Originally Published in Boston Globe on 3/21/2019
Written By: Don Aucoin
Michael J. Bobbitt, who has built a track record of expanding audiences and developing new work as the leader of an award-winning children’s theater near Washington, D.C., has been appointed the new artistic director at Watertown’s New Repertory Theatre, it was announced Thursday.
Bobbitt, 46, whose tenure will begin Aug. 1, will be the fifth artistic director in the New Rep’s 35-year history and the first African-American to hold the position. He will succeed Jim Petosa, who has infused the theater’s programming with a sense of topical and political urgency in the past seven years. Petosa announced last fall that…
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