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July 5, 2012

Anne Cantler Fulwiler departs Theatre Project as producing director

This guest blog post comes from Baltimore Sun arts writer Mary Carole McCauley. -- TIM


Anne Cantler Fulwiler, who for more than a decade ran the Theatre Project with dedication and grit, has stepped down as that group’s producing director.

Though Fulwiler’s resignation became effective at the end of June, she said she will remain on the organization’s board for now to help with the transition.

And on Monday, she starts ...

a new job with an old friend: the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, where she will work in external affairs. Fulwiler previously was employed by the regional funding group in the 1990s as a program association.

Chris Pfingsten, who has served as Theatre Project's managing director for the past season, has been appointed producing director for the 2012-2013 season, the organization announced.

During Fulwiler’s tenure, she presented nearly 400 productions involving over 3,000 artists from across the nation and 17 foreign countries.

"It just felt like the right time in the life of Theatre Project for me to step down from this role," Fulwiler says in a press release. "It's been a truly amazing time.”

--Mary Carole McCauley


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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

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