T2 Welcomes Elizabeth France
TheatreSquared Welcomes New Development Officer
Elizabeth France, an Arkansas native, returns to NWA to join T2
TheatreSquared Managing Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford today announced the hiring of a new full-time Development Officer, supported by a three-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation.
Elizabeth France, a native Arkansan, returns to Fayetteville after five years in Washington, DC, where she attended graduate school and where her professional acting credits include the Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Most recently, she worked in outreach and communications for a large, DC-based nonprofit organization. She holds a BA in Drama and European Studies from the University of Arkansas and an MFA in Acting from the Catholic University of America.
"I am thrilled to return home to join TheatreSquared," said France. "Before leaving Fayetteville in 2006, I worked on the crew of T2's inaugural production, Bad Dates, and since then, I've admired the company's work from afar. With the theatre's exponential growth over these past years and the recent national recognition from the American Theatre Wing, it's an exciting time to be joining TheatreSquared—and to be back in Northwest Arkansas."
"With the Walton Family Foundation's support, we conducted an extensive search for this new position—and considered more than fifty candidates," said T2 Managing Director Martin Miller. "We're excited to welcome Elizabeth not only because she's passionate about T2's mission, but because she has the skills and commitment needed to help us build community relationships, match great programs with the resources to fund them, and sustain the theatre for the long term."
TheatreSquared is Northwest Arkansas’s regional theatre, producing professional work that is challenging and heartfelt, intimate and entertaining. More than 10,000 patrons attend the theatre’s 95 annual performances in the 180-seat Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In addition to its theatrical season, the theatre’s educational outreach programs serve 5,000 students and teachers throughout the region. For tickets and more information, visit theatre2.org.