Theater J Staff

Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
Managing Director David Lloyd Olson

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 Marketing and Community Engagement: Stephanie Deutchman, 202.777.3230
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.

Founding Artistic Director Martin Blank

Theater J Leadership

Photo by Michael Temchine

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.




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.