Lindsay Allbaugh and Neel Keller. (Courtesy Center Theatre Group)

Allbaugh moves into associate artistic director post; Keller adds duties

Lindsay Allbaugh has been promoted to associate artistic director and Neel Keller to associate artistic director/literary director for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, which consists of the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

Allbaugh joined Center Theatre Group in 2004 as assistant to the managing director and later worked in  in various capacities throughout the artistic department, most recently as associate producer. She produces the annual Block Party program featuring Los Angeles-based theater companies, which she helped launch in 2016, and mainstage productions including “Indecent,” “Bent,” “The Nether,” “Women Laughing Alone With Salad,” “Good Grief,” “Archduke” and multiple Samuel Beckett plays, including “Waiting for Godot, “Endgame” and “Happy Days.”

Allbaugh spent 10 years as co-artistic director of the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood.

Keller joined Center Theatre Group as associate producer in 2003 after working with the organization as a freelance director. He was named associate artistic director in 2011. Keller will now assume additional duties, including leading the development of new works and the L.A. Writers’ Workshop program, which launched in 2005 and provides an annual residency for seven local playwrights to research and write new works. Before joining Center Theatre Group, he worked with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, the American National Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, where he was associate artistic director from 1997 to 2000.