WASHINGTON, D.C.: Studio Theatre has named Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg as its new managing director. Ende Lichtenberg, who currently serves as managing director of the local Theater J, will begin her new post in December.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg to the Studio Theatre family,” said board president Larry Naake in a statement. “Rebecca’s experience guiding Theatre J through a remarkable period of growth and change, and her abilities as a leader and strategist, make her an ideal choice for this role. I am looking forward to the partnership between artistic director David Muse and Rebecca as our new managing director, to successfully guide us through our 40th anniversary season and beyond.”
Ende Lichtenberg has served as managing director for eight seasons at Theater J. She previously served as the company’s director of marketing and communications. During her tenure, she led the institution through a leadership transition and increased the company’s income through subscriptions, single ticket sales, and contributed income. She also created a new mission and strategic plan, and oversaw the planning for an off-site season while the theatre underwent renovations. Before her time at Theater J, Ende Lichtenberg worked in arts marketing at Sitar Arts Center and Ford’s Theatre. She currently serves as chair of adjudication committee for theatreWashington and on the steering committee of ArtsActionDC. She previously served as the president of the board of Forum Theatre and as a Helen Hayes Judge. She holds an M.A. in arts administration from Columbia University, a Certificate in Budgeting and Finance from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program.
“I have been seeing work at Studio Theatre for nearly two decades and long have admired the company’s ability to innovate and uphold the highest standards of artistic excellence,” said Ende Lichtenberg in a statement. “I am honored to partner with visionary artistic director David Muse and Studio’s talented senior team in leading this nationally recognized organization into its next phase. This amazing opportunity gives me the chance to help build on Studio’s legacy of developing new work, to nurture the next generation of artists and arts professionals, and to deepen my connections in the D.C. community.”