Emily Zeck returns to Theatre Aspen as managing director

Emily Zeck returns to Theatre Aspen as Managing Director.
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Emily Zeck has joined Theatre Aspen as managing director – returning to her former role after stints at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, New York Stage and Film, and Philadelphia Theatre Company.

“We are excited to have Emily rejoin our team. Her leadership and project management skills have always been an asset to our organization, and we are confident that her return will help take us to even higher achievements,” said Jed Bernstein, producing director of Theatre Aspen in a press release.

Zeck previously served as managing director at Theatre Aspen from 2009-13. During her tenure, she worked to bring financial stability to the organization, completed a capital campaign and construction project for the Hurst Theatre and permanent lobby, and increased ticket sales by 30%.

In the last ten years, she has gained additional experience in theatre administration, including launching an additional capital campaign and venue construction project, turning negative cash flow consistently positive, growing subscriber bases against national trends, commissioning new musicals, and teaching theatre management courses at University of the Arts.

She expressed her enthusiasm about returning to Theatre Aspen.

“Over nine years ago, as soon as I followed a professional opportunity out of Colorado, I knew I wanted to come back as soon as my career would allow,” she said. “To return now with a deeper appreciation of all that Aspen has to offer, to see how much Theatre Aspen is growing and thriving – and this time to be able to share it with my family – is profoundly satisfying. I’m ecstatic to be back and so very grateful for the opportunity and warm welcome that Jed, the board, and the staff have given me.”

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