Dayron J. Miles has been named the American Repertory Theater’s associate artistic director.
The appointment was announced today by Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the A.R.T., and Kelvin Dinkins Jr., executive director.
Miles joined the A.R.T. in November 2019 as the senior adviser for civic engagement and strategic partnerships to collaborate with Paulus to co-vision A.R.T.’s future home in Allston.
As associate artistic director, Miles will work with Paulus as a key thought partner to advance A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater, and in creating and sustaining the vision for the A.R.T. They will work to center community in all aspects of the theater and to uphold A.R.T.’s values in all artistic undertakings. Miles and Paulus will collaborate with artistic producer Mark Lunsford and director of artistic programs and dramaturg Ryan McKittrick as this team continues to co-curate artistic programming, embracing a practice of shared leadership.
“In 2019 I invited Dayron to join the A.R.T. to co-vision our new building, and catalyze new ways to center community and civic engagement,” said Paulus. “Our relationship has evolved organically into a robust artistic collaboration that brings our engagement activities into the heart of our theater and our programming. I’m so grateful to Dayron for his service to the A.R.T., and I’m thrilled to be partnering with him on the next chapter of the A.R.T.”
“I’m absolutely honored to expand my artistic partnership with Diane at the A.R.T. and continue the momentum toward our new building and the next chapter of this great institution,” said Miles. “Our new home in Allston is an exciting opportunity to center community, not only in our organizational structure and artistic practice, but also in our physical space. In the coming years, A.R.T. will continue to expand the boundaries of theater as an artform and practice, and also as an event and destination. I’m so thrilled to continue partnering with Diane and collaborating with Kelvin on achieving their shared vision of what A.R.T. can and should be.”