ANNOUNCING NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR: NORA DEVEAU-ROSEN
Two River Theater celebrates the announcement of Nora DeVeau-Rosen as new Managing Director.
Nora DeVeau-Rosen joined the Two River Theater leadership team in February 2023, bringing her vast background and experience in not only theater and entertainment but work culture and staff development, budgeting and finance, and re-imaging fundraising and messaging.
DeVeau-Rosen began her tenure February 6, 2023 and, in partnership with Artistic Director Justin Waldman, assumed responsibility for Two River Theater’s 2022/2023 season put together in the transition by outgoing Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.
I am beyond excited to join Two River Theater as its new Managing Director. TRT’s work over the past decades is truly inspiring, and they have had a long-lasting artistic impact on the greater theatrical landscape. I am honored to have the privilege of continuing to build upon the organization’s impressive history, and I look forward to strengthening relationships with our neighbors and bringing new community partners into the fold.
FROM OUR LEADERS
“It is a thrilling opportunity to partner with a tremendous leader like Nora. She has it all; acumen, smarts, and industry know-how. But what really sets her apart is her incredible heart. She leads with empathy, listening, and an ingrained desire to do right and bring us all together. Two River, and the Red Bank community, is fortunate to gain a fierce advocate for the collaborative, inclusive power of theatre.”
—JUSTIN WALDMAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“We are delighted to welcome Nora aboard. Like Justin Waldman, our new Artistic Director, Nora has a genuine passion for both strengthening our ties with our immediate community and expanding our brand beyond our Red Bank borders. I am very excited to see where this partnership takes Two River Theater, and so grateful to TRT’s staff, Board and search committee, helmed by Board treasurer Anne Marie Schultz, for their commitment to the search process. All of us at Two River are looking forward to the exciting future we believe is coming with our new team. The future is limitless!”
—EDWARD J. MCKENNA JR., BOARD PRESIDENT
Nora DeVeau-Rosen (she/her/hers), originally from Brooklyn, NY, is a theatrical administrator and producer (theater and digital), with a deep passion for supporting new voices and new stories. Most recently, DeVeau-Rosen served as a key member of the development team at Pasadena Playhouse, where she garnered the largest general operating gift in the company’s 105-year history. Prior to her fundraising work, she was appointed by Cirque du Soleil to serve as the General Manager of The Works Entertainment, producer of the world’s largest magic shows. In just six months, DeVeau-Rosen oversaw multiple concurrently running productions across the globe, while simultaneously integrating both corporations.
From 2016-2019, DeVeau-Rosen was the General Manager of East West Players, the country’s longest running theater of color and the largest producer of Asian American Pacific Islander work. Under her leadership, the organization successfully navigated a monumental artistic leadership change, doubled the size of its operating budget, expanded the Board of Directors, and co-produced the Broadway production of Allegiance starring George Takei. Before moving to California, she served as the Managing Director of the highly celebrated Clubbed Thumb company that produces “funny, strange and provocative new works by living American playwrights.” There she orchestrated substantial revenue growth, championed emerging playwrights and brokered programs with community partners that ensured sustainable and long-term growth for the company. She has also worked as a consultant and in various capacities at Imaginer, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Heidi Duckler Dance, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Bushwick Starr, among others. DeVeau-Rosen has served as a grants panelist for California Arts Council, Center Theatre Group, and ART/New York.
ABOUT THE MANAGING DIRECTOR SEARCH
To conduct the search for a new Managing Director, Two River Theater engaged Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA). From a field of many applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the committee narrowed down the search to four extremely qualified candidates. Each candidate participated in zoom interviews and full-day in-person meetings, during which the Two River staff was encouraged to meet and ask questions with the potential candidates. Two River Theater is proud to have come to a final decision on hiring a new Managing Director as of February, 2023. After a thorough selection process led by our search committee, our Board of Directors and the independent search firm Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA), Two River Theater is thrilled to announce Nora DeVeau-Rosen as our new Managing Director.