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Pictured: Elise Marie Davis. Photo Ian McLaren.
Broken Nose Theatre has announced several leadership changes. Associate Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis has been named the company’s new artistic director, succeeding Founding Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson. Company Manager Rose Hamill has been named to the newly created position of Managing Director. Brownson, who has led the company since its formation in 2012, is taking a sabbatical and will return as the company’s executive director next year.
“Elise and Rose are amazingly talented theatremakers, administrators, leaders, collaborators and human beings,” said Brownson “They have been pivotal to the company’s success and growth in recent years, and I am thrilled for them to take on these roles and leadership of the company as we enter an exciting new chapter for Broken Nose.”
Davis added, “Broken Nose Theatre was my very first artistic home in Chicago, and I am honored to take on the mantle as its newest Artistic Director. I’m consistently reminded of how proud I am to be part of a company that strives for economic accessibility through our Pay-What-You-Can ticketing model, which opens the door wide to all potential patrons, regardless of socio-economic status. I’m also humbled to be joining the elite group of female-identifying artistic directors in our incredible city, many of whom I’ve looked up to for a great many years. I’m so excited to take this company into the next phase of its artistic growth.”