Familiar face returns to Creede

Morgan M. Manfredi

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre is proud to announce Morgan M. Manfredi as its new managing director.

An administrator, educator, and designer with leadership experience in arts organizations of various sizes, Manfredi will join the team in January as CRT ramps up for its 2020 season.

Originally from Fresno, Calif., Manfredi’s previous experience includes serving on the production staff of Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus; as assistant to the managing director of CRT; Production Manager of American Family Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.; Company manager and associate general manager of the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.; and most recently as the associate general manager at the Tony-Award winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J. 

With a firm commitment to equity and justice work in the arts, Manfredi represented McCarter at the Theatre Communications Group’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Institute and worked to implement equity-based initiatives at her organization.  Passionate about arts education and training the next generation of theatre practitioners, Manfredi’s volunteer experiences have included seven seasons as a designer and technical adviser for the New Hope Solebury School District and work abroad as a theater educator in India.

After eight seasons away, she returns to CRT to lead the financial and daily operational activities.

As managing director, Manfredi will partner with the Producing Artistic Director, John DiAntonio, to develop a strategic plan to ensure the fiscal health of CRT.

She will oversee the Human Resources Department, and work with the development to establish strong relations with stakeholders.

“After a thorough search filled with dynamic and talented candidates, Morgan stood out as an ideal fit for CRT. She’ll bring financial knowledge, management experience, and most importantly, a strong commitment and love for CRT and Creede. We are elated to have such a dependable, discerning, and passionate person join us in the new year,” said John DiAntonio, producing artistic director of CRT.

Regarding her appointment, Manfredi added, “I am overjoyed to return to CRT and work alongside John, the staff, artists, board, and community on the theatre’s next chapter. I met my husband Tyler while we were company members together in 2011, so the theatre and town hold such a special place in our hearts.

“It’s a really exciting time for CRT. Everything is on the table for discussion: What kind of theatre do we want to make? How do we share it with the greatest number of people? How do we best support our artists and community? How do we honor our legacy while moving the theatre forward? The performing arts have the unique power of authentically and immediately engaging people with their world, community, and selves in profound ways. I want CRT to be the place that folks come to have the big conversations — and a whole lot of fun.”

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