Rosemary Newcott

As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, Rosemary has blissfully directed dozens of productions such as A Christmas Carol, Slur (premiere), Pearl Cleage's Tell Me My Dream (premiere), The Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens (premiere), Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz, The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta (premiere), Seussical, Class of 3000 Live! (Premiere), Go Dog Go!, Einstein is a Dummy (premiere), The Book of Ruth, The Hobbit, and more. She also directed the Alliance High School Collision Project for ten years and pioneered the Alliance’s new and innovative Theatre for the Very Young. Other favorite directing experiences include: Jason Invisible and Knufflebunny A Cautionary Musical both for the Kennedy Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts for December 2001 and is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. She was named Best director of the Year in 2002 by the AJC and in 2005 was awarded the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award, the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass award and is on the board of TYA/USA. Rosemary holds an MA in Theatre from Northwestern University and a BA in English and Theatre from New Jersey City University. In May, Rosemary and playwright Pearl Cleage will travel to the Kennedy Center’s New Visions New Voices festival to workshop a new play for young audiences and their families which will be seen on an Alliance stage in the near future.   

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