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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

New Voice Theatre Editor

For some inside baseball from the world of theatre journalism...

The Village Voice has named a replacement for the fine Charles McNulty, who has overseen for a few years now, the best theatre page in New York, for my money. (McNulty, again, is off soon to the LA Times.)

New York, N.Y. - September 27, 2005 -The Village Voice, the nation's largest
alternative weekly newspaper, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jorge
Morales as Senior Editor, Theater/Obies.
In addition to his editorial role, Morales will be responsible for administering the Village Voice Obie Awards, the Village Voice's annual award show honoring Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions worthy of distinction.
Morales, who assumes his new responsibilities October 25, has written about theater, film, books, and culture for The Village Voice, where he was assistant editor and copy chief. Prior to joining the Voice in 2001, Morales was an online editor at The Industry Standard, and previously, news editor and arts editor at the Daily News website.
Morales' writing has also appeared in The Advocate, The Believer, Seattle Weekly, The Industry Standard, and the Daily News. He holds degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Morales resides in Manhattan.
Morales discovered his passion for theater after making his stage debut at age 8, as an ant.

I wish Morales well, and I hope the great tradition of Ross Wetzsteon, John Lahr, Michael Feingold, and Charles McNulty has a secure future there. Even the Voice, that creature of the counter culture, has had much of its arts coverage cut back to blurbs, graphics, and ads like everyone else...

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