Longtime artistic director Ron Bieganski is out at Free Street Theater. Bieganski and his job parted ways last week; so far nobody's saying why. In the wake of his departure, board president Esther Grimm has been replaced by her predecessor, Peter Handler. although she remains on the board.
Bieganski logged more than a quarter-century with Free Street, and has been artistic director since 1995. It was under his leadership that the company began to focus on its current mission of training teenagers to develop and perform original work. Free Street is left with only one full-time employee, managing director Mica Cole, who says there's no immediate plan to replace him.