Theater J Staff

Managing Director: David Lloyd Olson

Associate Artistic Director: Johanna Gruenhut

Producing Director: Kevin Place

External Affairs

Development Manager: Emily Gardner

Director of Patron Experience: Jasmine Jones

EDCJCC Arts Marketing Coordinator: Lena Barkin

EDCJCC Arts Outreach Coordinator: Jacob Ettkin

Ticket Office Manager: Tabitha Littlefield

House Managers and Ticket Office Associates: Mitchell Adams, Cristen Fletcher, Regev Ortal, Robert Reeg, Hadiya Rice, Kaneeka Rice, Sam Rollin, Jill Roos, KJ Moran Velz, and Mary-Margaret Walsh


Resident Production Stage Manager: Anthony O. Bullock 

Director of Stage Operations: Danny Debner

Technical Director: Tom Howley

Head Electrician: Garth Dolan

Resident Casting Director: Jenna Place

Resident Props Designer: Pamela Weiner

Education & New Play Development

Education Programs Assistant: Jen Jacobs

Expanding the Canon Rosh Beit: Sabrina Sojourner

Commissioned Writers: Lila Rose Kaplan, Caraid O’Brien, and Aaron Posner

Teaching Artists: Dr. Debra Caplan, José Carrasquillo, Evan Casey, Felicia Curry, Hadar Galron, Kimberly Gilbert, Tyler Herman, Eric Hissom, Naomi Jacobson, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Kate Eastwood Norris, Cody Nickell, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Jenna Place, Aaron Posner, Howard Shalwitz, Dani Stoller, Diep Tran, Holly Twyford, Erin Weaver, and Em Whitworth

Phone Numbers

Tickets & Subscriptions: 202-777-3210

Group Sales: 202-777-3241

Donations: 202-777-3225

Press Inquiries: 202-777-3230

Producing & Literary: 202-777-3227

Scene Shop: 301-595-5220

Stage Operations: 202-777-3234

Community Engagement: 202-777-3230

School Programs: 202-777-3225

Finance: 202-777-3229

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David Lloyd Olson (he/him/his) has spent over a decade managing nonprofit theaters, most recently serving as managing director of Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia where he oversaw the organization’s largest ever fundraising campaign and the doubling of their annual foundation support. He was manager of the executive office and board engagement at the Shakespeare Theatre Company where he supported the transition of the theatre’s artistic directorship from Michael Kahn to Simon Godwin. He was a founding company member of Pointless Theatre in Washington DC where he served for ten years as managing director, during which time the company was awarded the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company at the Helen Hayes Awards. He was an Allen Lee Hughes management fellow at Arena Stage and served as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Valmiera, Latvia. He has twice been the recipient of a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities fellowship program grant and was on the host committee of the 2016 Theatre Communications Group national conference. He attended the University of Maryland where he received a B.A. in theatre from the College of Arts and Humanities and a B.A. in government and politics from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.