Slee replaces Andrew Chipok as director of INTAR, which was founded in 1966 and strives to present the highest quality theatre in English by Latino Americans. The company is currently presenting Eduardo Machado's The Cook through Jan. 18. In a statement, Slee said, "I am extremely proud and excited to accept this position with New York's leading producing theatre for new plays by American Latino artists. I look forward to working with the board and artistic leadership to develop further INTAR's potential as the place to see the best new work by Latino writers, actors and directors in English. We're living in a time of enormous change, and Latino voices are part of the mix. INTAR is an important artistic home where our voices can be heard and our experiences shared."
During his tenure at New Dramatists, Paul Slee developed grant, award and prize programs for playwrights and oversaw the development of several hundred new works for the theatre. Some of the playwrights he worked with include Nilo Cruz, Carmen Rivera, Alejandro Morales, Caridad Svich, Luis Alfaro, Edwin Sanchez, Rogelio Martinez, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis, Migdalia Cruz and Eduardo Machado. An American of Colombian/Welsh-English ancestry, Slee was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Trenton, NJ.
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