KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts announces a leadership transition at Company of Fools, the professional theater company based in Hailey.

R.L. Rowsey, a Company of Fools artist who has been involved in countless productions, returned on Feb. 5 to serve as COF’s season producer. He will work part-time to guide the remainder of the 22nd theatre season and the company’s 23rd season through the spring of 2019.

Producer, director and theatre consultant Kent Thompson will serve as COF’s interim producing director for the next six months. He will help assess the company’s unique strengths and determine how best to structure these for the future.

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is grateful to associate artistic director Ilana Becker. Following the death of artistic director John Glenn, she guided Company of Fools through that difficult period and enabled the seamless continuity of the 22nd season’s productions and education programs.

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