Eyring will take over for Gigi Bolt, who has served as interim executive director since June, when long-time executive director Ben Cameron left the position.
Under Eyring, CTC recently finished a $30 million capital campaign and opened a new Michael Graves-designed facility, which includes the Cargill Stage and the McGuire Education Center. The theatre won the 2003 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.
Eyring began her theatre career in 1983 as director of development for the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC. She was assistant executive director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from 1989-1993 and then managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia from 1994-99. She holds an MFA in theatre administration from Yale School of Drama.
TCG, founded in 1961, is a support organization for the professional, not-for-profit American theatre with a network of 440 member theatres across the country. Its projects include conferences, grantmaking programs and publications of books, plays, the magazine American Theatre and the ARTSEARCH employment bulletin.
Quoted in a press release, Eyring said, "TCG has had a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of the American not-for-profit theatre. As a theatre practitioner, I've experienced first-hand the value of TCG’s conferences, publications, professional development opportunities, grantmaking, research and advocacy efforts. I am so impressed by the focus and passion of TCG’s board and staff and I am excited to take on a leadership role in advancing theatre in the U.S. through the work of TCG."