WE ARE THE ROSE THEATRE CO.
We love new ideas...
Based out of the DC metro area, THE ROSE is a forward-thinking start-up passionately rooted in the idea of innovating the theatrical experience for a modern audience. Featuring celebrated professional award-winning actors, musicians, artists, directors, and story-tellers, audiences rave "THE ROSE pushes the boundaries of what theater could/should be."
THE ROSE runs on the generosity and talents of over 100 seasonally contracted professional artists under the artistic leadership of Leslie Kobylinski and an artistic team of recognized award-winning theater professionals.
We love new plays...
THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series | FIRST DRAFT celebrates the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater and that audiences are an integral part of the process. That's why all our new play readings are free-of-charge and available at friendly accessible venues.
Over a dozen seasons, THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series has been lucky to work with some of the most vibrant playwrights in the country. We've debuted over 45 new plays with more than half receiving full productions in DC, on Broadway and around the globe.
Artistic Director & Founder | Leslie Kobylinski
Assoc. Artistic Director | Richard C. Washer
Creative Director | Christopher Lane
Managing Producer | Rose M. Kobylinski
Business Affairs | Mary Ellen Reardon
Resident Writer | Chris Stezin
Resident Playwright | Richard C. Washer
A2D | Sun King Davis
Producing Associate (Twin Cities) | Keith Bridges
Producing Associate (Hollywood) | Dustin Loomis
Producing Associate (DC) | Jameson Freeman
Producing Associate (DC) | Michael Skinner
Contributing Playwright | Peter Coy
Resident Composer | Alvin Smithson
Resident Conceptual Artist | Erik Swanson
Inspiration Guru | Craig McClure
Digital Media Maven | Annie Mooers
Talent Acquisition | Sun King Davis