Janet Alexander Griffin, Director of Programming and Artistic Producer of Folger Theatre, to Retire

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Janet Alexander Griffin, longtime member of the senior team at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will retire in Spring 2021, after four decades of leading the Folger’s diverse array of programs for the public.

Griffin, who began her career at the Folger in 1977, became the Folger’s Director of Public Programs in 1982. In this role, and more recently as Director of Programming, Griffin has shaped the vision and strategy for inclusive cultural programming across the institution, including theater performances, concerts, poetry readings, talks, screenings, and other humanities programs.