, who served as Associate Producer, Company
on an interim basis since August 2011, has been chosen to fill the new General Manager position.
"We've had the opportunity to work with Ted
and Becky and know they are smart, thorough and have a great sense of humor and can provide leadership in their areas of expertise.
As GM, DeLong will be responsible for the centralized negotiation and administration of contracts, royalty agreements and commissions with actors, directors, designers and other creative partners.
In addition to these duties, he will serve as organizational liaison to the City of Ashland, as well as the initial point of contact for real estate transactions and the resolution of internal space issues.
While reporting to the Executive Director, the GM
will also work closely with Artistic leadership and will serve on the Producers team.
DeLong received his MFA from Yale School of Drama, and prior to that served as a theatre technician at various companies including the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Center Stage (Baltimore), and Berkeley Rep.
After graduation, he served three years as a project manager at AMS Planning & Research, a management consulting firm serving the cultural sector.