MRT Appoints New Director of Marketing and Communications

David Henderson, a veteran community engagement, marketing, and communications specialist for the non-profit field began his new role June 18.




David Henderson

 

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is pleased to announce that David Henderson, a veteran community engagement, marketing, and communications specialist for the non-profit field, has been appointed as the new director of marketing and communications. In this role, which began on June 18, 2018, Henderson oversees marketing, communications, and public relations for the theatre. He joins MRT’s senior leadership team and will work closely with executive director Bonnie J. Butkas, who started in the fall, and artistic director Sean Daniels, beginning his fourth season at MRT.

“We are so excited to welcome David, as he brings a wealth of experience to this important leadership position,” says Butkas. “He’ll be a vital part of bringing in new audiences and strengthening connections with our existing patrons and partners across the region, as we begin our 40th Anniversary Season.”

David Henderson served as director of marketing at Hartford Stage for the past five years. While there, he promoted Connecticut’s largest theatre arts education program serving 21,000 students along with the critically acclaimed launches of Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and the current Broadway smash Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previous work includes posts with Center Stage Baltimore; the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan; Common Cents/Penny Harvest, a youth education program in 800 New York City schools; and Second Stage Theatre, one of Off-Broadway’s premier companies. While at Second Stage, Broadway credits included the Tony Award-winners Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Jay Reiss, as well as the Broadway revival of Craig Lucas’ Reckless with Mary-Louise Parker. Off-Broadway credits included the New York premieres of August Wilson’s Jitney, Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Regina Taylor’s Crowns, and Athol Fugard’s Sorrows and Rejoicings.

 

MRT Appoints New Director of Marketing and Communications

 

David Henderson, a veteran community engagement, marketing, and communications specialist for the non-profit field began his new role June 18.

 

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is pleased to announce that David Henderson, a veteran community engagement, marketing, and communications specialist for the non-profit field, has been appointed as the new director of marketing and communications. In this role, which began on June 18, 2018, Henderson oversees marketing, communications, and public relations for the theatre. He joins MRT’s senior leadership team and will work closely with executive director Bonnie J. Butkas, who started in the fall, and artistic director Sean Daniels, beginning his fourth season at MRT.

 

“We are so excited to welcome David, as he brings a wealth of experience to this important leadership position,” says Butkas. “He’ll be a vital part of bringing in new audiences and strengthening connections with our existing patrons and partners across the region, as we begin our 40th Anniversary Season.”

 

David Henderson served as director of marketing at Hartford Stage for the past five years. While there, he promoted Connecticut’s largest theatre arts education program serving 21,000 students along with the critically acclaimed launches of Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and the current Broadway smash Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previous work includes posts with Center Stage Baltimore; the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan; Common Cents/Penny Harvest, a youth education program in 800 New York City schools; and Second Stage Theatre, one of Off-Broadway’s premier companies. While at Second Stage, Broadway credits included the Tony Award-winners Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Jay Reiss, as well as the Broadway revival of Craig Lucas’ Reckless with Mary-Louise Parker. Off-Broadway credits included the New York premieres of August Wilson’s Jitney, Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Regina Taylor’s Crowns, and Athol Fugard’s Sorrows and Rejoicings

Read about MRT’s upcoming 2018-19 Season: mrt.org/1819Season 

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