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Press Release



SAN DIEGO (Jan. 29, 2013)—The Old Globe’s Annual Meeting was held on January 28 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After a reception in the Ottenstein Lobby, Old Globe Board Chair Harold W. Fuson Jr. welcomed the Board of Directors and guests and announced the newly elected Board members. Managing Director Michael G. Murphy gave an update on the Globe’s financial position and presented highlights of the 2012 fiscal year, and the Globe’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein spoke about the Globe’s rich artistic history and its bright future in the American theatre. The meeting was followed by a reception and dinner for Board of Directors, Ambassadors and Founders Level Donors at the Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park’s historic House of Hospitality.

Fuson announced that the current members of the Board of Directors Executive Committee will continue their terms in 2013. The committee consists of Fuson (Chair), Donald L. Cohn (Immediate Past Chair), Anthony S. Thornley (Vice Chair, Finance), Elaine Bennett Darwin (Vice Chair, Nominating), Harvey P. White (Secretary), Mary Beth Adderley, Peter J. Cooper, Kathryn Hattox, Paula Powers and Conrad Prebys.

Fuson also announced that the following candidates identified by the Globe’s Nominating Committee were formally elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors: Joseph J. Cohen, Ann Davies, Sheila Lipinsky, Steven J. Stuckey, Rhona Thompson, Linda Van Vark, Jordine Von Wantoch, Pamela J. Wagner and Debbie Wilson. Current Board members Jo Ann Kilty, Crystal Sargent and Stacey LeVasseur Vasquez will begin new consecutive three-year terms in 2013. The following Board members, whose terms of service concluded at the end of 2012, were honored for their outstanding commitment to The Old Globe: Joseph Benoit, Jean-Marie Hamel, Elizabeth Helming, Viviana Ibañez, Reneé Schatz, Dean Thorp and Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome, who was named a Director Emerita.

The Old Globe’s Board of Directors also includes: Elizabeth Altman, Pamela Cesak, Nicole Clay, Valerie S. Cooper, Silvija Devine, Pamela A. Farr, Karen Fox, Victor P. Gálvez, Deni Jacobs, Daphne Jameson, Ramin Pourteymour, David Reagan, Sandra Redman, Jean Shekhter, Ann Steck, Daniel L. Sullivan, Ph.D., Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D., Evelyn Mack Truitt, Debra Turner, Jim Wening, Lynne Wheeler, Karin Winner, June Yoder and Vicki L. Zeiger.

After the meeting, the Board and guests adjourned to the annual Board of Directors & Ambassadors Reception and Dinner held in the Prado Ballroom. The celebratory evening featured performances by Okieriete Onaodowan and Antwayn Hopper (accompanied by musical director Charlie Reuter), who star in the Globe’s Southern California premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, which runs through Feb. 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: Pygmalion (1/12-2/17), The Brothers Size (1/26-2/24), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (3/8-4/14), A Doll’s House (3/23-4/21), Other Desert Cities (4/27-6/2), Be a Good Little Widow (5/11-6/9).

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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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