Jean Cocteau Repertory, the New York City theatre company known for producing classical plays of the Twentieth Century, has announced a new Producing Artistic Director, David Fuller. Fuller replaces the partnership of Artistic Director Robert Hupp and Producing Artistic Director Scott Shattuck, who is leaving to pursue his work as a freelance director, teacher, consultant and independent producer in theatre and other media. Fuller was member of the Cocteau acting company from 1980 to 1982 and appeared in several plays, including the OBIE winning Pericles, and Tennessee Williams' Something Cloudy, Something Clear. In 1990, Fuller began a long association with Theater Ten Ten, culminating in his becoming Co-Producing Artistic Director two years ago.
Jean Cocteau Repertory was founded in 1971 by Eve Adamson, in order to create a theatre with a rotating repertory of classic plays with a resident company of actors. Adamson was artistic director until succeeded by Robert Hupp in 1989; she remains a part of the company as its most prolific director.
-- By Sean McGrath