Alley Theatre’s Artistic Director, Gregory Boyd, Announces Retirement After 28 Years

The search for a new Artistic Director is expected to take six to nine months

The Alley Theatre announced that Gregory Boyd will retire.

Long-time Alley Theatre‘s Artistic Director Gregory Boyd is stepping down after 28 years. The Theatre announced Boyd’s retirement on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, taking effect on Thursday January 11, 2018.

Boyd said he planned to announce his retirement last Fall, but decided to put his plans on hold following Hurricane Harvey to assist with the Theatre’s recovery efforts.

"Leading this extraordinary theatre company in this wonderful city for over a quarter century has been an artistic dream fulfilled,” said Boyd. “With the marvelous efforts of the artists, staff, and Board, we created a state of the art theatre-making complex with performance, production, and administration all in a brilliant, expansive space that welcomes theatre-goers in a unique and exciting way. The Alley’s achievements have been a great source of satisfaction for me and I look forward to new achievements to come in the next era."

During his tenure, the Alley won a special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Actor and director James Black will serve as interim Artistic Director. Having worked at the Alley Theatre as an actor and director since 1987, Black was involved in over 100 productions.

One of the premiere theater executive search firms, Albert Hall & Associates, has been engaged to lead the search for a new Artistic Director of the Alley. The search is expected to take six to nine months.

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