Director will head up legit, musical theater

Ralph Remington is the new director of theater and musical theater for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Before his recent three-year stint as a City Council member in Minneapolis, he was a legiter whose resume includes a stint as artistic associate at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage. He was a.d. and founder of the Pillsbury House Theater in Minneapolis and also has been an actor.

At the NEA he will manage the federal agency’s grants for legit work, develop new partnerships for the advancement for theater and head major NEA stage projects including the New Play Development Program.

He’ll work with NEA chair Rocco Landesman, who joined the endowment last year after several years as a stage producer and theater owner in Gotham.

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