Centerstage Announces Retirement of Artistic Director, Alan Bryce
Alan Bryce, Artistic Director of Centerstage, has announced his intention to retire from the Federal Way theatre company, effective June 30th, 2017. Mr. Bryce joined Centerstage in 2003 and has led the company through many changes and considerable growth. During his tenure Centerstage developed a reputation for excellent and innovative work, winning many awards in the process.He said: "It's not that I've run out of steam! I want to spend more time writing while I still have the energy to do so. But more importantly, I will have been at Centerstage for fifteen years. Artistic leadership needs to be refreshed periodically, and it just feels like the right time to hand over the reins of this terrific organization to a fresh, new mind. Working at Centerstage, with the fabulous, committed people here, has been a joy for each one of my fifteen years here." Centerstage is currently in the process of appointing an interim Artistic Director, who will serve for a year, while a search is undertaken for a permanent replacement. Meanwhile, Alan Bryce will not be absent from Federal Way. He will still show up in this year's "panto" and will direct one of the shows in the 2017-2018 season. But fear not - there are two more chances to enjoy Alan's writing at Centerstage!
On April 28th, we'll present Eve's Chain, a murder mystery event and fundraiser at the Twin Lakes Country Club in Federal Way. Then May 13th through June 4th, we offer the world premiere of Cardinal Sins, the most ambitious new project ever attempted at Centerstage. Cardinal Sins is a major musical, a love story, set in thirteenth century England. As well as Love, the musical examines and celebrates the birth of the western world's ideas of freedom. Plans are under way for an event to honor Alan and his service to Centerstage and the Federal Way community.