Children’s Theatre Company hires new education director

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) today announced the addition of Debra Baron to its education department. Baron fills the role of director of CTC’s Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program, which serves more than 1,500 youth annually.

Baron most recently served as the director of education for Westport Country Playhouse, in Westport, Conn. Her experience includes the development of arts education curricula, student instruction, staff development as well as an extensive list of directing credits.

“Debra is a great addition to CTC,” said Gabriella Calicchio, managing director for CTC. “Her experience couples creativity and artistic vision with the prerequisite management skills needed to energize and expand our TAT program.”

Prior to Westport Country Playhouse and CTC, Baron served as the director of education for BlackRock Center for the Arts, in Germantown, Md., and the BoarsHead Theater in Lansing, Mich. She also served as the artistic and managing director for Manatee Players located in Bradenton, Fla.

Baron has more than 120 directing credits, including “Peter Pan,” “Into the Woods,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Crucible.” She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Baron received her jurist doctorate at Howard University in Washington DC.

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