Arthur Storch has been named artistic director of the Berkshire Theater Festival, as of Jan. 1. He replaces Julianne Boyd, who resigned in October after two years heading the summer fest.

From 1974 to 1992 Storch was the founding producing a.d. of Syracuse Stage. During the same period he was also chairman of Syracuse University’s drama department. A longtime member of the New York-based Actors Studio, Storch has also directed productions on Broadway, on tour, and elsewhere, including Jack Lemmon in “Tribute,” Al Pacino in “The Local Stigmatic,” and Alan Alda in “The Owl and the Pussycat.”

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