News

November 2, 2021

City Theatre is proud to announce that Gladys Ramirez has joined the company as General Manager. Gladys will work closely with the Interim Executive Director and Artistic Director in managing, steering, and shaping the company in a time of exciting growth as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season and 26 years of existence.

 

Her relationship with City Theatre began when she appeared as an actor for five seasons of  Shorts Gone Wild before transitioning to a director role for  Shorts Gone Wild,  Summer Shorts,  Winter Shorts,  She Shorts, and  Short Cuts. Her professional experience extends beyond the stage as an arts administrator.

 

Recently, as Director of Audience Engagement at the Norton Museum of Art, Gladys produced the Norton’s signature series  Art After Dark, welcoming over 20,000 guests annually, and managed the Norton’s YouTube presence, garnering over 50,000 unique views annually. A strong proponent of equity and access in the arts, she founded the Norton’s Staff Diversity Committee. Previously, she developed community engagement partnerships and education events at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. She graduated with her B.F.A. in Theater from Miami’s New World School of the Arts.

 

Gladys’ experience in the arts, both on and offstage, make her a great match for City Theatre. "City Theatre is so fortunate to have Gladys as our General Manager", says Susan J Westfall, Interim Executive Director. "Her long time association with City Theatre gives her a breadth of knowledge and experience to jump right in with us.  Which she is doing!  Gladys will have a hand in guiding the direction of our company now, and in the coming years."

 

Margaret M Ledford, Artistic Director comments, "I am pleased as punch for the company as well as for myself! Having worked with Gladys as an actor, director, colleague and collaborator, I have first hand knowledge of her extraordinary and versatile skillset. And I am thrilled for the future of City Theatre. I am also excited to be working and collaborating with her on a daily basis."

 

Welcome Gladys Ramirez,

General Manager of City Theatre!!