to bringing those experiences with me to this role at A.R.T./NY.”