Citing a need to keep building momentum with his Insurgo Theater Movement company, Insurgo Artistic Director John Beane has resigned as manager of the Onyx Theatre.
“I’m completely supportive of the Onyx,” Beane says after a rehearsal of his upcoming version of Shakespeare’s Henry V. “It will continue to be a great venue. But Insurgo has gradually grown as well. Given the long-term goals of Insurgo, I want to keep a progression going, and it seemed like the right time to make that happen and focus 100 percent on Insurgo.”
Beane signed on as manager of the Onyx approximately a year and a half ago, when Michael Morse, owner of the Rack, opened the theater in the back of his fetish-wear shop. Since then it has become practically a one-stop shop for alternative theater in a town that doesn’t always reward such ventures.
Morse will take over running the theater and booking shows in the space. Beane is confident experimental theatre will continue there.