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Peter Rothstein

Producing Artistic Director

Peter Rothstein serves as the Producing Artistic Director for Asolo Repertory Theatre where he directed Man of La ManchaSweeney Todd and Ragtime. He works extensively as a director of theater, musical theater, opera and new work development. For 25 years Rothstein served as the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da, a Minneapolis-based company dedicated to new and adventurous music-theater. Other collaborations include the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things and Seattle’s 5th Avenue as well as the Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Chicago Opera Theater. Rothstein is the creator of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, which had its Off Broadway debut in 2018 receiving the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and has been seen around the globe airing on PBS. Rothstein served on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Alive and Kickin’ and the Twin Cities’ Ivey Awards. He has been a panelist and evaluator for the Playwrights’ Center, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals. He holds degrees in Music and Theater from St. John’s University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Ross Egan

Managing Director

Ross Egan's extensive experience in theatre and business makes him ideal to lead Asolo Rep into the future. Previously he was the Managing Director of the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, where he successfully navigated the challenges posed by the pandemic, including producing Barter at the Moonlite Drive In, one of the first theatres in the world to produce during that time. He was also the Director of Operations for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and founded the Joseph Jefferson award-winning Refuge Theatre Project in Chicago.

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