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Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland
Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland

Dámaso Rodriguez -- a familiar presence in the Southern California theater scene for his work at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Furious Theatre Company -- has been named the new artistic director of the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Ore. His appointment begins in January, the company said. Rodriguez, 38, will step down from his current position as co-artistic director of the Furious and will move to the hipster capital for the new job. Rodriguez called the job "a good fit for me" because Artists Repertory does the kind of adventurous new work he put on at the Furious. Earlier this year, Rodriguez directed a revival of "The Heiress" at the Pasadena...

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