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.

Board of Directors

Peter Eberhardy – President
Susan Davis
Kristyne A. Hughes
Rosa Joshi
Anita Montgomery
Leonard Quiat
Rozarii Lynch
Kelsey Von Stubbe
Ben Hellerstein
Ali el-Gasseir*
Samie Spring Detzer*

*Member of The Ensemble


The 2014-2015 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
Cameron Irwin, Resident Scenic Designer
Leah Salcido Pfenning, Casting Director
Rachel Liuzzi, Marketing Director
Bobbin Ramsey, Events & Patron Services Coordinator
Shaudi Vahdat, Development Director
Tristan Roberson, Technical Director & Resident Lighting Designer
Ali Rose Panzarella, Resident Costume Designer
Kaillee Coleman, Resident Scenic Painter & Outreach Coordinator
Robert Bergin, Communications Coordinator
Michael Mitnick, Resident Playwright

*Denotes Co-Artistic Director

2014-2015 Interns

Anthony White, Photo & Video
Haley Bates, Literary
Spencer Funk, Literary