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Boston theater director is accused of inappropriate behavior with students

Burgess Clark, a veteran theater educator and playwright, resigned last Tuesday.

Director Burgess Clark rehearsed “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’’ with two students. –Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe/File 2017

More than a dozen former students at the Boston Children’s Theatre have accused ­longtime artistic director Burgess Clark of ­inappropriate behavior.

Clark, 58, a veteran theater educator and playwright, resigned last Tuesday, according to the program’s board of directors, which announced his departure and the accusations in an e-mail to his accusers Saturday.

The board said the accusations against Clark were raised in an anonymous e-mail sent Thursday, two days after he resigned.

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