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SAN DIEGO (February 28, 2022)—The Old Globe’s Annual Meeting was held on Monday, February 7, 2022 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Outgoing Board Chair Ann Davies welcomed the members of The Old Globe Board of Directors along with donors, subscribers, and guests, and announced the newly elected Directors serving three-year terms. Globe senior staff members presented highlights of the 2021 fiscal year, and Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields spoke about the future of the Globe and its place in the San Diego community.
It was announced that Evelyn Lamden Olson will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for a two-year term, succeeding Davies. The 2022 Executive Committee will consist of Lamden (Chair), Jules Arthur, Terry Atkinson, Stephanie R. Bulger, Ph.D., Nicole A. Clay (Past Chair, Ex Officio), Donald L. Cohn (Past Chair, Ex Officio), Elaine Bennett Darwin (Past Chair, Ex Officio), Ann Davies (Immediate Past Chair), Mark Delfino, Pamela Farr, Harold W. Fuson, Jr. (Past Chair, Ex Officio), George C. Guerra, Paula Powers (Secretary and Vice Chair), Sue Sanderson, Karen Sedgwick, Anthony S. Thornley (Treasurer), Sheryl White (Past Chair, Ex Officio), Karin Winner, and Vicki L. Zeiger (Past Chair, Ex Officio).
Davies 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: Barry Edelstein, Peter Landin, Judy McMorrow (Globe Guilders President, Ex Officio for a two-year term), Monica Medina, Ryan K. Nelson, and Timothy J. Shields.
Directors returning for additional three-year terms beginning in 2022 include Jules Arthur, Stephanie R. Bulger, Ph.D., Donald L. Cohn, Ann Davies, Mark Delfino, Rhona Thompson, Anthony S. Thornley, and Reneé Wailes.
Other Directors currently serving three-year terms during 2022 include Eleanor Y. Charlton, Ellise Coit, George S. Davis, Silvija Devine, Robert Foxworth, Jennifer Greenfield, Dirk Harris, Nishma Held, Susan Hoehn, Daphne Jameson, Sheila Lipinsky, Keven Lippert, Noelle Norton, Ph.D., David Jay Ohanian, Deirdra Price, Ph.D., Sandra Redman, Jean Shekhter, Karen Tanz, Michael Taylor, Rhona Thompson, Christine Roberts Trimble, Evelyn Mack Truitt, Debra Turner, Pamela J. Wagner, and Margarita Wilkinson.
Board member Lynne Wheeler concluded her service and was honored for her outstanding commitment to The Old Globe.
The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 87th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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