Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic director Michael Bigelow Dixon, who has served as Louisville's literary manager for the past 15 years, has been appointed theatre literary manager at the Guthrie Theatre effective April 2001.
In Louisville, Dixon distinguished himself by securing and developing scripts for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, and for supervising the National One-Act and Ten Minute play programming there. In addition to numerous other duties, including dramaturgy and publishing plays, Dixon "developed the multi-disciplinary Classics in Contest Festival, the Flying Solo & Friends Festival and the Free Theatre Project."
The Guthrie is experiencing artistic and physical growth, and plans to establish a new home on the Mississippi River. Calling Dixon's contributions to American theatre "enormous," Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling said that, "We are thrilled to welcome Michael at this important juncture in the Guthrie Theatre's history."
According to Guthrie's prepared statement, Dixon begins his new job after completing the Actors Theatre's 25th anniversary Humana Festival in Louisville (Feb. 27 - April 7).
—By Murdoch McBride