Martin Will Depart Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2010

By Adam Hetrick
07 Dec 2009

Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Nicholas Martin will exit his position as the artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival after the 2010 summer season.

Martin, who succeeded Tony winner Roger Rees as Williamstown artistic director in 2008, will continue in his role throughout the upcoming season at the Massachusetts theatre hub, representatives confirmed to

"I've had a great time as artistic director, and have extended my contract to handle next season," Martin said in a statement. "One, however, can't do everything, and the demands on my time are, happily, extraordinary. I look forward to welcoming the next artistic director to the Williamstown family, and to working with him or her."

Martin is scheduled to direct the Broadway revival of Noël Coward's comedy Present Laughter, which begins Jan. 2, 2010. He has staged the New York productions of Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Match, Hedda Gabler, The Rehearsal, Observe the Sons of Ulster…, The Time of the Cuckoo, Chaucer in Rome, Fully Committed, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Bosoms and Neglect, Sophistry, You Can Never Tell and Full Gallop. At Williamstown he directed Where’s Charley?, Camino Real, The Royal Family, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dreading Thekla, Mother of Invention and others. He was the former artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.

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