Blocker will join New York Theatre Workshop in January 2014.
Blocker is currently the managing director of Ars Nova, where he worked to establish a structure that developed and produced new projects. During his time there, the budget of Ars Nova grew by 50 percent, and Blocker oversaw six world-premiere productions.
His previous positions include director of individual giving at Manhattan Theatre Club and development associate for capital projects at Atlantic Theater Company. Blocker holds an MFA in theatre management from Columbia University's School of the Arts.
Now in its 31st season, New York Theatre Workshop presents three to five new productions, more than 80 readings and numerous workshop productions each season. Previous productions include Jonathan Larson's Rent, Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla, Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away and A Number, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath and Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher.
The current season includes Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed Des McAnuff; What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and others, musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko, directed by Steven Hoggett; Love and Information, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James MacDonald; and Cinderella/Cendrillon, original text and direction by Joel Pommerat.
More information can be found by visiting nytw.org.