Maggie Boland Moves From DC Arena to VA Signature

News   Maggie Boland Moves From DC Arena to VA Signature
Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, has appointed Maggie Boland as managing director, effective May 5.

Boland was previously the director of external affairs at Arena Stage — a position that she held since January 2003 when she assumed responsibility for Arena's Annual Fund in addition to her oversight of the theatre's marketing, public relations and sales efforts.

Prior to joining Arena Stage, Boland worked on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly six years, most recently as the director of annual giving, responsible for raising more than $3.5 million annually. Boland also participated extensively in Roundabout's capital campaign to fund the restoration and renovation of the American Airlines Theatre.

Boland succeeds Sam Sweet, who is now serving as the chief operating officer of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Signature's board chair, Sarah Valente, stated, "We were surprised and lucky to find the perfect fit for Signature 'right in our own backyard.' Maggie Boland is contagiously enthusiastic. She's exciting and positive — very motivating. Her 'can do' attitude will be a great match for Signature's artistic director Eric Schaeffer. The board predicts great things from their partnership."

Signature is the Helen Hayes Award-winning resident theatre knows for contemporary plays and musicals, and the nurturing of world premieres, at its two-venue complex in the Shirlington Village section of Arlington, VA. Signature's first commercial transfer to Broadway happens this spring when the musical Glory Days opens at Circle in the Square Theatre following an acclaimed Schaeffer-directed run at Signature.

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