Larry Eilenberg, artistic director of the Magic Theatre for the past five years, will leave the San Francisco venue at the end of the 2003 season. A nation-wide search has begun for his replacement.
During his tenure, Eilenberg established the Festival of Irish Women Playwrights (which first brought Stones in His Pockets to the States), the Martha Heasley Cox Raw Play series and the Science on Stage festival. He also shepherded the premieres of The Late Henry Moss with Nick Nolte, Sean Penn and Woody Harrelson, Charles Mee's Summertime, Moira Buffini's Silence and Michelle Carter's Hillary and Soon-Yi Shop for Ties.
Eilenberg is leaving the Magic to concentrate on his own writing and pursue his interest in international artistic exchange.
Interested applicants may send their resumes to: Marc Kasky, Fort Mason Foundation, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123 or by fax at (415) 441-3405.
The 35th season at the Magic kicks off with Carter's Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs, playing Oct. 18-Nov. 10. Also planned for 2002-2003 is Joe Goode's dance piece, Body Familiar, the world premiere of Gary Leon Hill's 8 Bob Off and the West Coast premiere of Rebecca Gilman's Blue Surge. — By Christine Ehren