Alumni News

“An Influential Figure on the Richmond Arts Scene”

As the newly appointed chairwoman and artistic director of Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University, Sharon Ott ’72 was included in Style Weekly’s list of “influential new figures on the Richmond arts scene.”

Sharon Ott

Ott’s familiar with big stages, having previously served as artistic director for the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where she won a Tony Award,” the article said.

“While studying anthropology at Bennington College, she accepted a fellowship from the National Science Foundation and went to an archaeological site in Arizona. She says directing theater is like watching a little society being formed.”