Kevin Moriarty Executive Director - Dallas Theater Center

Dallas Theater Center Names Kevin Moriarty Executive Director  

National Search for New Enloe/Rose Artistic Director to Launch in Early Winter  

DALLAS, TX, (November 10, 2022) – Kevin Moriarty, who has served as Dallas Theater Center’s  Enloe/Rose Artistic Director for 15 years, has been named Executive Director, following the recent announcement of the retirement of DTC managing director Jeffrey Woodward, who has served in that position for eight years. DTC’s Board of Directors will launch a national search for a new Enloe/Rose  Artistic Director early this winter.  

“DTC is fortunate to have had Jeff and Kevin as a leadership team, and together, they brought us  through the last few difficult years,” said DTC Board of Trustees Chair, Jennifer Altabef. “We know that  Kevin will continue to advance DTC’s mission in his new role, as he focuses on organizational health,  equity, diversity and inclusion, and bringing our exceptional artistry to all of our community. Kevin will  also head our strategy for the future, including the exciting renovation of the Kalita Humphreys Theater  and reimagining the park around it as a place of a shared connection to art, architecture, and nature.”  

In its nearly 64-year history, Moriarty was DTC’s only fifth artistic director. During his tenure, Moriarty has led DTC through many new artistic initiatives, including the move into the Dee and Charles Wyly  Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center; the creation of the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting  Company; the establishment of Public Works Dallas; an extensive series of new play productions,  workshops and commissions; community collaborations with North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Holocaust,  and Human Rights Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Sixth Floor Museum, and most of the region’s theater companies; and an educational partnership with SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Moriarty has also served the local and national arts community as board chair of the Dallas Arts District and  Theater Communications Group, and the national service organization for the nonprofit American theater.  

Under the leadership of Woodward and Moriarty, DTC was awarded the prestigious Regional Theatre  Tony Award in 2017.  

“After fifteen years of producing and directing theater productions as artistic director, I am honored to have the opportunity to turn my focus to DTC’s institutional future,” said Moriarty. “We are living through a time of immense change. I am eager to support a new generation of artistic leadership at DTC,  while turning my primary focus to ensuring DTC’s long-term organizational health, deepening our relationship with our community, and ensuring that our city’s flagship theater will thrive for generations to come. At the end of December, we will present to the City of Dallas a visionary Master Plan for the future of our historic Kalita Humphreys Theater. I am energized by the opportunity to bring all of my  energy and creativity to the challenge of ensuring that DTC is a place where all are welcome, and where  theater created of Dallas, for Dallas, and by Dallas will flourish for generations to come.” 

DTC – Kevin Moriarty Named Executive Director  


Moriarty will formally step into the Executive Director role on January 1, 2023.  

DTC’s Board of Directors will immediately embark on a national search to select a successor for Moriarty as artistic director, with an expected appointment to be announced in the fall of 2023.