Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Named New Board President of Bromo Arts District
The Bromo Tower Arts District has elected Vincent M. Lancisi its new Board President. Lancisi, the Founding Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre, replaces Jeff Daniel, the Bromo Arts Founding Chair and Executive Vice President of Broadway Across America.
"What Vinny has accomplished with Everyman Theatre is inspiring and he's already bringing the same dedication to the Bromo District," said Priya Bhayana, Director of Bromo Arts & Market Center Initiatives at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. "He understands how the District can support artists, cultural groups, merchants and the district's entire community. His contagious passion for the arts and for people make him an excellent choice for President of the Board."
"I am honored and excited to build on the work that Jeff, our board, and Priya have done to galvanize all the creative forces at work in the Bromo Arts District," Lancisi said. "I envision bringing artists together with developers, landlords, and the city to build a vibrant place in which to work and live."
Lancisi founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 productions there. He grew the theatre into a nationally-respected company that became an anchor institution in the Station North Arts District before moving to the fully refurbished Empire Theatre in the Bromo Arts District, an entity he helped create. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and served as an advisor to the MD State Arts Council, the Baltimore Theatre Alliance, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Vincent holds his undergraduate degree in Theatre from Boston College and his master's degree in Directing from The Catholic University of America.
He replaces Jeff Daniel who, as President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, was instrumental in the creation of Bromo Arts, working with legislators, community organizations and other arts organizations to make Baltimore's third arts and entertainment district a reality.
"Jeff Daniel and the board have laid the ground work for a dynamic and bustling arts district," Lancisi said. "I'll happily forge ahead and lead the charge to build on their good work and move the district forward."
"Working with Vince as both partners in the Bromo Arts District and as friends who share a love of the arts and community, I have every confidence he will truly take this Arts District to the next stage, gallery, opening and beyond. I am thrilled he will be succeeding me as Board Chair," Daniel said.
The Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, a 117 acre tract bounded by Park Avenue, Lombard Street, Paca, and Read Streets, is the third designated arts and entertainment district in Baltimore. The Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment Inc. organization unites and supports the vibrant arts community in the Bromo Arts District to realize the full potential of this thriving Downtown neighborhood.
Members of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment Inc. Board of Directors include: Vincent M. Lancisi, President; Maggie Villegas, Vice President; Mark L. Wasserman, Treasurer; Bill Gilmore, Secretary; Jeff Daniel; Kirby Fowler; Marci I. Gordon; Kathy M. Byington; and Senator Catherine E. Pugh.
Everyman Theatre is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.
Vincent Lancisi is the Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director.