Lincoln Theatre Appoints New Executive Director
The Lincoln Theatre Association and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) have announced the appointment of Suzan Bradford as executive director of the Lincoln Theatre. Bradford previously served as general manager of the theatre since its grand reopening in 2009.
In a press release, CAPA notes programming initiatives created and lead by Bradford, including the Backstage at the Lincoln local artist showcase series, among other programs. Bradford will continue to work alongside the Lincoln Theatre Association Board of Trustees and CAPA CEO and President Chad Whittington as executive director.
“In the ten years Suzan has been serving the Lincoln Theatre, she has built vibrant and culturally significant programming that expands our arts community,” said Chad Whittington, CAPA president and CEO. “Her role at the Lincoln has grown significantly over time, and this promotion recognizes her expanded responsibilities and unwavering dedication to the Lincoln Theatre and the King-Lincoln neighborhood.”
“Suzan has integrated herself into the community with passion, purpose, and a strong desire to create a positive impact, especially on the next generation of artists,” said Marlon Moore, board president of the Lincoln Theatre Association. “This is a well-deserved promotion for someone who has truly become the face of the Lincoln Theatre and I look forward to our continued work together.”
Prior to the Lincoln Theatre, Bradford lectured and taught West African dance techniques at the Ohio State University Department of Dance. She is one of the founders of the Thiossane West African Dance Institute, a Columbus dance company established to preserve traditional West African dance, music, and culture.
For more information, visit the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts’ website.