Adriana Douzos and Deirdre May
NEW YORK (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) - Harlem Stage today announced that Eric Oberstein has been named as the performing arts center’s new managing director, effective January 4, 2021. In this capacity, Obertstein will have oversight of institutional operations and Harlem Stage staff. Patricia Cruz will assume the new role of artistic director and CEO, having led the organization as executive director for 23 years.
“I'm deeply honored to be joining Harlem Stage, a forward-thinking cultural organization I’ve long admired for its commitment to artists of color through transformative presenting, commissioning, producing, and educational work,” said Oberstein. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate alongside Pat, the staff, board, and Harlem Stage’s community of artists and partners, to help the organization realize its goals, continue its mission of celebrating the diverse artistic legacy of Harlem, and to nurture the leading artistic voices of our time, well into the future.” Read more.