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With attendance, revenue up, Center Stage extends Kwei-Armah's contract
With attendance, revenue up, Center Stage extends Kwei-Armah's contract

Five months before Kwame Kwei-Armah's initial three-year contract as artistic director of Center Stage was to expire, the board of directors has extended this tenure through June 2018. The company's managing director, Stephen Richard, who started in 2012, has received a similar contract extension. "We hired Kwame with the hope that it would be for a longer-term relationship than three years," said Jay Smith, president of the board of trustees. "And when we hired Stephen, we thought that gave us a great team. The vote to extend their contracts was decisive. There was no dissent whatsoever. We wanted to show them a vote of confidence. " Among the reasons for...

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