Columnist Art Stevens becomes board member of Tony Award-winning theater
Longtime Islander columnist Art Stevens accepted a new role: last month – he joined Crossroads Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees.
“My goal on their behalf will be to extend the recognition for what they do among all audiences and the range of interest of this theater company,” Stevens said. “I also want to help the public understand what this theater company is trying to do and to support it.”
In 1999, the theater, which is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was the recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since its opening in 1978, the theater has produced over 100 works. Many of the plays were written by African and African American artists.
“They’re really recognized for the caliber of plays that they put on,” he said. “They’re a very talented company.”
Stevens’ role with the theater will include helping get the word out about the theater.
“I’ll be coming up with ideas to help them achieve greater recognition with what they do,” he said.
Even with his new position, Stevens will still be submitting weekly columns to the Islander where he has been a columnist for the last three decades.
“I am probably the longest-running columnist in Sanibel – without doubt,” Stevens said.