The news about who will replace Joy Zinoman as artistic director of Studio Theatre came not from Monday’s planned announcement by Studio Theatre, but in an City Paper Arts Desk item from Trey Graham at City Paper yesterday and in-depth feature from Peter Marks, released today.
According to both, on September 1, 2010, the head Studio Theatre position will be held by the young director – he was a year old when Zinoman founded Studio Theatre 35 years ago – David Muse. Muse has distinguished himself both at Shakespeare Theatre, directing this year’s Henry V, and at Studio, where his production of Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty is still running. Muse credits his time spent as associate artistic director at Shakespeare Theatre as instrumental in developing his leadership style. According to the article, Muse proposed ” a tweaking of Studio’s direction, rather than a renovation”. Read the Washington Post article here.