The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) has changed partners and danced, electing Ted Pappas president to replace outgoing president Julianne Boyd.
Officers were elected to the SSDC executive board, and executive director Barbara Hauptman has renewed her contract for four more years, it was announced Dec. 10.
The SSDC is an industry organization focusing on the people who put theatre into motion: Common issues, questions and concerns about process, contracts, creative rights, intellectual property and more.
Pappas, a member since 1981, is a director-choreographer whose work has been seen on and Off Broadway, in regional theatre, with opera companies and in industrials.
Newly elected officers to the 40-year-old SSDC are executive vice president Pamela Berlin and vice president Gerald Gutierrez. Elected this year were Julie Arenal, Berlin, Tisa Chang, Clinton Tuner Davis, Susan Einhorn, Gutierrez, Mary B. Robinson, Stephen Rothman (three-year terms); Midwest regional representative David Petrarca; Southeast regional representative David Bell; Karen Azenberg, Michael Mayer (two-year terms); David Armstrong, Edie Cowan and David Warren (one-year terms). Continuing on the executive board are secretary Paul Weidner, treasurer John Going, Mark Brokaw, Hope Clarke, John Dillon, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Sheldon Epps, Andre Ernotte, Paul Lazarus, Roberta Levitow, Kathleen Marshall, Austin Pendleton, Susan H. Schulman and Lynn Taylor-Corbett.
-- By Kenneth Jones