Maggie Boland (Managing Director) joined the Signature Theatre staff in May 2008. In nearly 15 seasons at Signature, Boland has overseen tremendous growth at the Theatre, more than doubling Signature’s annual revenue, growing the annual audience by more than 50,000 and expanding Signature’s full-time staff by 76%. Under her leadership, Signature generates more than $15 million in annual economic activity and employs more than 400 actors, musicians, artisans, teaching artists and arts administrators each year, making it one of Arlington’s most important small businesses and Virginia’s largest non-profit professional theater company. Throughout her tenure, Signature has solidified its reputation as a world-class home for musicals and new work, nurturing the careers of emerging and established composers and playwrights. The Theatre was honored with the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in 2009.
Prior to joining Signature, Boland spent nearly 10 years at Arena Stage in increasingly senior positions, beginning as Marketing Director and later assuming oversight of the Annual Fund and $125 million Next Stage Campaign as the Director of External Affairs. Prior to joining Arena Stage, Boland worked on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly six years, where she oversaw annual giving and participated extensively in Roundabout’s capital campaign to fund the restoration and renovation of the American Airlines Theatre.In 2016, Boland was honored with a Women Who Mean Business award from the Washington Business Journal. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Washington and currently serves as Vice President of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT).