Kathleen Turner

Life After Campo

Life After Campo

What happens to a theater when it loses its founding director — especially when that person is such a singular and high-profile force for decades in the community?

Hartford's TheaterWorks faced a series of quick and dramatic hurdles following the announcement in January that longtime artistic and executive director Steve Campo, 59, would be taking a medical leave. In June, Campo resigned from the theater he created 27 years ago

Over the last eight months, the 12-member board named an interim artistic director, downsized its last two shows of its 2011-12 season, announced plays for its new season, stabilized its finances, renegotiated tenant leases in the building it owns,...