Bari Newport, currently Producing Director at Penobscot Theatre in Maine, has been named the new Producing Artistic Director of GableStage. As long-time strategic counsel to GableStage and with its deep roots in the South Florida community, AMS recently lead the search for new artistic leadership for the theater in the wake of its visionary leader Joe Adler’s passing. As the cutting edge of theatre in South Florida for the past 20 years, GableStage is renowned for presenting the most vital works of contemporary playwrights. Poised to be the theater in residence at a newly developed venue on the site of Coconut Grove Playhouse, the opportunity to grow the organization in readiness received national attention. Bari was previously artistic associate at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, artistic associate/literary manager at the Pasadena Playhouse, associate producer at Horizon Theatre and associate director of Florida Repertory Theatre. We look forward to success for this new creative force in Miami.