LONG BEACH - Lauren Morris, executive director of the Long Beach Playhouse, will resign to become the managing director at the Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta.Liz Lydic was named interim executive director effective Nov. 5. Morris led the Long Beach Playhouse for 1 1/2 years, having started out as a volunteer. "It was a very difficult decision for me to leave the Playhouse when so many wonderful things are happening," Morris said in a statement. "The community has really supported our efforts to create a thriving arts center here, and I will be very said to leave not only the Playhouse, but Long Beach as a whole."
********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27