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American Theater Company Announces New Leadership

American Theater Company (ATC) is has announced the hiring of Dee Sandt as its new managing director. 

“On behalf of the board, ensemble and staff, I'm thrilled to be able to welcome Dee to American Theater Company and the Chicago theater community,” says ATC Board President Art Cunningham. “She has a terrific track record of taking each theater she's managed to the next level and will play a pivotal role in ATC's growth as we begin our 31st season.

Sandt has been managing director for Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia since October 2012. A financial and development consultant to theaters regionally, Sandt also served as the executive director to Beaufort Performing Arts, Inc., in Beaufort, SC from March 2004-May 2008 which she built to a half a million dollar budget in only four years. She also owned, operated and directed 3D II International, SP Limited, LLC and 3D Productions, all national bus and truck touring companies producing Broadway productions. Sandt is also a nationally recognized director and choreographer with credits including regional theater, touring productions and Off Broadway.

Supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and CityArts grants from the Chicago of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, American Theater Company (ATC) works to inspire the Chicagoland community by exploring stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" ATC’s Ensemble includes Patrick Andrews, Kareem Bandealy, Jaime Castañeda, Kelly O’Sullivan, Tyler Ravelson, and Sadieh Rifai.

For information about ATC’s 31st season, visit atcweb.org.