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6TH STREET PLAYHOUSE WELCOMES ANNE CLARK AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

SANTA ROSA, CA, September 21, 2020—6th Street Playhouse announced today that Anne Clark has accepted the position of Managing Director. She takes on the key role after working in Theatre for nearly two decades.

"The Playhouse is very lucky to be able to add Anne Clark as Managing Director of our organization. With her vast theatre experience, tremendous skill set, broad vision, and relentless drive for success, I feel confident, even in these challenging times, that The Playhouse has a very bright future." ---Jared Sakren, Artistic Director

“I am thrilled to be joining the 6th Street Playhouse family as the new Managing Director. It is a joy to be a part of such a fantastic organization that is truly committed to excellence while serving the community with top notch programming, performances and the opportunity to come together for now, remotely. Now is a time for creatively connecting and I can’t wait to connect with the community in Santa Rosa and the rest of the 6th Street Playhouse patrons in Sonoma County. The future is indeed bright and we are keeping the light on for you!” ---Anne Clark, Managing Director 

For the past 17 years, Ms. Clark has brought her experience in film, Broadway, national tours and regional theater in the Bay Area to her work both as a performer onstage and her work on staff for nonprofit theaters. Her credits include stints on Broadway as Penny in High Fidelity, Lou Anne in Hairspray, and touring as Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Snow White at Disneyland. Ms. Clark comes to the Playhouse after a wildly successful run as the Director of Education at the Bay Area Children's Theatre. With her own business, Rockabye Dance, Ms. Clark created movement programming for young children, managing all aspects of curriculum creation and implementation. 

She began her role with 6th Street Playhouse on September 21, 2020.
About 6th Street Playhouse

6th Street Playhouse is a performing arts organization that has been producing superlative live theatre and education programs through its School of Drama since 2006. The Playhouse is the central hub of the Sonoma County arts scene. It is known throughout the region for its high level of artistry, professionalism, and educational opportunities, and its innovative approach to works both new and old. 
 
The Playhouse has two venues: the 184-seat proscenium GK Hardt Theatre and the 99-seat intimate Monroe Stage. 

In 2018, the Playhouse’s production of Equus received a five-star rating from the North Bay Bohemian and was named a “Go See!” production by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. In its 2017-18 Season, Equus, Noises Off and Illyria were named Theatre Bay Area recommended productions. 

6th Street Playhouse has been named “Best Theatre Troupe” by the North Bay Bohemian readership for the last eight consecutive years, and “Best Local Theatre Company” by the Press Democrat “Best of Sonoma County” Awards for five out of the last six years. 

6th Street Playhouse has received over fifty nominations for excellence in all areas of production from the leading Theatre Arts adjudication organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC), Theatre Bay Area (TBA), and Sonoma One Theatre Awards (SOTA).

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