Actors Guild of Lexington has hired Kimberly Shaw as its managing director.
Shaw will manage the business side of operations at Actors Guild, allowing artistic director Richard St. Peter to concentrate on AGL's theatrical endeavors.
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Shaw is a Lafayette High School graduate who has a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University. She comes to Lexington from Princeton University, where she was assistant director of operations at Richardson Auditorium. Shaw is a former research assistant with Actors Equity, the stage actors union, and her credits include Broadway, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the New York International Fringe Festival.
"After conducting a six-month national search and interviewing several well-qualified candidates, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to Kimberly Shaw," AGL Board President Jim Dickinson said in a news release. "We are delighted she has accepted. We believe that she will be able to substantively impact the business side of our organization and will assist in allowing our artistic ambitions to continue to grow."
Shaw is the daughter of Lexington actor and director Sidney Shaw, who is directing AGL's current production, Tazewell Thompson's Constant Star.
Actors Guild will have a public reception for Kimberly Shaw at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the stage of the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main Street.