WP Theater, formerly Women’s Project Theater, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as managing director. Sag arrives at the Off-Broadway company after having served as the general manager for Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Sag will be in charge of fundraising and general management duties, and will work alongside artistic director Lisa McNulty. He takes over the role of managing director from Maureen Moynihan, who worked at WP for over two years and is leaving New York.
“I have known Michael for almost ten years, as both a colleague and friend, and am so excited to welcome him to WP,” commented McNulty in a press statement. “His deep love of theatre and artists, his warmth and integrity, and true devotion to our company’s mission, make him the perfect addition to our team. He is a brilliant manager and leader, and I can't think of a better partner to take WP into the future, and we look forward to breaking new ground for female-identified voices onstage together.”
“I am thrilled and honored to join Lisa and the incredibly dedicated Board and staff of WP Theater, on the cusp of their 40th Anniversary,” added Sag. “I am passionate about the company’s mission to develop, produce and promote the work of female-identified theatre artists who are tremendously under-represented and under-served in the American theatre. At this time, and in this political climate, this institution and its directives have never been more relevant nor more necessary and I am grateful to Lisa and the Board for trusting me to help guide the organization during this historic period.”
In addition to his work with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Sag has over 15 years of working in commercial theatre on and Off-Broadway, including It's Only A Play, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Visit, Blithe Spirit, You Can't Take It With You, All The Way, Mothers and Sons, Bullets Over Broadway, and more. He also worked as the senior manager for Broadway Asia Entertainment in Shanghai, China.
For its next project, WP Theater is joining forces with the ever-adventurous Ars Nova for the world premiere of Rachel Bonds’ Sundown, Yellow Moon. The playwright’s latest offering is a play with music—a collaboration with Brooklyn indie rock duo The Bengsons and Obie-winning director Anne Kauffman.
For more information visit wptheater.org.