Marc Masterston
Marc Masterston
Marc Masterson has stepped down as artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville after 11 years, and will join South Coast Repertory in April as its new artistic director. A search is now on for a new artistic director in Louisville.

At South Coast Rep, Masterson will work alongside managing director Paula Tomei as Co-CEO of the theater, while current artistic directors David Emmes and Martin Benson will become founding directors working part-time to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

"I am honored to be given the opportunity to build the next generation of excellence for South Coast Repertory," Masterson said in a statement. "The theater is already recognized for producing works of extraordinary caliber across a broad range of styles, and I am interested in bringing new artists into the repertoire, deepening the connections with the community and extending SCR's reach to other parts of the world."