In the five years since he took over as the Huntington Theatre Company’s artistic director, Peter DuBois hasn’t changed his focus. He’s built on the company’s rich history both by nurturing a slate of local playwrights and recruiting high-profile projects from out of town. He’s done it while staying connected to New York City without getting lost in the neon lights.
“We have a deep commitment to the city that we’re part of,” DuBois told the Globe earlier this year. “But then we feel we’re part of a global community and part of a very vibrant theater scene.” That’s not just lip service. While the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge under artistic director Diane Paulus has become a kind of farm league for Broadway, the Huntington’s epicenter remains firmly in Boston.