Sun Valley Performing Arts Inc. Board of Directors Chair, Bill Lowe announced today that Casey Wilder Mott has been appointed the Executive Director of the Argyros Performing Arts Center (The Argyros) in Ketchum/Sun Valley, ID.  “Following a national search, we are thrilled to have Casey, an accomplished filmmaker and creative team leader, returning to the Wood River Valley to lead our staff and join our Board beginning on June 1.”

Casey has strong roots in the Wood River Valley, having completed high school at the Community School in 1999. That same year, he was a founding company member of the inaugural Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival. He has maintained close personal and professional ties to the Valley’s arts and culture community ever since, most recently by producing The Argyros’ own three-day opening showcase. Casey received his BA from Yale University as well as an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He started working in Hollywood at the famed William Morris Agency, before becoming Director of Development at Flashlight Films. In 2015, Casey founded 5B Productions, an independent film production company based in Los Angeles. His feature film credits via that banner include the NASA/Google documentary The University; the SXSW/A24 drama Hot Summer Nights; and his own directorial debut, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Casey’s commitment to the arts, combined with his deep familiarity with the local community, made his selection an easy and unanimous choice for the board.

Added Casey, “I’ve watched and cheered from afar as the long-held dream of a world-class performing arts center in downtown Ketchum has become a reality. The Argyros’ talented staff and its dedicated board have done a fantastic job getting the facility on its feet. I hope I bring enthusiasm, experience, and a community-centric approach that will build on the organization’s early success. I’m coming home!”

The Executive Director search was led by Greg Phillips of CSTAR Development who has consulted on this project for four years and continues to help book The Argyros Presents.

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