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Culture notes: ‘Clybourne Park’ actors coming to Georgia Shakespeare; Woodruff adds board members

From Tony to Atlanta

Two of the actors celebrating “Clybourne Park’s” Tony Award for best play Sunday night not only have worked in Atlanta theater but will return to star in Georgia Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” this fall. Crystal A. Dickinson is one of “Clybourne’s” stars, and her husband, Brandon Dirden, is an understudy in the comedy-drama examining race and class in America (extended through Sept. 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre). They will play Lady Macbeth and Macbeth at Georgia Shakespeare, Oct. 4-28. HOWARD POUSNER

Woodruff Arts Center’s new trustees
Woodruff Arts Center board chair Larry Gellerstedt III and president and CEO Joseph R. Bankoff recently announced the election of 12 new members to the organization’s Board of Trustees, including:

  • Juanita P. Baranco, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Baranco Automotive Group
  • Jerry Couvaras, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Bread Company
  • Sylvia Davidson, President-Elect, Atlanta Symphony Associates
  • Kerry Kohnen, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
  • Jonathan LeCompte, President, Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless
  • Philip Martens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novelis Inc.
  • Karol V. Mason, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Victoria Palefsky, Chair, Alliance Theatre Board of Directors
  • William Pate, President & Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • William H. Rogers, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer, SunTrust Bank, Inc.
  • Teya Ryan, President & Executive Director, Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Mark D. Wasserman, Managing Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP, and Finance Chair Atlanta, Symphony Orchestra.

“We are thankful to have such distinguished individuals and businesses willing to contribute their leadership, their time and their resources to sustaining the arts as a critical community asset,” Gellerstedt said in a statement. “The individuals joining the board understand that it is our responsibility to make the Center an even greater public resource for the future of our city.”  JENNIFER BRETT

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