Founding Abingdon Theatre Member Steps Down as Artistic Director

News   Founding Abingdon Theatre Member Steps Down as Artistic Director
 
Jan Buttram, a founding member of the Abingdon Theatre Company and also its artistic director, will step down from the helm following the conclusion of its 22nd season, in June 2016. The theatre is currently searching for a replacement.

"It has been an honor to be a part of Abingdon Theatre Company from its beginnings in a Manhattan brownstone to our current home on West 36th Street," Buttram said a press statement. "I am delighted to have worked with so many amazing playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and others during my tenure as Artistic Director. I look forward to welcoming my successor and guiding Abingdon towards a bright future." Buttram was among the group of theatre artists who founded the company in 1993, previously meeting bi-weekly in a brownstone near New York City's Abingdon Square Park for a series of new play readings. After several months, the group to established themselves as the Abingdon Theatre Company, dedicated to developing new plays. Buttram became artistic director in 2007, following a tenure as co-artistic director.

Buttram's career began as an actress at the New Orleans Repertory Theatre and has performance credits Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. She is also an award-winning playwright and director.

For more information about Abingdon Theatre Company, visit abingdontheatre.org

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