Mission & Board

Our Mission

Through collaborative artistic leadership, Washington Ensemble Theatre fearlessly creates audacious stories for adventurous Seattle audiences.

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 Ensemble Is

Samie Spring Detzer, Artistic Director
Maria Manness, Production Manager
Leah Salcido Pfenning, Art & Casting Director
Jeffrey Azevedo, Managing Director
Rachel Liuzzi, Director of Marketing & Communication
Bobbin Ramsey, Lead Producer
Tristan Roberson, Technical Director & Resident Lighting Designer
Kaillee Coleman, Resident Scenic Artist & Outreach Coordinator
Karla Davenport, Resident Properties Designer
Joceline Wynn, Resident Stage Manager & Company Manager
Erika Bailey, Director of Development & Community Engagement
Ryan Dunn, Resident Graphic Designer
Jenn Oaster, Resident Costume Designer
Maggie Rogers, Literary Manager



Mayme O’Toole, Ensemble
Benjamin Benne, Literary

Board of Directors

Kelsey Von Stubbe – President
Karsten Lundquist – Vice President
Ashton Hyman – Treasurer
Jānis Lībeks – Secretary
Sameer Syed Arshad
Peter Eberhardy
Laura Hanson
Ben Hellerstein
Cameron Irwin
Michelle Kiefel
Monica Ramsey
Heather Skeehan
Praju Tuladhar

Corinne Smith- Advising Attorney