Theater J Names New Artistic Director

News   Theater J Names New Artistic Director
 
Adam Immerwahr has been named the new artistic director of Theater J in Washington, D.C. This decision comes ten months after longtime artistic director Ari Roth was fired.

Immerwahr is an award-winning director and producer whose work has included Off-Broadway plays as well as regional and international productions.

Immerwahr is currently serving as associate artistic director of McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. He will step into his role as artistic director of Theater J Dec. 1.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Immerwahr said, "It’s very clear that the first season I program will be subject to a certain kind of scrutiny. My goal is to program a diverse variety of plays on a great many themes and topics, and Israel is absolutely one of those. There are difficult questions to ask about Israel for all American Jews, and we won’t be shy about asking them if we feel there is art that asks them excellently."

McCarter artistic director Emily Mann said, "It’s all about de-escalating. If anyone can do it, I think he can."

To read about Roth's controversial dismissal, click here.

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