National Endowment for the Arts Announces Ralph Remington as the New Director of Theater and Musical Theater

(2-25-10) The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced on Tuesday that Ralph Remington will join the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater as of March 15, 2010.

Most recently, Mr. Remington was a city council member of the City of Minneapolis, representing Ward 10 from 2006 through 2009. Prior to that public service, Mr. Remington worked as artistic associate with Arena Stage in Washington, DC; producing artistic director and founder of the Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis; and as an actor with the Guthrie Theater and Illusion Theatre, both of Minneapolis.

At the NEA, he will manage the NEA's grantmaking for theater and musical theater, as well as develop partnerships to advance the theater field as a whole, and lead large-scale theater projects such as the NEA's New Play Development Program.