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Molly Smith
Artistic Director
Edgar Dobie
Executive Producer

Founding Leadership

Zelda Fichandler
Founding Director
Thomas C. Fichandler (1915-1997)
Founding Executive Director

Arena Stage productions, programs and initiatives are executed by a talented and dedicated staff of 125 full-time employees, 200+ seasonal artists and more than 3,500 volunteers. Our staff and artists are routinely recognized as leaders in their field, and have been honored with the following awards:

  • Tony Award for Artistic Excellence
  • 100 Helen Hayes Awards
  • American Express Award for Outstanding Leadership in Professional Theatre
  • The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community
  • International Ticketing Association (INTIX) Box Office of the Year Award
  • National Multicultural Institute Diversity Award
  • Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
  • Brand Design Association Award, Consumer Branding

Senior Staff

Joseph Berardelli
Chief Financial Officer
Jackie Rucker Bohi
Director of Human Resources
Khady Kamara
Associate Executive Director
Joel Krause
Production Manager
Anita Maynard-LosH
Director of Community
Engagement / Senior Artistic Advisor
Holly K. Oliver
Chief Development Officer
Ian Pool
General Manager
Seema Sueko
Deputy Artistic Director