Westport Country Playhouse Names Mark Shanahan Incoming Artistic Director

8/2/2023 5:39pm


Westport Country Playhouse’s board of trustees have announced that director, playwright, and actor Mark Shanahan has been named as incoming artistic director for the 2024-25 season. He will officially assume the artistic director position in March 2024. Currently, Shanahan is curator of the Playhouse’s Script in Hand playreading series. Shanahan will succeed artistic director Mark Lamos, who announced in May his planned retirement in January 2024 after 15 seasons. With his appointment, Shanahan brings a vision for the Playhouse’s new trajectory, building on the historic theater’s vital connection to the community as well as promoting quality entertainment, growth, and sustainability going forward. For more information, please visit www.westportplayhouse.org. Press contact: Patricia Blaufuss/Westport Country Playhouse (203/571-1287)...