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Joe Ruffner Named Executive Director of Right Angle Entertainment

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Right Angle Entertainment has announced veteran live entertainment industry executive Joe Ruffner has been promoted to executive director. His responsibilities will entail the oversight and management of Right Angle Entertainment’s touring productions, as well as adding his expertise to the rapid and strategic growth of the company. Right Angle Entertainment was founded in 2014 by Alison Spiriti and Justin Sudds and produces and/or manages the North American tours and experiences for Wheel of Fortune Live!, Hasbro’s Clue a Walking Mystery, The Price is Right Live!, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, The Psychology of Serial Killers, The Life and Music of George Michael, Ghosts: Do You Believe? and many more.


“We recognize Joe as an invaluable asset to our team,” says Spiriti. “His contributions have been instrumental in expanding our slate, strengthening our relationships with our strategic partners and providing excellent support to our talent on and off the stage.”


“Alison and Justin have built a company that brings the magic of interactive live entertainment to audiences around the world. I’m excited by Right Angle’s embrace of non-traditional productions and for audiences to see what’s next from this incredible team, our creative partners and the spectacular artists with whom we get to tour the country.” says Joe Ruffner.


Ruffner has been engaged in a variety of roles in the touring and theatrical industry. He worked as an actor, stage manager, casting director and company manager, initially at Playhouse Square, Karamu House and Beck Center for the Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as National Company Manager for GFour Productions, developing staff and managing productions across the country, including a record-setting sit-down in Atlanta, where he was fortunate to collaborate with Synchronicity Performance Group and the SAG-AFTRA Players. In Chicago, he stage-managed the renowned Second City e.t.c. and produced multiple touring companies, allowing him to collaborate with creative partners at Berkeley Rep, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center for the Arts.


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Right Angle Entertainment co-founded by Alison Spiriti and Justin Sudds, specializes in the production, marketing, management and distribution of nontraditional theatrical, concert and immersive experiences. Right Angle Entertainment’s proud roster includes: Hasbro’s Clue a Walking Mystery, The Masked Singer Live, National Tour, Jay Shetty’s Love Rules, The Wheel of Fortune Live!, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, The Psychology of Serial Killers, The Life and Music of George Michael, Price is Right LIVE!, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (National Tour) among many others. Right Angle Entertainment works closely with studios, agencies, artists, licensors and managers to bring properties, talent and brands to life on stage or in bespoke locations globally.