Chicago Dramatists announced it has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Vanessa Bamber. Bamber will continue in her position until Dec. 31, according to Ajitha Reddy, president of Chicago Dramatists board of directors, in a statement.
No replacement has been named to date but the board is working with playwrights, associates and alumni to fill the management position and to begin a search for a new artistic director.
Separately, Chicago Dramatists announced it has added two new members to its board. Will Dunne, resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, will join the board this month as a network playwright and Writers Studio representative. Additonally, Michael J. Keatingpresident of Vertical, Incorporatedjoined the board in August and will head development and fundraising.
For nearly 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has supported the development of new plays and playwrights. It is the only comprehensive playwright development center of its kind in Chicago.
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