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- Steve MacQueen
"My real dream leaving the Flynn was to find a nonprofit arts job that was somewhat of a left turn from doing standard proscenium-theater theaters, with a mission based in helping the community," MacQueen said.
"We love his reputation as an arts and community leader," Levy noted.
Putting his trust in the universe, MacQueen said he left the Flynn without having new employment lined up.
"It's kismet," he said of nabbing the new job.
MacQueen's new position is also new for the company. Levy said that the board began discussing the need for "a new form of leadership at the top of the organization" during a retreat in March 2020, just before the pandemic shut down performing arts sectors. She said that the company began a nationwide search in the fall of 2021.
According to Levy, MacQueen's new role incorporates strategic and artistic oversight for the entire organization, and "to make sure that our culture continues to be centered on excellence [and] innovation as well as diversity, equity and inclusion."