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Dad’s Garage Names Tim Stoltenberg Their New Artistic Director

A former ensemble member who guided the troupe through the pandemic after Jon Carr’s departure, he’ll move from interim to permanent leader.

Tim Stoltenberg.

ATLANTA: Dad’s Garage is proud to announce that Tim Stoltenberg has been named as the theatre’s new artistic director, after serving as its interim artistic director after Jon Carr left to become the executive producer at the Second City in Chicago. After seeing Tim’s commitment to advancing Dad’s Garage during a time of great change, the company’s board was excited to move him from interim to a permanent position. 

During his time as interim AD, Tim led the company through one of the most challenging times in its history. His successes include spearheading outdoor drive-in improv shows, as well as the return of indoor staged programming and mounting a production of Dad’s Garage’s beloved Invasion: Christmas Carol

“I feel so fortunate to have this time at Dad’s Garage, and I look forward to upholding our artistic goals: supporting artists as they discover, grow, and fail,” said Stoltenberg in a statement. “That’s what Dad’s Garage does: It unites people in laughter, in failure, in a shared experience, in positive connection with strangers…To be part of the reason people are laughing together, united together, is the most rewarding and humbling feeling I know. That’s why I do what I do.”

Stoltenberg previously worked with Dad’s from 2002 to 2008 as an ensemble member, director, teacher, and improv director, where he helped to create original improv formats and scripted shows. Stoltenberg also worked with the Academy Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Alliance, Laughing Matters, Agatha’s Dinner Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and Jewish Theatre of the South. He worked with the Second City in Chicago from 2009 to 2014 as a member of the touring company, teacher, and actor in co-productions with the Goodman Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Stoltenberg also taught and performed at Second City L.A.

Founded in 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre is an ensemble-based, community-driven theatre specializing in improv and scripted comedy.

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