Orchard named a Bostonian of the Year

January 18, 2012

Executive Director of ArtsEmerson, Rob Orchard, was recently recognized as one of a handful of people named “Bostonians of the Year” by the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine for his role in steering ArtsEmerson’s successful 2010–2011 inaugural season.

Rob Orchard

Rob Orchard is pictured at an event during ArtsEmerson's inaugural season in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater.

“As executive director, Orchard carved out a niche for ArtsEmerson by hosting far-flung theater companies, such as Ireland’s Abbey Theatre, as well as offering a series of films and family-oriented shows,” the Globe’s Geoff Edgers wrote. “What’s more, his programming has been able to draw on big names—John Malkovich, F. Murray Abraham, Anne Bogart—and draw attention to lesser-known companies, including New York’s The Civilians, which recently staged the critically acclaimed You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce.”

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