Say it it ain’t so, Eric.
Eric Bunge, Northern Stage’s Managing Director since 2013, will step away from his position effective October 31 of this year. Alfred Blum, Chair of the Board of Directors, said that Bunge informed the Board of his decision at the Board’s annual planning retreat. “Eric has been a motivating leader in the remarkable growth and success Northern Stage has experienced in the past five years,” says Blum. “He will continue at Northern Stage in an important role, leading special projects that the Board of Directors and leadership staff identify as essential to fulfilling the company’s strategic plans.”
“We are delighted that Eric is not fully leaving Northern Stage and will remain a valuable resource for the staff and Board,” Blum adds. “He has been a champion of Northern Stage off and on the stage, and we will continue to benefit from his involvement.”
Associate Managing Director Irene Green will be keeping things running at Northern Stage.
In addition to his managerial duties, Bunge has acted often in many works at Northern Stage, including 12 Angry Men and more recently in last year’s Mamma Mia. He is on stage in Northern Stage’s current production of Oslo. (Photo, top, with Bunge, center, Tom Mardirosian, left, and David Mason, right, by Kata Sasvari. Photo directly above, Eric Bunge, courtesy of Northern Stage.)