Art Stevens Appointed to Crossroads Theatre Company Board


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December 14, 2017

Art Stevens Appointed to Crossroads Theatre Company Board

New Brunswick, NJ — Crossroads Theatre Company announced the appointment of Art Stevens to its Board of Trustees.  “The Crossroads Theatre Company is thrilled to have Art Stevens join the Board of Trustees.  Mr. Stevens brings to Crossroads a stellar track record of success in his career, as well as a unique blend of business savvy and theatrical know how,” said Anthony Carter, President of the Crossroads Theatre Company Board of Trustees.

Art Stevens is the managing partner of The Stevens Group which is a merger and management consulting firm to the public relations and communications industries.  He was the cofounder, chairman and CEO of LobsenzStevens which was one of the top twenty independent public relations firms at the time of its acquisition in 2000 by Publicis Groupe.  Mr. Stevens was named Public Relations Director of Prentice-Hall at the age of 25 and since has contributed substantially to the field of public relations.  His background in corporate, financial, product, educational, marketing, and political public relations has earned him lifetime achievement awards by his peers.   Mr. Stevens was a national secretary and director of the Public Relations Society of America and served as president of the New York Chapter and now serves on its board. In addition he serves on the board of the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation.

Crossroads Theatre Company’s current Board Members are Anthony P. Carter, President; Judith Lee, Vice President; John A. Hinds, Treasurer; Grace Shackney, Secretary;  Dr. Abena P. A. Busia; Bill Davis, MEd.; M. Ishmael Griffin MD FAAEM; Theodore Bennett, Esq; Delores T. Still; Delia C. Pitts; and Susan Chavis Settles.  Ricardo Khan is Artistic Director Emeritus and Dr. Penelope Lattimer and Richard Nurse are Trustees Emeritus.

Crossroads Theatre Company was founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L. Kenneth Richardson with a vision that as actors the two young men could work on substantive non-stereotypical roles.  Crossroads has since produced over 250 works, fifty of which were premiere productions by the world’s leading artists of color.  In recognition of its success, the Theatre was the recipient of the prestigious Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America in 1999.

This season Crossroads Theatre Company is partnering with venues around the state during the construction of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) which will open at 9 Livingston Ave. in the fall of 2019.  The next Crossroads performance is Ain’t Misbehavin’ from February 1-4, 2018 at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark.  In May 2018 Back to the Real will be performed at the VJM Theater in New Brunswick.

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