Joshua Borenstein, interim managing director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, can keep his desk just where it is.
After a national search, Borenstein, 36, was named the theater's latest managing director by the board on Tuesday. The national search was conducted by the arts consulting firm Albert Hall & Associates.
Borensetin, who has held the interim job for the past six months, previously worked at the theater from 2003 to 2007 in a variety of positions, most recently as associate managing director. For the last two years he was project manager with the arts research firm, AMS in Fairfield.
Borenstein is the fifth managing director at the theater in 10 years, following stints by Michael Ross, Michael Stotts, Joan Channick and Ray Cullom, who left for another position in March. Borenstein had also served as interim managing director in 2006.
Prior to his positions at Long Wharf, Borenstein worked at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company through Theatre Communications Group's "New Generations: Mentoring the Leaders of Tomorrow" program.
He also served at various roles at New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre and Providence's Trinity Repertory Company. He also lectured at Yale and at Boston University. Borenstein earned a Masters of Fine Arts in theater management from the Yale School of Drama and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in classical civilization from Middletown's Wesleyan University.
He is married to Katherine Hsu Hagmann, an attorney with Bershstein Volfe & McKeon. They live in North Haven.
Long Wharf Theatrer is eying a new capital campaign which will help renovate the facility it has leased for the past 48 years.
Borenstein will oversee a $5 million budget and a staff of 64 full time people. Under artistic director Gordon Edelstein, the theater produces seven subscriptions shows a year in its two stages as well as offer special presentations.
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