Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Arts Reporting: Resignation of Executive Director San Pedro Playhouse, San Antoniotor Resigns

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San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio

San Pedro Executive Director Announces Departure

After more than eleven years as San Pedro Playhouse’s executive director, Di Ann Sneed has announced that she is stepping down to pursue other interests. She will continue as a consultant at least until the end of the year. Board President Norbert Gonzales will assume the position of interim director.

Di Ann Sneed (image via examiner.com)Sneed joined the Playhouse as executive director in April, 2000, following a 20-year long legal career in Houston, Texas. Last year she was named a “Living Legend” by the San Antonio Theatre Coalition for her contribution to theater arts in San Antonio and the state. She served on SATCO’s board of directors and as its president for two terms. The San Antonio Business Journal named her a “Woman of Influence in the Arts” in 2008. She also served on the board of governors of Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc., a state-wide organization, for eight years and served as its president for four years.

From Diane Malone's account in examiner.com of the 2010 "Living Legends" story: "Di Ann Sneed, Executive Director of the San Pedro Playhouse, was introduced by Ruth Lown and serenaded by MC Joe Libby. Ms. Sneed came to San Antonio from Houston, where she was a practicing attorney and former mathematician for NASA. Since taking the helm of the San Pedro Playhouse about 10 years ago, Ms. Sneed has produced several new plays by both San Antonio and Texas playwrights, including Dark Horse, Pale Writer by Gregg Barrios in 2002 and locally written one-acts in the annual SAT Playwrights Festival.. She is a past board member and president of SATCO, currently the President of the Board of Governors of Texas Non-Profit Theatres (TNT), and proud mom of lawyer son Adam."

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