Warehouse Theatre names new leadership

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The Warehouse Theatre // Image courtesy of The Warehouse Theatre

The Warehouse Theatre announced on Wednesday new leadership, including a producing director who worked on a Tony Award-nominated musical, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a TIME Magazine Best Musical.

The theatre has hired Mike Sablone, who worked on the dramaturgy and development of the musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Yellow Face” and TIME Magazine’s Best Musical of 2010 selection, “Venice,” as its Producing Artistic Director. Jason Johnson, the theatre’s marketing director who served as the theater’s interim executive director for the past six months, was promoted to managing director.

Sablone will arrive in Greenville in late January. He has spent six years with the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles developing new plays and musicals for production on their three stages: Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theater and Kirk Douglas Theatre. For the past five years, he has served as producer/development executive for John Krasinski’s company, Sunday Night Productions, sourcing and developing new projects for film and television.

The Warehouse Board of Directors said Sablone’s extensive experience in dramaturgy and play development along with his personality and collaborative skill set made him the perfect choice for producing artistic director and to lead The Warehouse into the future.

In his new role, Johnson will focus on operational management, development and marketing at The Warehouse.

More coming as this story develops.

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