The Guthrie Theater (Guthrie) has selected Tracy Brigden as Senior Artistic Producer, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on October 31, 2022.
Brigden arrives at the Guthrie having accumulated over 20 years of experience as a dynamic artistic leader and artist in Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theaters. Previously, Brigden served as Artistic Director at City Theatre Company. During her 16-year tenure, she developed and expanded upon the theatrical offerings and programs that have elevated the company to its respected place as a major incubator for innovative plays and musicals. Brigden also created, resourced, and launched company’s first-ever new play festival Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages. Her extensive knowledge of play development and strong affinity for theatre artists has resulted in partnerships with major American and international playwrights, composers, actors, directors, and designers. As a freelance director, Brigden has led numerous productions, including the American premiere of Oil by Ella Hickson; A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Roommate by Jen Silverman; and Ironbound by Martyna Majak, among others.
Brigden has also served in senior artistic capacities for Hartford Stage Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Theaterworks Hartford. Brigden holds a bachelor of science in theatre/directing from Northwestern University and a master of fine arts in dramatic writing from Point Park University.
“Even as a lifelong East-coaster, I've been aware of the Guthrie Theater since I was a child,” said Brigden. “To join the artistic team of this legendary institution in the fabulous Twin Cities is a dream come true.”
“It was a great pleasure to work with the team at the Guthrie Theater, and I offer my congratulations to Tracy as she steps in as Senior Artistic Producer,” said ACG Vice President Jenna Deja. “Tracy is a broad-thinking and compassionate leader with a deep commitment to nurturing and fostering sustainable art communities that will be beyond valuable to the Guthrie.”