Theater J Staff

Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
Managing Director Jojo Ruf
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Associate Artistic Director: Johanna Gruenhut
Associate Producer: Kevin Place, 202.777.3227
Resident Casting Director: Jenna Duncan
Commissioned Writers: Lila Rose Kaplan, Drew Lichtenberg, and Aaron Posner

Director of Patron Experience: Chad Kinsman, 202.777.3268
Development Coordinator: Tyler Carcy, 202.777.3225
Ticket Office Manager: Corinne Williams 202.777.3250

Technical Director: Tom Howley
Production Coordinator: Danny Debner, 202.777.3234
Resident Production Stage Manager: Anthony O. Bullock
Head Electrician: Garth Dolan
Lead Shop Associate: Ellen Houseknecht
Charge Artist: Carolyn Hampton

Artist Ticket Office Associates: Charles Aube, Arpan Bhattacharyya, Willette Coleman, Trevor Comeau, Rayna Cook, Carol Jones, Katherin Lim, KJ Moran, Hadiya Rice, Jill Roos, Mary-Margaret Walsh.


Theater J Leadership Team

Adam Immerwahr and Jojo Ruf

Adam Immerwahr is the fourth Artistic Director in Theater J’s history. He was most recently the Associate Artistic Director at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. NYC directing credits include productions at The Public, Theater Row (both for Summer Play Festival), Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Wild Project, and NYU’s Studio Tisch. Internationally, he Directed the African premiere of The Convert in Zimbabwe (nominated for the National Arts Medal Award, Zimbabwe’s highest arts award). He has Directed and developed work for McCarter Theatre, Luna Stage, Hangar Theatre, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, PlayPenn, the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Princeton Summer Theater, Westminster Choir College, Theatre Masters, and Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, where he serves as Resident Director. Adam is the recipient of a 2008 Drama League Directing Fellowship and the 2010 NJ Theatre Alliance “Applause Award.” Adam was the winner of the 2014 Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Center for Excellence and the Center for Non-Profits.

Jojo Ruf joined Theater J as Managing Director in early 2019 after serving as the Managing Director of The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University for four years. Prior to The Lab, Jojo worked for the National New Play Network for five years and served as the Associate Executive Director for two years. Jojo was the founding Executive and Creative Director of The Welders, a Helen Hayes Award-winning playwrights collective in Washington, DC. She was a Coordinating Producer for the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival, and has worked with Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. Jojo is in her fifth year of serving on Theatre Washington’s Advisory Board. Jojo was selected as one of 30 DC Women Changing the Game by District Fray Magazine in 2021. Most recently, her work has taken her to Cuba, China, Chile, Israel, Poland, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and throughout the UK, among other places. She has her MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.