"We'll have new leadership; we won't have fractions of the board in this camp or that camp," Joanie Flatt, a member of the board, said to the Star. "This gives us an opportunity to do what we need to do — focus on making ATC the most wonderful, professional theater in the state, if not the region."
The theatre is facing more changes, as David Ira Goldstein, the company's artistic director of 22 years, will step down in December. In accepting his resignation, the board has awarded Goldstein, the fourth artistic director in ATC's 46-year history, the title of artistic director emeritus.
Goldstein directed more than 40 performances at the ATC, and some of his accomplishments include launching the National Latino Playwriting and the Arizona Playwriting awards competition in hopes of diversifying the audience and establishing co-productions that lessened production costs and promoted ATC's national reputation.
ATC was founded in Tucson in 1967 and expanded to Phoenix in 1978. More information can be found by visiting arizonatheatre.org.