Guthrie Theater hires new director of Dowling Studio

The Guthrie Theater has named Lauren Ignaut to the position of Director of Studio Programming, which involves serving as a liaison with visiting theater companies as well as identifying Dowling Studio programming.


The position has been vacant since the beginning of the year, when Ben McGovern resigned. He programmed the Guthrie's black box studio for five years, in addition to directing several Guthrie productions.

This is an internal promotion for Ignaut, who has served until now as the Guthrie's Presentations Administrator.

Ignaut is a Minneapolis native who has been with the Guthrie Theater since 2006. She has worked in a freelance capacity with several Twin Cities theaters. She is also a founding member of The Strange Capers, a local company dedicated to emerging artists and theater accessibility for all audiences.

Photo credit: Hannah Grundhoefer

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