Naked Angels Will Lose Managing Director John E. Alexander Come Summer

News   Naked Angels Will Lose Managing Director John E. Alexander Come Summer
John E. Alexander, the current managing director of Off-Broadway's Naked Angels, will exit his position this summer, the organization announced April 11.

Alexander took on the role of managing director for Naked Angels in 2009 and is departing to become the new executive director of San Diego's Diversionary Theatre. He is expected to depart Naked Angels in mid-July and is currently assisting Naked Angels in selecting a new managing director. Naked Angels associate producer Renee Blinkwolt will serve as interim managing director during the transition.

Naked Angels will welcome incoming artistic director Andy Donald this July. Donald succeeds Tony Award-nominated Next Fall playwright Geoffrey Nauffts.

"I am extremely sad to leave Naked Angels after two enormously successful years with the company, but I couldn’t be prouder of the tremendous accomplishments Naked Angels has made during my time with them, which could not have happened without the support of our loyal and dedicated company members, board and staff, who I know will continue to work together with the new managing director to achieve even greater success," Alexander said in a statement. "When Diversionary Theatre presented me with the opportunity to move back to California — my home for many years — I simply couldn’t say no. I will miss Naked Angels greatly and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead for them."

Naked Angels previously announced that it would postpone its world-premiere summer production of Bekah Brunstetter's A Long and Happy Life, due to a lack of funding. The organization remains committed to producing the work in the future. The fall world premiere of Zayd Dohrn’s Outside People will run as scheduled this fall.

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