Live Arts

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Live Arts is a theater company and educational institution founded in 1989. John Gibson became the organization's first full-time employee in 1993. For the first part of its history, performances were staged in the Old Michie Building. In 1999, planning began for the City Center for the Contemporary Arts, a four-story building on Water Street that also houses the Second Street Gallery and Lighthouse. The facility was designed by Charlottesville's Bushman Dreyfus Architects and opened in the mid-2000's.

Anne Hunter took over as executive director on February 3, 2020. [1]


With no end in sight for physical distancing rules and bans on public gatherings, there are no scheduled curtain openings for live theater. However, Live Arts is shifting to an online model and is seeking to sell online season passes. [2]

Board of Directors

Former directors


  1. Web. Live Arts hires local nonprofit strategist as new executive director, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 18, 2020, retrieved January 19, 2020. Print. January 18, 2020 page B5.
  2. Print: August 31, 2020: UVA moves forward with reopening; Live Arts Forges Ahead with new season, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions.
  3. Fitzgerald, Brendan. "Live Arts names Matt Joslyn new executive director." C-VILLE Charlottesville's news & arts weekly | Charlottesville VA news music culture dining. 18 Dec. 2009. Web. 22 Dec. 2009. <>.

External links

Live Arts website

Media appearances

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