MTC Veteran Is New Managing Director at Atlantic Theater Company

News   MTC Veteran Is New Managing Director at Atlantic Theater Company Andrew Hamingson has been named managing director of Atlantic Theater Company, the not-for-profit Off-Broadway company.

Hamingson officially begins on Aug. 2. Artistic director Neil Pepe said in a statement: "We are thrilled to bring Andrew on board. He comes with extraordinary experience, notably in fundraising and institution building, and is simply an exceptional addition to the Atlantic family. We're lucky to have him and I think he’ll be a perfect fit for the organization. I can't wait to get started."

Hamingson has been Manhattan Theatre Club's director of development since 1999. Now in his 12th season at MTC he manages all aspects of the $8.3 million per year fundraising campaign, including Board development and strategic planning.

Since Hamingson became development director of MTC, annual fundraising has increased by over 100 percent.

In addition to the annual fund, he was responsible for raising $35 million for the capital campaign for the renovation of the historic Biltmore Theater.

The MTC capital campaign fundraising has been broad based with support from government agencies, trustees, foundations, corporations and individuals. Hamingson has been involved directly with many of the solicitations. In addition to fundraising duties, he helped to redesign the new facility and create operational policies at the Biltmore. Prior to being named development director, he was deputy director of development, associate director of development, development associate and an intern to the executive producer, Barry Grove.

Hamingson is an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Drama, and lectures annually at New York University, Columbia University and Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Page 73 Productions.

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Atlantic Theater Company's 2004-2005 season includes the world premiere productions of Woody Allen's Second Hand Memory, David Mamet's Romance, Tom Donaghy's new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Tina Howe's new translations of Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson.

Atlantic Theater Company is located at 336 W. 20th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). For membership information, call (212) 645-1242. For tickets call TeleCharge.com at (212) 239-6200.

Visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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