Alum Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of ​Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL -- Jivoff has been active in the Milwaukee theatre community as an actor, teacher and director since moving to the city in 1988. He received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and his teacher’s credential in secondary education from San Francisco State University. His first show with the Skylight was in 1990 as an actor in “Girl Crazy.”

“When people think of Skylight, they think of Ray,” said Jack Lemmon, executive director of the Skylight. “He brings a passion and commitment to Skylight that is part of his DNA. Building on that insight and history, Ray is ready to take Skylight forward in a way that honors the past and creates new excitement for the future.”

Jivoff has directed three shows with the Skylight and has worked as an actor and director at other area theaters.

“I am proud to be named the new artistic director,” said Jivoff. “Our upcoming 2017 – 18 season reflects my goal to bring a sense of fun to the Skylight experience. Next season, even the more thought-provoking shows will have a comic, fun element to them. The 2017 – 18 season also reflects my interest and experience as a theater educator with a show that features young people. It is an investment in both the company’s and our community’s future.”

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