Greenville Theatre has named Max Quinlan as its new producing artistic director. He will replace Allen and Suzanne McCalla, who have led the theater for 28 years.
Quinlan was chosen by a nine-person search committee after a three-year search collected more than 75 applications of varied experiences and the candidates were narrowed down to four finalists. He will become the fifth producing artistic director in the Greenville Theatre’s 95-year history.
“I am honored to be making Greenville Theatre my new artistic home,” said Quinlan. “My professional dream has always been to find a community that I can serve with necessary art, storytelling, and love. Greenville is that dream come true. Ever since my wife and I fell in love in this city while performing on the National Tour of ‘Les Misérables,’ we knew we could make Greenville our home. Now, nine years later, our young family is putting its roots down here. Finding this opportunity at this incredible theatre company feels like fate.”
Quinlan most recently served as the associate director for the world premiere of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Unmasked” at Paper Mill Playhouse. He also previously served as the resident director for both the 2014 Broadway revival of “Les Misérables” and the U.S. national tour of “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Prior to becoming a director, Quinlan was a Joseph Jefferson Award-winning performer and starred on Broadway, national tours and regional theaters across America.