Long Wharf Theatre Names Tim Yergeau as Director of Marketing & Communications
New Haven, CT (August 3, 2022)—The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre today announced the appointment of Tim Yergeau as Director of Marketing and Communications following a nationwide search conducted by Arts Consulting Group. This leadership position will help amplify the institution’s bold collection of programming as it launches its 2022/2023 season.
Yergeau joins Long Wharf Theatre with significant experience in marketing and strategic communications for mission-driven organizations in Connecticut including Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation.
“This is an exciting time for Long Wharf Theatre and we are so pleased to have Tim along with us for the journey,” said Kit Ingui, Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre. “Tim brings with him unparalleled experience in his field, which will be invaluable as we continue to tell our story in new ways to audiences.”
Working closely with the theatre’s leadership, Yergeau will oversee all marketing and audience engagement for Long Wharf Theatre as it begins its bold, new itinerant model of theatrical production across Greater New Haven, bringing along long-time patrons and forging meaningful relationships with new and current audiences across the region.
“I am excited and honored to join the Long Wharf team in this moment of transformation as the theatre reimagines and redefines its relationship to the region,” said Tim Yergeau, incoming Director of Marketing and Communications of Long Wharf Theatre. “Long Wharf Theatre has been inspiring audiences for more than 50 years—I can’t wait to share this experience with our community as the organization enters a thrilling new chapter.”
“Tim comes to us at a pivotal moment for Long Wharf Theatre at the start of a new, unprecedented season,” said Jacob Padrón, Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre. “We are so grateful to have Tim’s expertise as we continue the important work of producing groundbreaking theatre while deepening our commitment to audiences throughout New Haven and across the region.”
Yergeau joins Long Wharf Theatre as it launches its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone,” with the virtual reading Black Trans Women at the Center and the in-person concert performance of Jelly’s Last Jam at 222 Sargent Drive. The season will include the final performances on the Claire Tow Stage and the first under the theatre’s new itinerant model, which will see works presented across New Haven.
More information on Long Wharf Theatre’s 2022/2023 season can be found here.
About Tim Yergeau
Tim Yergeau (he/him/his) is a strategic leader, creative storyteller, and solution-builder with a 15-year career in communications/marketing, fundraising, and community engagement. Tim has a love for community projects, grassroots advocacy, cultural and civic organizations, and making awesome stuff happen.
He has held leadership roles in organizations across the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors, including Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation, Civic Mind, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Hartford Stage. In his work, Tim has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the arts and community causes, crafted marketing and brand strategies that drive attention and engagement, and harnessed the power of story to strengthen communities.
Tim is a resident of New Haven and a proud Greater New Haven native. Learn more at timyergeau.work
About Long Wharf Theatre
Founded in 1965, Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director; Kit Ingui, Managing Director) is a Tony Award-winning company of international renown. It was founded on the notion that New Haven deserves an active culture that is locally created, supported by community leaders and patrons of the arts. It is recognized for a historic commitment to commissioning, developing, and producing new plays and musicals that have become a part of the modern American canon. More than 30 of its productions have transferred to Broadway or Off-Broadway runs, three of which—Wit, The Shadow Box, and The Gin Game—won Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. It was among the earliest recipients of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre (1978) and its productions have won numerous accolades, including Tony, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and Obie Awards; a Margo Jones Award; and nominations and Connecticut Critics Circle Awards in nearly every category. In 2015, the company received the 50 Years of Achievement in Theatre award from National Corporate Theatre Fund and the Major Award for Outstanding Contributions to New England Theatre, the highest honor from New England Theatre Conference.
Under current leadership, in partnership with a dedicated staff and Board, Long Wharf Theatre aspires to be a company with, by, and for the Greater New Haven community. It is engineering stories that represent an inclusive culture, in all of its complexities, and amplifying the voices of living playwrights and artists of color. Long Wharf Theatre is doubling down on its commitment to new work while broadening collaborations with synergistic partners, discovering new pathways to nurture the best new American voices for theatre. It is shifting from being a space with four cement walls to bringing live theatre into multiple venues, neighborhoods, and public spaces. Community is rigorously centered within the organization, building an inclusive treasury of its neighbors’ resilient and interconnected life experiences through storytelling.
Long Wharf Theatre sits on the unceded territory of the Paugusset, Quinnipiac, and Wappinger peoples. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples and nations have for generations stewarded the lands and waterways of what we now call the state of Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land. We remind ourselves that along with stolen land came stolen people. It is our responsibility to the future to know our past.