Introducing Boston Court’s New Executive Director, Manuel Prieto

PHOTO: Lyd & Mo Photography | The South Pasadenan News | Boston Court Pasadena's Executive Director Manuel Prieto.


After an extensive nationwide search, we are excited to announce Manuel “Manny” Prieto as Boston Court Pasadena’s new Executive Director. He joins Artistic Director Jessica Kubzansky to co-lead the organization.

Manny comes to Boston Court having served for seven years as Executive Director of Los Angeles Music and Art School (LA MusArt), and most recently as Director of Education at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts. He previously held roles at Center Theatre Group, P.S. Arts, and as a designer has worked on productions for E! Network, Center Theatre Group, Pasadena Playhouse, Cornerstone Theatre, El Teatro Campesino, 24th Street Theater and the LATC.

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Boston Court Board Chair, Edward Rada, notes, “Manny’s deep passion for the variety of programming at Boston Court, as well as his commitment to building community partnerships and expanding relationships for the organization, make him the perfect person to partner with Jessica to lead the organization into its next 20 years.”

Jessica agrees, “I could not be more thrilled to work with Manny, whose advocacy and creative strategic thinking I so admire. I am delighted by the opportunity to dream the organization forward together.”

Manny holds a B.F.A. from the University of Southern California in Theater Design and a M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University. He was co-chair of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council, member of the steering committee of the Latinx Theatre Alliance-LA and a former LACDAC internship program participant and peer mentor. He brings his background and perspective as a student of design and an arts educator to his role as a leader, and works for the communities he himself recognizes from childhood – communities with abundant artistic potential and very few resources.

Please join us in welcoming Manny to Boston Court where he can be reached at