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Judith Light Joins the Board of Directors of MCC

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MCC THEATER

WELCOMES ONE OF THEIR OWN
TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WITH THE ADDITION OF

TWO-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER

JUDITH LIGHT

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities) has been elected to the MCC Board of Directors effective immediately.  Ms. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a universally-acclaimed performance in Margaret Edson’s Wit, and most recently in March 2013 was the honoree at MCC’s annual Miscast gala celebrating her illustrious screen and stage career; her appearances in MCC productions, which in addition to Wit includes 2005’s Colder Than Here; and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, most especially Arts in Education.

In a statement, Judith Light said: “I am thrilled to join MCC Theater’s Board of Directors.  Since appearing in their productions of Wit and Colder than Here, MCC for me is really my home. Theirs is a culture of excitement and passion and great creativity that’s infectious. You want to be a part of it. Joining the board at this time of unprecedented growth for the organization gives me the opportunity to more deeply involve myself in MCC’s work, especially its extraordinary commitment to students, as evidenced by its thriving Youth Company and education programs.  When you start bringing young people early into the arts, as MCC does so spectacularly, you change the dynamic of their lives and of future generations. MCC’s work—both onstage and off—is very near to my heart, and it’s my honor to contribute to such a legacy of excellence.”

In a statement, Bernard Telsey, MCC Theater’s Co-Artistic Director said: “We are delighted to welcome our good friend and longtime collaborator, Judith Light, to our Board of Directors.  Judith has been a great supporter of MCCs work for many years now – it’s only fitting that she formally take a seat on our board. Her unwavering dedication to our mission is matched only by her exquisite reputation as an actress, advocate, and lover of the arts.”

MCC Theater’s extraordinary 2013-14 Season includes: the Broadway premiere of the Mary-Louise Parker-starrer The Snow Geese by MCC alum Sharr White, which is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) set for October 1 through December 15, 2013 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; the Off-Broadway premiere of John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair, directed by Jo Bonney (MCC’s The Break of Noon, Fat Pig) and starring Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”), James Badge Dale (World War Z), James Ransone (“The Wire”) as well as Pollono, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on October 30, 2013 with an official opening on November 20, 2013; the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert AskinsHand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Steven Boyer (Modern Terrorism, The Wolf of Wall Street), at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on February 20, 2014 with an official opening on March 11, 2014; and the North American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike, directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation), starring Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre beginning May 21, 2014 with an official opening on June 9, 2014.

MCC Theater offers 3-Play (all 3 Off-Broadway productions at the Lortel) or 4-Play (all Lortel productions plus Broadway’s The Snow Geese) Subscriptions, as well as Discounted First-Look Subscription (access to one of the first 10 performances of each production), and Flex Tickets.  Visit www.mcctheater.org or call 212-352-3101.   

MCC Theater - founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company - is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would.  Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPoneBernard TelseyWill Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable more than 1,100 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces, including the MCC Theater Youth Company. MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2016.  Notable productions include The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon's Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and eight plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and last season’s hit Reasons to Be Happy.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon