Chairman Rocco has touched Minneapolis-based actor/director Ralph Remington for the post of Director of Theatre & Musical Theatre at the NEA.
Remington, 47, a 1984 graduate of Howard, moved to the Twin Cities to pursue acting. He founded Pillsbury House in 1992 and ran it until 1999. He has acted at the Guthrie, Illusion and Pillsbury House theaters in Minneapolis.Why should you get to know him?
He will manage the NEA's grantmaking for theater and musical theater and develop partnerships to advance the theater field. He will lead large-scale theater projects such as the NEA's new-play-development program.Nuff said.
My two cents: nice to see someone in that job whose experience is more arts than administration, and with experience actually running a small theatre co.