Neighborhood resident Joel Ferrell has been promoted to associate artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center.

From the media release: “In his new position, Ferrell will continue to direct and choreograph plays and musicals at DTC, while also expanding his role as the lead producer of DTC’s main stage productions. Ferrell will work closely with guest directors and designers to oversee productions from the initial creative process, including design and casting, through the productions’ rehearsals and performances.”

Ferrell began as a freelancer for the theater center in the late 90s and joined the full-time staff in 2009. He lives near Kidd Springs Park.