Thembi Duncan Named Dir. Arts Engagement & Edu. at Shea’s

Michael G. Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center has announced the appointment of Thembi Duncan as Director of Arts Engagement and Education.

Formerly Creative Programs Director at Young Playwrights’ Theater in Washington DC, she will manage the arts engagement and education programming across Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Shea’s 710 Theatre, and Shea’s Smith Theatre, while developing collaborative projects that are responsive to and inclusive of the needs and interests of area schools and the diverse communities of WNY.

The Director of Arts Engagement and Education is a new position at Shea’s. “Thembi’s impressive passion for fostering community engagement makes her an ideal visionary leader for Shea’s., said Murphy. “After building a nearly 20-year career in the Washington DC arts community,

I’m excited to connect to the rich cultural legacy of Buffalo and contribute to the future of arts and culture in Western New York,” said Ms. Duncan. “This new position reflects Shea’s commitment to increasing exposure to the performing arts, and I’m eager to begin building relationships across the region; working with schools and diverse organizations to design inclusive arts engagement programs” said Ms. Duncan.