In The News – Richard M. Parison, Jr. appointed Executive Director for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
July 27, 2023 | Member Submitted
Originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune 07/27/2023, Submitted
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard M. Parison, Jr. as their new Executive Director. A seasoned and accomplished theater professional with over 30 years of experience, Parison brings a deep-rooted understanding of regional theater and a genuine commitment to enhancing the community through transformative theatrical experiences. He will start the role in September.
Parison has held significant leadership positions in esteemed theater organizations throughout his career, including Executive Director of the Richmond Performing Arts Center/Center Stage Foundation in Virginia, Producing Director at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA, and Assistant Producing Artistic Director at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
Parison returns to Northeast Ohio and GLT, where he launched his career at the then-known Great Lakes Theater Festival. With his remarkable leadership acumen and versatile skill set, he stands poised to usher in a new era for both organizations, uniting their efforts toward the shared vision of bringing theater to the widest possible audience in the Northeast Ohio and Lake Tahoe regions.