Apres Ott: New Direction For Seattle Rep?

What’s behind Sharon Ott’s sudden resignation as head of Seattle Repertory Theatre? “Was Ott too steeped in the “new and controversial” for Seattle? Or did audiences simply not warm to her particular programming choices, in an increasingly competitive arts environment? One thing is clear. Since taking the helm at the Rep from her respected 17-year predecessor, Daniel Sullivan, Ott has shaken up Seattle’s flagship playhouse and steered it in a new direction. Now the question arises: Will the Rep stay the course Ott charted? Or is a different course needed in these uncertain waters?”