Industry Roundup: New Hires at AKA, Cape Playhouse, and More

Industry News   Industry Roundup: New Hires at AKA, Cape Playhouse, and More
See the recent additions to major theatre and entertainment institutions around the U.S.
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Major theater and arts institutions around the country have added new members to their teams. See the recent hires taking place below.

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Annie Baker and Branden Jacob-Jenkins, Faculty, University of Texas at Austin: College of Fine Arts (Austin, Texas)
Baker, known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick, and Jacob-Jenkins, whose plays include An Octoroon and Gloria, will teach in the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Michener Center for Writers.

Joe Grandy, Executive Producer, Cape Playhouse (Dennis, Massachusetts)
Grandy, a producer on Broadway's The Prom, joins the Cape Playhouse team on its mission to push the theatre’s recent growth and oversee business operations. Grandy stated, “I’m very thankful to be joining such a fantastic team at the playhouse.” Alongside the recent addition, current Artistic Director Michael Rader will now take on the title of executive artistic director.

Steve Grimes, Chief Digital Officer, AKA (New York, New York)
Grimes will oversee AKA’s digital work and lead a team of digital specialists. Before coming to the agency, Grimes oversaw apps and on-demand video for Comedy Central and managed global web properties for the NBA.

David Mack, Executive Director, Invertigo Dance (Los Angeles, California)
David Mack joins the Invertigo Dance team with decades of experience managing L.A.-based theatre, opera, and dance companies. Mack will work alongside the current artistic director on his mission to further the organization’s reach.

Daniel Neel, Vice President of Development, The Smith Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Neel, previously serving as the chief development and financial officer for The Animal Foundation, will oversee Center’s strategic fundraising efforts. Smith Center President Mryon Martin stated, “We’re excited to bring someone with Daniel’s exemplary expertise and experience into the organization as we embark on our endowment campaign.”

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