It is with great sadness that we announce the death of IFMCA member Kyle Renick. Kyle died on November 29th, 2019.
Kyle served as Executive Director of WPA Theatre (Workshop of the Players Art Foundation, Inc.), producing more than one hundred Off-Broadway plays and musicals, including such long-running successes as Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. He produced new works by Yoko Ono, Larry Kramer, Charles Busch, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright, Israel Horovitz and Reynolds Price, as well as revivals by Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Edward Albee.
Born and raised in St. Louis, he attended Tufts University in Boston and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in Drama and Music. Mr. Renick had been a consultant for both the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York. He wrote extensively on movie music for Film Score Monthly and has had articles published in Theatre Times and Back Stage among other publications. Mr. Renick is a Charter Member of Early Music America and a proud supporter of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Forum and Museum of Modern Art.
He had been a member of the IFMCA since 2016.