July 11, 2016 - New York, NY

Jay Wegman Named Senior Director of NYU Skirball for the Performing Arts

Jay Wegman has been named Senior Director of NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Wegman will be responsible for the direction and leadership of the Center’s artistic programing and messaging for its varied performing arts programs, which showcase diverse and cutting-edge talent from across the country and around the world, including performances in dance, theater, music, and film. He will assume his new position on August 1st, 2016.


Wegman will be stepping down from his current position as Director of the Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement, a position he has held since 2006. During his tenure at Abrons, Wegman curated avant-garde performances in the Center’s three-theater complex, maintaining a balance of local, international, emerging and established multi-disciplinary artists, including Rufus Wainwright, Karole Armitage, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn.


Wegman served as Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine for over a decade and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC from 2004-2005. He frequently serves on review panels for public funding and private foundations, and has served on the Bessie Award jury since 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Yale University.


“We are pleased to welcome Jay to NYU Skirball, and know that his experience in programing innovative and original works will enhance and expand Skirball’s presentations,” said Owen Moore, Assistant Vice President, New York University. “We look forward to the next era of artistic growth under Jay’s direction.”



NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. NYU Skirball’s mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities.


NYU Skirball Center presentations are enhanced by pre-and post-show discussions and special events, drawing on the expertise of NYU’s renowned faculty and educational resources. The events are designed to provide context and give audiences the chance to interact with the artists.


For more information visit:  www.nyuskirball.org.