Marissa Wolf, New Crowded Fire AD

The rumors of a change in leadership over at Crowded Fire have been confirmed. Co-Artistic Director Kent Nicholson is moving to the Board of Directors and continuing to direct everything everywhere for everyone, and Co-Artistic Director Cassie Beck is heading back to NYC, where she’s been getting rave reviews in high profile shows.

Marissa Wolf is taking over, fresh from two years at Berkeley Rep, where a highlight was associate directing Passing Strange, plus a slew of other directing gigs along the way.

While the new season under Marissa hasn’t been announced, beer and ostrich meat fans will be glad to know the Crowded Fire Chili Cook-Off is still on.