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Final bow for Channick, Cameron

When Theater Communications Group has its annual conference next week in Atlanta, it will be saying farewell to two ankling leaders.

Joan Channick, managing director of the national service org for not-for-profit professional theaters, is exiting for a three-year contract as managing director of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater, working with artistic director Gordon Edelstein.

In April, Ben Cameron, exec director of TCG, announced he would leave the organization after eight years at the end of June to become program director for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Cameron’s successor is expected to be named by fall. Channick will lead the org until she heads to New Haven Sept. 1.

The Channick appointment isn’t the only exec news in Connecticut legit this week. Michael Stotts, who ankled Long Wharf last fall citing “philosophical conflicts with the board about how a theater should be run,” will be the new managing director at Hartford Stage, working with a.d. Michael Wilson. Stotts succeeds Jim Ireland, who resigned in December after three years.

Both theaters are planning multimillion-dollar building projects in the coming years. Long Wharf is expected to relocate its theater as part of a larger development project in downtown New Haven, spurred by a promise of $30 million in state aid. Hartford Stage is on the verge of announcing its plans to expand and renovate its theater.

Channick, 50, who has been a deputy director at TCG since 1998, is also director of the U.S. Center of the Intl. Theater Institute. She teaches a course on law and the arts at the Yale School of Drama. She had worked as associate managing director of Center Stage in Baltimore and as marketing director at the Yale Repertory Theater.

Stotts, 45, was managing director for the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey in Madison, N.J., and the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J.

Since leaving Long Wharf, Stotts was a consultant for the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., as well as Hartford Stage. He inked a five-year pact with the latter.

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