Markus Potter Directs Church & State Off-Broadway

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02-Mar-17
Director Markus Potter ’03 will join Theatre Aspen as their new Associate Artistic Director. Potter will work in this role to support the Apprentice Program and Theatre Aspen School, two educational programs of the award-winning Colorado theater. He will also work closely with the former Executive Artistic Director Paige Price to fulfill the theatre’s artistic mission over the summer, as Theatre Aspen searches for Price’s successor.
 
Theatre Aspen seeks “to rekindle a sense of discovery in audiences who live in and visit the Roaring Fork Valley by producing big theatre in a small space with intimate, exciting storytelling,” according to the theater’s website, and “to educate the next generation of theatre artists and enthusiasts and to support the creation of new work for the American theatre canon.”
 
This summer, Theatre Aspen will present Hairspray! and Laura Easton’s Sex with Strangers running in repertory, as well as the family-friendly The World According To Snoopy.
 
This spring, Potter will also direct the New York premiere of Church & State, Jason Odell Williams’ new political comedy. The show will begin performances at New World Stages on March 3, following performances JCC CenterStage in Rochester and The Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
 
Potter’s directing credits include Stalking the Bogeyman off-Broadway at New World Stages, Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan at The Portland Stage Company, and Why You Beasting by David Don Miller at the North Carolina Stage Company, Luna Stage, and the Weston Playhouse. He is the producing artistic director of NewYorkRep.
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