Announcement – Jodi Glass
State Theatre Company of South Australia CEO, Jodi Glass, has announced she is leaving the Company after a three-year stint in the role.
Ms Glass has overseen the 2017, 2018 and 2019 theatre seasons of the Company, highlights of which have included a successful season of the Windmill co-production of Rumpelstiltskin at Southbank in London and world premieres of new South Australian plays, notably The Gods of Strangers by Elena Carapetis, as well as national touring and co‑productions with interstate and local theatre companies.
She has also led the relocation of the Company’s production facilities from the Adelaide Festival Centre to Thebarton, established the Company’s first ever apprenticeship program, increased investment in the Company’s regional touring, education and access programs, maintained the Company’s long-held commitment to supporting local and First Nations artists and directed a program of innovation through digital transformation.
Ms Glass said, “I’m grateful to the team at State Theatre Company for their dedication and hard work and to the board, donors, sponsors and foundation members for their support. I especially thank the artists and audiences who make the magic of theatre happen, performance after performance.”
Chairman of State Theatre Company, Mr Joe Thorp, said, “We are thankful to Jodi for her tireless work as CEO over the last three years. Her impact has gone well beyond her day-to-day work – she has also been a generous donor throughout her time with the Company. She leaves with the Company’s gratitude and best wishes.”
Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Jim McDowell, said, “Jodi Glass continues to win the admiration of the arts sector, the business community and Government through her leadership. I thank her for her service to State Theatre Company and wish her well on her next adventure.”
State Theatre Company will now recruit a new executive director to partner with the Company’s recently appointed Artistic Director, Mitchell Butel, as it presents Mr Butel’s first program of shows for the Company in 2020.
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