New Artistic Director at the Huntington

The Huntington Theatre Company has named a new artistic director. Peter Dubois is a resident director and former associate producer at New York City's Public Theater. He'll take over in July, and succeed current director Nicholas Martin.

During his four-year career at the Public, DuBois worked with top-level actors and playwrights including Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Tony Kushner, and Neil Labute.

In addition to his role as director, his duties included oversight in transferring shows to Broadway and international artistic exchanges.

Huntington trustee William McQuillan says the search committee was attracted to DuBois' experience working with theaters in Alaska and the Czech Republic.

"One of the things that that represents to us is a sort of adventurousness that we find refreshing and terrific and frankly necessary in terms of bringing not simply cutting edge theater, but also entertainment," says McQuillan.

At 37, DuBois will be the youngest artistic director ever to serve at Huntington Theatre, Boston's professional theatre company in residence at Boston University.

This program aired on December 11, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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