Those of you that attended MACT*Fest 2023 in Glenwood last March might remember Kris Geddie, who was our AACT Rep for that festival. Florida’s Venice Theatre has announced that Kris has been named its new Executive Director. Kris first came to Venice Theatre in 2010 to play a role in Ragtime. He was hired shortly thereafter as the organization’s first Director of Diversity and was promoted to General Manager in 2016.
Geddie’s predecessor, Murray Chase, who served as Executive Director since 1995, will continue working with the theatre to supervise the restoration of the main building that was severely damaged by hurricane Ian. Chase’s official title is now Restoration Supervisor.
“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as leader of this incredible organization,” Geddie says. “I was awestruck in 2010 when I first saw the complexity of Venice Theatre. I’m still filled with that awe as I watch it rebuild with a sense of pride and resiliency. To have Murray as a teacher these past 12 years is an education I never thought Possible. I look forward to carrying the vision and mission of this organization into the future.”
Geddie also serves as the Executive Vice-President of AACT. We wish Kris all the best in his new position. We’re sure his staff and volunteers will enjoy working with Kris as much as we did.