Guthrie Theater's Administration Gets New Blood in Brunswick and Santini | Playbill

News Guthrie Theater's Administration Gets New Blood in Brunswick and Santini
Guthrie Theater artistic director Joe Dowling announced the appointments of Jacques Brunswick as the Guthrie's chief administrative officer and Trish Santini as the director of external relations.

Brunswick and Santini join a senior management team consisting of Dowling, director of development Dianne Brennan, production director Frank Butler and director of studio programming Michael Bigelow Dixon.

"The Guthrie's senior management team is a new model for theatre administration," Dowling explained in a statement. "With a new public building and expanded programming, it seemed wise to expand the leadership of the theatre to include the directors of all the various elements that go into managing the Guthrie. Jacques' expertise as it relates to strategic planning for multi-use cultural centers, and Trish's sophisticated approach to developing comprehensive and consistent brands, will be essential in positioning the Guthrie as a National Center for Theater Arts and Theater Education."

With the reorganization of leadership, Brunswick will oversee accounting, information systems, company management, facilities, human resources and costume rentals. As director of external relations, Santini will oversee marketing, communications, front-of-house and visitor services, special events, the Guthrie Learning Center and Community Relationships.

Brunswick comes to the Guthrie from Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, where, for the last 14 years he has been vice president, finance and administration.

Santini joined the Guthrie direct from her position as the vice president, Broadway Division at TMG-The Marketing Group, a national marketing and press agency for Broadway and national tours. The Tony Award-honored resident theatre in St. Paul is one of the oldest and most respected regional theatres in the nation. It is committed to new works and classics. Visit

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