Hardwick FlooringChris MaddoxDothan PeriodonicsDothan LivestockCherry & Irwin Personal Injury AttorneysMPIFlowers HospitalFun ZoneDustin FowlerThe PlantBig PineTri-State ParkingGreg FaulkDothan PCKennedy Land & TimberSolomonDMG




BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

Matt Boster

Viewed: 421

Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 21 2020 9:40 AM

(Birmingham, AL; July 21, 2020) – Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s Executive Artistic


Director Brandon Bruce will be stepping down his post after leading BCT since 2016. Mr.


Bruce will be relocating to North Carolina, where his spouse has received a senior level


position with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bruce will be replaced by Ashley


Woods, who will assume the title of Interim Executive Artistic Director in early August.


“The past 4 years at BCT have been absolutely magical for me,” says Brandon Bruce. “I am


extremely grateful to BCT’s Board of Trustees, staff, and every single artist with whom I have


collaborated since 2016. Most of all, however, I am grateful to the children, teachers, and


parents who have left a permanent mark on my life. I hope to work with BCT regularly in the


future and will forever remain a friend and ally of this organization.”


Ashley Woods, who has been with BCT since 2017, is excited to tackle her new leadership


role. "As we face one of the most unusual seasons in BCT’s 73 year history,” Woods says, “I


am inspired by the creativity of our team and energized by the possibility of finding new ways


to create and connect with our community. I am grateful to Brandon for his leadership, and


honored to carry forward BCT’s essential mission to educate, enrich and entertain the youth


of Alabama."


While the Board of Trustees is sad to see Brandon Bruce leave after such a successful


tenure, they are excited to see where BCT can go under Woods’ leadership. “Birmingham


Children’s Theatre continues to be an asset to the Birmingham community and Alabama,”


said Chris Cain, the President of BCT’s Board of Trustees. “Our area is fortunate to have


one of the nation’s oldest professional theatre companies for young audiences and is in a


select group of cities to host such an organization. The Board is excited to have Ashley


Woods lead BCT given her vision, creativity, and determination. She will further the


enthusiasm and commitment to quality of BCT’s previous Executive Artistic Director Brandon


Bruce. Brandon’s dedication to BCT was greatly appreciated and the Board wishes him well


with his future endeavors.“


About Birmingham Children’s Theatre


Birmingham Children’s Theatre exists to educate, enrich, and entertain through the magic of


professional theatre. One of the nation’s oldest and largest professional theatre companies for


young audiences, BCT produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and


curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. Established in 1947,


BCT has touched the lives of over thirteen million students throughout its seven-decade history.




BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

First Funeral

<- back



DMGMazdaBig PineBuddyGreg FaulkNantze SideAuto SmartDothan Pest ControlFun ZoneHarley DavidsonBuddysWiregrass ElectricFun ZoneCherry & Irwin Personal Injury AttorneysChris MaddoxFerhguson Wrecker