Mission & Board


Our Mission

To bring immediate and accessible theatre to a diverse audience.

What We Do

Washington Ensemble Theatre is committed to maintaining an environment wherein our members, as well as artists from our community, are challenged to grow through our work as an ensemble.

We intend for our theatre to be a physical and creative intersection for community and art in Seattle, and we hope to expand our contemporary audience, by fostering a love of theatre’s humanity, utility, and vitality.

The 2015-2016 Ensemble

Ali el-Gasseir, Lead Producer*
Samie Spring Detzer, Literary Manager*
James Schreck, Company Manager & Resident Sound Designer
Maria Manness, Production Manager
Jeffrey Azevedo, Finance Director
Leah Salcido Pfenning, Art & Casting Director
Rachel Liuzzi, Marketing & Communications Director
Bobbin Ramsey, Associate Producer
Shaudi Vahdat, Development Director
Tristan Roberson, Technical Director & Resident Lighting Designer
Kaillee Coleman, Resident Scenic Artist & Outreach Coordinator
Karla Davenport, Resident Properties Designer
Michael Mitnick, Resident Playwright

*Co-Artistic Director

2015-2016 Interns

Anthony White, Photo & Video
Haley Bates, Literary
Haley Osgood, Literary
Erika Bailey, Development Associate
Rachel Young, Scenic Art

Board of Directors

Peter Eberhardy – President
Kristyne A. Hughes
Rosa Joshi
Anita Montgomery
Kelsey Von Stubbe
Ben Hellerstein
Monica Ramsey
Cameron Irwin
Jānis Lībeks
Karsten Lundquist
Ali el-Gasseir*
Samie Spring Detzer*

*Member of The Ensemble




The Ensemble is Generously Supported By:

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