Georgetown Palace Theatre announces new director of education

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Kristen Rogers was named the director of education for the Georgetown Palace Theatre, according to a Sept. 17 news release.

Rogers replaces Jonathan Young who announced his departure in early September, the release said.

Rogers’ education and career as an actor, director, teacher and arts administrator has taken her all around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, the release said. Rogers also has experience working with children and adults of all ages, including teaching Early College-High School theater courses as an adjunct associate professor of drama at Austin Community College, the release said. Rogers holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School, and she is currently an advanced doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Theatre at Texas Tech University, it said.

“Education is my passion,” Rogers said in the release. “I have taught in the Palace education program and believe in its mission. I am so looking forward to working with an organization that has made such a commitment to fine arts education.”

Rogers will assume her role in December, and an interim director will be named until then.

“While it is difficult to replace someone like Jonathan, I know we hired the right person to take the Palace education program to new heights,” Executive Artistic Director Ron Watson said in the release.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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