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Arizona Theatre Company's David Ira Goldstein on the Company's Challenges at the Brink of Its 47th Season

Arizona Theatre Company, the state's largest producer of professional live stage work, ended its fiscal year June 30 with a $1 million deficit. In the wake of other Valley not-for-profit theaters having gone on hiatus or closed outright due to the recession, largely because of steep dropoffs in corporate giving, this news was alarming but, unfortunately, not shocking.

Just a month before, ATC's board of trustees had shared the news that longtime artistic director David Ira Goldstein would be retiring at the end of 2013. And last week, a company representative announced that managing director Mark Cole had given notice a little more than two years into a three-year contract.

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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