Ken Novice to lead Geffen Playhouse

Set to take new position June 1

Ken Novice, the current managing director of the Pasadena Playhouse, will take on the role of Geffen Playhouse managing director starting June 1. Susan Barton, who assumed the interim role while the Geffen conducted a search, will work with Novice to ensure a smooth transition.

Before the position at the Pasadena Playhouse, Novice was director of marketing and public relations for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and also worked stints at the Denver Center Theater Company and New York's Circle Repertory Company.