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Theatre Aspen Welcomes Jed Bernstein as New Producing Director

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Theatre Aspen Welcomes Jed Bernstein as New Producing Director

Theatre Aspen announced today that beginning immediately, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, performing arts center executive, and arts education advocate, Jed Bernstein will be its new Producing Director.

Chair of the Board of Theatre Aspen, Kimberly Schlosser said, "To attract someone of Jed's diverse background and stature is a real coup for our institution. It is a testament to Theatre Aspen's national reputation for high quality, ambitious theatre, and is sure to guarantee an exciting future."

Lisa Baker, Chair of the Search Committee, added: "Jed's experience as a producer and manager of both small and large venues will be critical to taking us to the next level artistically and programmatically."

"It is a tremendous honor to join the Theatre Aspen team," Bernstein commented. "I am excited to have the opportunity to integrate this institution even more deeply into the cultural fabric of this magnificent community."

For over two decades, Jed Bernstein has been a leader in theatrical production, venue management, arts administration, and marketing and promotion. Most recently, he served as the ninth President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to supporting continued excellence in Lincoln Center's programming, Mr. Bernstein oversaw the launch and expansion of key initiatives central to the vision for Lincoln Center, including new education, community outreach, and audience engagement efforts.

Prior to joining Lincoln Center, Mr. Bernstein was a Tony Award-winning independent Broadway producer through Above the Title Entertainment Productions.

In 2010, Mr. Bernstein partnered with the Bridge Street Foundation to purchase and renovate the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The Playhouse celebrated its reopening in 2012. As Producing Director, Mr. Bernstein presented year-round theatrical seasons, returning this 75-year-old playhouse to the forefront of regional theater.

From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Bernstein led The Broadway League, the industry trade association and co-producer of the Tony Awards telecast.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Bernstein has taught and lectured on advertising, marketing, and all facets of arts management at such institutions as Yale School of Management, Yale School of Drama, New York University, and Columbia Business School.

Mr. Bernstein has a master's degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1983, Theatre Aspen rekindles a sense of discovery in audiences who live in and visit the Roaring Fork Valley by producing big theatre in a small space with intimate storytelling, educating the next generation of theatre artists and enthusiasts, and supporting the creation of new work for the American theatre canon. The Colorado Theatre Guild honored Theatre Aspen with eight Henry Awards for its 2015 season, making the Theatre the most-awarded in the state. New works incubated at Theatre Aspen include Finn the Fearless, Cross that River, Alice by Heart, and-most recently-The MAD Show, a sketch and comedy show inspired by and from the pages of MAD Magazine. To learn more about Theatre Aspen or register for school season educational programs, visit www.TheatreAspen.org.


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