Executive Leadership

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Executive Leadership

Sean Daniels is honored to be The Kasser Family Artistic Director at ATC, where he first fell in love with theatre.

An internationally known theater director, writer, and Artistic Director, Daniels is known for new work and innovative community-engaged leadership. He’s been a New York Times Critic’s Pick as a director and a writer.

Daniels has directed at ATC (Women in Jeopardy!, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend), at Manhattan Theatre Club (The Lion, Drama Desk Award & Theatre World Award, nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle), 59e59 (NYC, I and You, nominated for Outer Critics Circle), the Lynn Redgrave (NYC), The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), the St. James (West End, London – The Lion, winner of Best New Musical), and at many wonderful regionals (Old Globe, ACT, Geffen, Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Long Wharf, Alliance, and the Neo-Futurists in Chicago!).

In addition, Daniels has been an Artistic Director at Merrimack Repertory and Dad’s Garage (which he co-founded), and an Associate Artistic Director at California Shakespeare Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Daniels has been named “one of the top fifteen up & coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come” & “One Of 7 People Reshaping And Revitalizing The American Musical” by American Theatre magazine.

As a playwright, his work has been produced in multiple theaters throughout the country including a commercial Off-Broadway run of his sober dark comedy The White Chip, which was produced by Tony Award winner Tom Kirdahy. It is currently being adapted for a book and for TV.

Geri Wright returned to ATC in January 2020 as ATC Managing Director. Her love of theatre started at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on a school field trip and has grown into a passion for the arts today. Having served in leadership roles at the Heard Museum, American Red Cross, Arizona Theatre Company and most recently as CEO of Act One, Wright has been a passionate advocate for the importance that the arts play in creating healthy and prosperous communities.

With more than 25 years in nonprofit management and fundraising experience, she is thrilled to be able to put those skills to use in serving our state theatre. In 2019, Wright was recognized as one of the Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal and has been honored with an assortment of acknowledgments for her work in the charitable community.

Wright and her family, along with two horses and an Australian cattle dog, reside at the base of the McDowell Mountains.