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Manhattan Theatre Club appoints Nicki Hunter as associate artistic director

Hunter has been promoted within the company.

Nicki Hunter (Credit: Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Nicki Hunter has been named associate artistic director of the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). Hunter has been serving as MTC’s artistic producer since the summer of 2019.

Hunter first joined MTC as an intern in 2009. Throughout her tenure, Hunter previously served as an assistant to artistic director Lynne Meadow, an artistic associate and a line producer for the Tony Award-winning company. Hunter’s duties have included leading a directing fellowship partnership with the Drama League, overseeing the Beyond the Stage program (which she worked to establish) and teaming with the artistic team to produce developmental readings and workshops. 

“Working with Nicki for the last 14 years has been a joy for me,” Meadow said in a statement. “I have valued her counsel and contributions. Her work with our entire staff and our many artists has been dynamic and exemplary.”

Hunter added, “I’m excited and honored to be stepping into this new leadership role at MTC. Working with both the incredible artists and staff at this vibrant organization inspires, challenges, and motivates me on a daily basis. I’m thrilled to be able to continue my work at MTC in this new role.”

Though Hunter does not directly succeed someone in this position, the title of associate artistic director has been held at previous times by Doug Hughes, Michael Bush and Mandy Greenfield.

With the promotion, Hunter joins a leadership team that also includes executive director Chris Jennings and artistic advisor Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Established in 1972 by Meadow, MTC aims to develop and present new work, partner with up-and-coming and seasoned artists and produce a diverse slate of plays and musicals on Broadway and off.