Lean & Hungry Theater announces Kristen Scott Kennedy as Managing Director

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As radio drama theater company moves into podcasts, new talent and expertise launch these new endeavors.

Lean and Hungry Theater, a professional theater company that creates 1-hour audio versions of english literature classics, today announced the appointment of Kristen Scott Kennedy as Managing Director.

Ms. Scott Kennedy is an experienced nonprofit leader and theater artist. She is former Managing Director of TaketheStage Theater Company in Los Angeles and a Board member with Glasswater Theater in Toronto. Ms. Scott Kennedy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where she studied in both the School of Dramatic Arts and the Annenberg School for Communication, and her MPA from American University’s School of Public Affairs.

Ms. Scott Kennedy joins Lean & Hungry Theater as the company begins its exciting transition from a live 1-hour radio program to podcast format. Lean & Hungry will be adapting its previously recorded shows into on-demand podcasts, available to anyone with an internet connection. In addition to the show performance, Lean & Hungry will also create new content to accompany the podcast, pulling from a variety of local experts and bringing new perspectives to our classics.

Jessica Hansen, Artistic Director of Lean & Hungry Theater, warmly welcomes Ms. Scott Kennedy to the Lean & Hungry team. “Kristen is a seasoned professional with the ability to move seamlessly between the worlds of theater and digital media. Her professional expertise in nonprofit management will help launch Lean & Hungry on this new adventure in digital podcasting.”


About Lean & Hungry Theater
Headquartered in Washington, DC, Lean and Hungry theater is a professional audio theater company that creates audio adaptations of literature classics, drawn from national reading lists for middle- and high-school classrooms. These audio productions are broadcast on NPR stations nationwide and MP3 downloads are available for purchase. Lean & Hungry Theater is endorsed by the National Federation of the Blind and the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Lean & Hungry Theater is supported by The Share Fund, the National Capital Community Foundation, Edison Electric Institute, and individual donors. Learn more at http://www.LeanandHungryTheater.com.

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