New York’s Signature Theatre has announced that Executive Director Erika Mallin will step down after 10 years at the Off-Broadway theatre. Mallin worked alongside Founding Artistic Director James Houghton and oversaw the construction of the theatre’s iconic multiplex on 42nd Street: the Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center.
As the Signature begins its search for a new executive director, Mallin will continue to support the Board through the leadership transition before moving on to pursue new opportunities.
“I love to make big things happen and Signature, with its bold mission and ambitious aspirations, has been the perfect place to do that,” commented Mallin in a statement. “I’m incredibly proud to have shepherded the building of The Pershing Square Signature Center and to have helped Signature become the vibrant and accomplished institution it is. Over the last 10 years, it has been my privilege to work with so many iconic artists and passionate supporters and to partner with Jim, Paige, and our wonderful Board and staff.”
Signature Artistic Director Paige Evans stated, “It has been a true pleasure to lead Signature Theatre alongside Erika Mallin over the past year. Erika has been a tireless advocate for this company and for our art form. Everyone at Signature is grateful for her immense contributions.”
Signature is currently presenting The Red Letter Plays, two plays by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks that are inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter.
Flip through photos from Fucking A, opening September 11, in Signature’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre: