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Head of Performing Arts
Lane Czaplinski started his post as the head of performing arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts in June 2017. Prior to his move to Columbus, he served as the artistic director of On the Boards, the contemporary performing arts center, in Seattle for 15 years. Under his leadership, the organization commissioned and produced over 80 new multidisciplinary performance works and nurtured regional artists to make new works that garnered national funding and touring opportunities. One of Czaplinski’s signature initiatives, OntheBoards.tv, expanded the audience for On the Board’s programming through HD-quality performance films, attracting an international subscriber base of universities and arts enthusiasts. His efforts won Czaplinski several awards, including a Genius Award from Seattle’s The Stranger, and led the New York Times to declare On the Boards “one of America’s best theaters for contemporary performance.”