Changes in Leadership

After seven successful seasons as Producing Artistic Director at Chester Theatre Company (CTC), Daniel Elihu Kramer is leaving to focus on his increased responsibilities at Smith College and his work as a freelance theatre artist. Chester audiences are already familiar with the organization’s new leaders. Tara Franklin and James Barry, a couple who are known for their award-winning work on stages at CTC and around the region, have been named Co-Producing Artistic Directors.

“We are so pleased to welcome Tara Franklin and James Barry—two folks very familiar to our audiences—as our new Co-Producing Artistic Directors,” said Board Chair Karen Schader. “They bring a wealth of experience and skills to their positions, and the board looks forward to working with them. For seven years and through challenging times, Daniel Elihu Kramer led Chester to increased artistic accomplishment, recognition, and financial strength. We are grateful to him and wish him the best as he assumes a new role as Chair of the Theatre Department at Smith College.”

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