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Michael Kahn steps down as Head of Drama Division

hayhaydenhayhayden Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
Interesting bit of news...although a few weeks old...

Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard Drama had led Division Since 1992;
Member of Juilliard Faculty Since 1968 Will Continue as Teacher of Acting

The Juilliard School announced today that Michael Kahn, Richard Rodgers Director of the School’s Drama Division, will step down from that post effective at the end of this academic year. Mr. Kahn has led Juilliard’s prestigious Drama Division since 1992, and has been a faculty member since the division’s first season in 1968. He will continue to teach his ‘legendary’ third- year acting class at Juilliard while maintaining his full time position as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. There he will oversee the on-going construction and completion of the company’s new state-of-the-art 800-seat theater.

Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi will chair a search for Mr. Kahn’s successor. He commented, “Michael Kahn’s extraordinary leadership of our Drama Division has allowed our young actors to acquire the requisite ‘tools’ they will need as they work in the profession in the
time ahead. With intelligence, taste, creativity and a deep understanding of the world of the theater, Michael’s legacy will have a positive impact on the profession for many generations. My colleagues and I are very pleased that Michael will remain as an active member of the Juilliard community through his continuing teaching responsibilities at the School..." "

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