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Novice to head Geffen Playhouse

Tenure to begin on June 1

Ken Novice has been named managing director at the Geffen Playhouse.

His tenure will begin June 1; Novice occupies the same post at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Susan Barton has been the Geffen’s interim managing director since June.

“Ken’s vast experience as a leader in the L.A. theater community will be invaluable,” said Geffen producing director Gil Cates.

Prior to his Pasadena Playhouse position, Novice was director of marketing and public relations for San Diego’s Old Globe Theater. He also serves as head of the theater management MFA/MBA program at Cal State Long Beach.

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