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American Repertory Theater Announces Two New Executive Appointments


Diane Borger, Diane Paulus, Tiffani Gavin. Photo by Lauren Antler

Diane Borger, Diane Paulus, Tiffani Gavin. Photo by Lauren Antler

Two promient theater producers, one from London’s famed Royal Court Theatre and one from Broadway and Broadway Across America have been named to new leadership posts at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) by Artistic Director/CEO Diane Paulus. Last fall, Paulus created two new senior level positions; named to the new posts are Diane Borger as Producer and Tiffani Gavin as Director of Finance and Administration.

Diane Borger joined the A.R.T. last fall as the Executive Producer for Sleep No More, and will now be taking on the full-time position of Producer for the A.R.T. Diane spent over a decade as General Manager at the Royal Court Theatre in London, where she produced over one hundred and fifty productions, including The Seagull, Rock’n’Roll, and The Weir, which she also transferred to Broadway in New York. Previously Diane spent thirteen years as Deputy Head of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Studio, where she oversaw the readings and workshops and classes for some of the most prominent playwrights, actors and directors in the United Kingdom. Diane Borger has a Master of Arts in Theater from Ohio State University. Now, thirty years after to moving to London to begin a career in British theater, she returns to the US to take on the mantle of Producer.

Tiffani Gavin most recently served as the Senior Director of Professional Licensing at Theatrical Rights Worldwide, where she engaged in strategic planning to grow the business, branding the company in a competitive marketplace and marketing the artists’ work represented by the company. Prior to that work, Tiffani was the Executive Producer for Clear Channel Entertainment where she focused on business development, and executed the day-to-day responsibilities of administering Clear Channel’s Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. She was the architect of the ‘Urban Broadway Series’ project that focused on reaching out to and introducing more diverse audiences to the theatre. After graduating from Brown University, she began her theater career at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. Later, she was Company Manager for Blue Man Group and spent two seasons as Engagement Manager for the multiple national tours of Phantom of the Opera.
Diane Borger and Tiffani Gavin are joining the A.R.T. at a key juncture as the theater rides on the success of Diane Paulus’s inaugural season as Artistic Director, gears up for Johnny Baseball, the world premiere of the new musical about the Red Sox, and plans for next season.

Diane Paulus reflected: “After an extensive national search, and the review of literally hundreds of highly qualified candidates, I am honored to be moving forward with an executive team of this caliber and experience. I have every confidence that Diane and Tiffani are the right people to lead the theater in this transformational moment. As we work towards expanding the boundaries of theater, and revolutionizing the theater experience, I am so thrilled to have Diane and Tiffani as part of the leadership of the A.R.T.”

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the American Repertory Theater (website | profile | tag archive).

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