Theatrikos announces new Executive Director
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our new executive director, Chris Verrill, who takes the helm of our historic community theater organization on Feb. 1, 2019, which also coincides with the opening night of our 48th season.
Verrill comes to Flagstaff with an extensive background in all aspects of theater operation and production—most recently as the creator and operations director of the Beijing Playhouse in Beijing, China. Verrill operated that playhouse from 2006 to 2018 and was responsible for all aspects of the organization, including fiscal management, creative, marketing and business development. He also has extensive experience in public television broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay area.
“The greater northern Arizona community is obviously very proud of Theatrikos’ amazing long track record of producing excellent theatre and enriching arts throughout the region,” Verrill said. “I’m very much looking forward to working together with the theatre’s talented artists and building on that success.”
Al White, president of the Theatrikos board of directors said is eager to have such expertise to guide the theater’s growth. “Chris’s demonstrated leadership in all areas theatrical gives me a great sense of confidence and excitement for the future of Theatrikos.”
Interim executive director Stan Sutherland echoed the anticipation. “Chris has a deep understanding of all aspects of running a theater, and he has the personality needed to build relationships with our donors, patrons and business partners,” he said. “He has some great ideas for taking our community impact to a higher level, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with him.”