FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2007

 

Contacts:

Elizabeth Andrews, Program Associate

Young Playwrights’ Theater
202-387-9173 / eandrews@yptdc.org

 

Nicola Daval, Administrator
League of Washington Theatres

202-638-4270 /    info@lowt.org

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID ANDREW SNIDER NAMED NEW PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON THEATRES



David Andrew Snider was elected the new President of the League of Washington Theatres effective March 1, 2007.  Snider is the current Producing Artistic Director of Young Playwrights’ Theater.   Since assuming leadership of YPT in 2005 he has expanded the company’s full-time staff, implemented new website and e-marketing tools, aligned YPT’s curricula with DCPS standards, produced a new monthly reading series, created YPT’s first resident acting company, streamlined and strengthened YPT’s fundraising efforts and established an Advisory Council of leading playwrights – including Anna Deavere Smith, pictured with David Snider in the attached photo.

 

Prior to joining YPT, Snider ran the award-winning Text Alive! and Camp Shakespeare at the Shakespeare Theatre.  He was the Robert Moss Resident Director of Playwrights Horizons, and Artistic Director of the Lab Company at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, NY.  He received his M.F.A. from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and his B.A. in English Literature/Russian language from Dickinson College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a Directing Fellow of the Drama League of New York as well as the current Chair of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Professional Development Committee.

 

“I’m thrilled to lead the League into its next phase of growth.  The theatre community throughout the DC area has grown so much since the League’s inception and I’m excited to see how we can match this growth, as we reinvigorate our mission and find new and better ways to serve and advocate for our members and our audiences.”

 

David Snider replaces Kevin Moore, who has left the area to become the new Managing Director of the Cleveland Playhouse in Ohio.

 

The League of Washington Theatres is an association of nonprofit theatres in the greater Washington metropolitan area.  The League was established in 1982 to promote the growth of its membership and to create public awareness, appreciation and support for theatre in Washington.  There are currently 40 theatre members and seven affiliate members of the League.  For more information visit www.lowt.org.

 

Young Playwrights’ Theater is the only professional theatre in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education. YPT empowers students to creatively express themselves and engage the world around them through the art of playwriting. Through interactive in-school and after-school programs and collaborative projects, YPT connects students, teachers, families, actors, playwrights, and professional theaters in order to create new plays that reflect the intimate voices of their communities, with a particular focus on the diversity of voices that make up the American experience.  For more information visit www.yptdc.org.

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