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Executive Leadership

Photo of Adam ImmerwahrAdam Immerwahr
Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr comes to Village Theatre from Washington DC, where he served as Artistic Director of Theater J, the nation’s premier Jewish theater. He has previously served as the Associate Artistic Director at McCarter Theatre, a Tony Award-winning theater in Princeton NJ, and as Resident Director of Passage Theatre, in Trenton, NJ. Adam’s producing credits include new works by Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, Danai Gurira, Fiasco Theater, Will Power, Stephen Wadsworth, Tarell McCraney, and Ken Ludwig, several of which have transferred to Broadway or off-Broadway. As a director, Adam’s work has been seen at some of the top theaters in the country, including The Public and Theater Row (both for Summer Play Festival), Ensemble Studio Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, McCarter Theater, Cleveland Play House, Theater J, Passage Theater, Luna Stage, Hangar Theater, Bristol Riverside, and many others. Internationally, he directed the African premiere of The Convert (nominated for Zimbabwe’s National Arts Medal). He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Alliance for Jewish Theater, and is an inaugural member of the Drama League Director’s Council. Adam is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied both Theater and Renaissance/Early Modern Studies.
Photo of Laura LeeLaura Lee
Managing Director Laura Lee is an arts administrator and advocate that brings passion, energy, and kindness to her work. She offers over 30 years of non-profit service, strong financial acumen, 15+ years of marketing, PR, and fundraising experience – last with ArtsWest, and previously with her own sports production company. Over the past nine and a half years with ArtsWest, she turned her attentions to the care and comfort of the company, the rebranding and solidification of the financial & administrative processes, marketing, fundraising, HR, facility and production support. Prior to the COVID shuttering, subscriptions grew 300%, contributed revenue over 65%, and the donor base was vastly broadened. During her tenure, ArtsWest became a Small Professional Theater with the Actors’ Equity Association, took full ownership of their building, and retired all debt. As the founder of Production Sports, Laura was the first to bring elite, international, network-televised events to Everett, WA with 2008 Skate America. This event was followed by further Olympic-level competitions both with US Figure Skating and USA Gymnastics. She provided media and PR supervision at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships and the 2012 US Olympic Diving Team Trials. She is proud to have established a sports legacy within Everett and Snohomish County. Laura resides in Monroe, WA with her husband and her dog. She is a mother of four children, who are now grown and flown.

Board of Directors

  • Jill Klinge
  • Julie Bailey
    President Elect
  • Bruce Wanta
    Vice President
  • J. Patrick Ostrander


  • Judy Yu
  • Twyla Lucas
    Vice President, Strategic Fundraising
  • John Seethoff
    Vice President, Governance
Board Members
  • Aaron Coe
  • Eric Emans
  • Gwendolyn King
  • Jim Ladd
  • Leslie Peng
  • Lydia Rapidah
  • Trina Schurman
  • Todd Thull
  • Don Weston
Emeritus Board Members
  • Barb Coplen
  • Steve Hazlerig
  • D. Edward Jones
  • Gary Kneepkens
  • Peggy Swistak
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