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Antaeus Welcomes New Managing Director — Official Press Release

MICHAEL BARKER JOINS THE ANTAEUS COMPANY AS MANAGING DIRECTOR.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – August 17, 2010 – Michael Barker has been chosen to fill the position of Managing Director of The Antaeus Company, concluding a four-month search.  Mr. Barker comes to Antaeus from Yale Repertory Theatre, where he served as Associate Managing Director.

“Antaeus has a proven track record of consistently high artistic quality and aspiration, and a lot of forward momentum right now, says Barker. “I am very pleased to join Jeanie, the ensemble, and the board in taking a leadership role as the company continues to grow and make its mark on Los Angeles and the national Arts dialogue.”

Also at Yale, Mr. Barker was Managing Director of Yale Summer Cabaret, Company Manager at Yale Repertory Theatre, and produced the third annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays. He was the 2008 Managing Director Fellow at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Prior to graduate school, he was Associate Director of Marketing for Court Theatre, producing classics in residence at the University of Chicago. Also in Chicago, he worked with The Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Sansculottes Theater Company, and The Playground Theater. He holds an MFA in theater management from Yale School of Drama and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He lives in North Hollywood with his fiancée Heidi Hanson, a costume designer working in television and film.

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