Barrymore lifetime achievement winner stepping down from Philadelphia Theatre Company

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    Sara Garonzik will be stepping down from her longtime role as executive producing director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Sara Garonzik will be stepping down from her longtime role as executive producing director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Sara Garonzik, who’s led the Philadelphia Theatre Company for 35 years, will receive a lifetime achievement Barrymore Award in October.  That news comes as Garonzik announced last week that she will step down from her longtime role as executive producing director.

    Garonzik, who stressed that she is not retiring, said that despite the lifetime achievement honor, “I have an  awful lot of achievement ahead me.”  Garonzik will continue to work in theater, but look forward to exploring new avenues.

    “I want to keep making and producing theater,” she said.  “Just in a slightly different way.”

    WHYY theater blogger Howard Shapiro interviewed Garonzik on her long career for NewsWorks Tonight. 

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