Angela Fox Joins the Board as Chair of Synetic Theater
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2011
CONTACT: Angela Fox, 703-412-9430, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Fox Joins the Board as Chair of Synetic Theater
Arlington, VA – At its annual meeting on August 8, 2011, Synetic Theater elected its officers and new members of the Board of Directors. Synetic Theater is thrilled to welcome Angela Fox, President and CEO of the Crystal City Business Improvement District, as Chair of the Board of Directors of Synetic Theater, effective September 1, 2011. Ms. Fox succeeds Jeffrey J. Schragg, Partner at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson.
Ms. Fox was hired as the first President/CEO of the Crystal City BID in November 2006. Under her leadership, the Crystal City BID has grown in both size and scope, dramatically changing the way the people see and perceive Crystal City. The Crystal City BID has become a leader in the industry, with many of the programs and methods created by Ms. Fox being adopted by other organizations throughout the region. Ms. Fox brings a wealth of corporate and non-profit executive experience, having served as CIO for Consumer Services for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), Executive Director/CEO for Cultural Tourism DC, and as the Board Chair for the Capital Fringe Festival and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, which raised more than $9M and built a new theatre during her tenure.
Also elected to the Board of Directors for a first term is Linda Holder, President and Chief Executive Office of Redloh International. For the past year and a half, Ms. Holder has served as an external member to Synetic Theater’s Finance Committee, where she helped streamline and standardize financial reporting. Prior to Redloh, Ms. Holder served as the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Sodexo, a multi-billion food and facilities management company.
Re-elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term are Daniel S. Cox, Rick L. Hardy (President, Federal Data Systems), Blair Ruble (Director, Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Project), Jeffrey J. Schragg (Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, PC), Dimitri K. Simes (President, Center for the National Interest), and Constance Zimmer (Executive Director, Dumbarton Concerts/Inner City-Inner Child).
“I am thrilled to have Angie Fox join our Board as Chair. She brings a tremendous wealth of experience in both the theater and the Crystal City communities, and I am looking forward to working closely with her to propel Synetic to an even higher level of programming and sustainability and further our mission of being America’s premier physical theater. I am also pleased to welcome Linda Holder to the Board, deepening her involvement with Synetic,” said Paata Tsikurishvili, Founding Artistic Director and CEO. “Finally, I would like to thank Jeffrey J. Schragg for his outstanding service as Board Chair, as he has helmed our Board during our years of incredible growth and during our transition to a dedicated venue in Crystal City.”
Synetic Theater’s officers for FY2012 are:
Angela Fox, Chair (President and CEO, Crystal City Business Improvement District)
Michael Haskett, Vice Chair (COO, Synaptek Corporation)
Dimitri K. Simes, Vice Chair (President, Center for the National Interest)
Rick L. Hardy, Treasurer (President, Federal Data Systems)
Rima Calderon, Secretary (Vice President, The Washington Post Company)
“I will never forget the first time that I saw a Synetic performance,” said Angela Fox. “Their work is transformative, and I am honored to be part of their organization and to help increase their capacity and reach, so that many more can benefit from their intense work and creativity.”
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead Synetic the last six years of rapid growth,” said Jeff Schragg. “I am thankful for the support of our Board, Vornado and the Crystal City BID during Synetic’s first season in Crystal City.”
ALL SHOW TITLES, DATES, CAST, AND CREW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
ABOUT SYNETIC THEATER
Founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Synetic Theater is DC’s Premier Physical Theater, whose mission is to be the premier American physical theater, fusing dynamic art forms—such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and music, by producing world-class physical theater for all ages, educating the next generation of artists and physical theater professionals, and promoting this distinct form of theater nationally and internationally through community outreach and touring programs. Synetic’s unique performance style is simultaneously avant-garde and accessible, with a broad appeal to a wide, culturally diverse, and cross-generational audience.
SPEAK NO MORE: THE SILENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Nominated for 26 Helen Hayes Awards and Recipient of 10, including 3 Awards for Outstanding Director – Paata Tsikurishvili, for each of the shows
Macbeth September 14 – October 2, 2011
Othello October 19 – November 6, 2011
Romeo and Juliet November 25 – December 23, 2011
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR SPEAK NO MORE: THE SILENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Venue: Synetic Theater at Crystal City
Address: 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA 22202
Metro: Crystal City (Blue / Yellow Lines)
Parking: Free after 4pm on weekdays, Free all day on weekends
Performances Wednesdays 7:30pm, Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm with some Sunday evenings 7:30pm
About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.