Artists Repertory Theatre named their new Artistic Director yesterday: Dámaso Rodriguez, currently co-artistic director of LA's Furious Theatre Company, will take the reins in January. The leadership transition will take six months; Rodriguez and departing AD Allen Nause will work together to select the 2013/2014 season. Rodriquez is quite young—38—and he's racked up some serious accolades already, including the "Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the Back Stage Garland Award, the NAACP Theatre Award, and the Pasadena Arts Council’s Gold Crown Award," per his website. His first show for Artists Rep will be Ten Chimneys in April.

Here he is on Twitter.

In the absence of further information, I'm pretending they hired Darren Nichols from Slings and Arrows.

I am Alison Hallett... DEAL WITH THAT.