I founded theatre from the district to support, make known, and create touring opportunities for Washington DC's best generative theatrical work. DC is a vibrant town for collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and these roster artists are engaging our world from every angle- exploring social justice, democracy, identity, and the cost of war. I'd love to introduce them to you.
Ronee is a Producer, Director, Composer, and Performer who has been living and working in Washington, DC for 7 years. She is the author of A Producing Theatre's Guide to Presenting, a handbook for small-to-mid-sized producing theatres interested in presenting visiting artists, especially those creating work outside of the play-to-production model. She completed this handbook while the National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. While at Woolly Mammoth, she worked with Joey Arias and Basil Twist (Arias with a Twist) and Mike Daisey (The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs). She was part of the inaugural class of New Play Producing Fellows at The American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage (now at ArtsEmerson), where she produced a national multi-day convening on Devised Work with artists, presenters, producers, and funders. She was Anna Deavere Smith's Touring Assistant Stage Manager for the national tour of Let Me Down Easy, which also aired on PBS Great Performances.
An artist in her own right, Ronee is the composer of Indian Stories, a new musical based on the history Carlisle Indian School, which received a Creative Communities Grant from CulturalDC. She directed the world premiere musical adaptation of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Capitol Fringe Festival) and has assistant directed multiple productions at Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theatre Company, including the pre-Broadway production of Next to Normal at Arena Stage.
Ronee is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in Music and certificates in Theatre & Dance and Vocal Performance.
To request a copy of the first edition of A Producing Theatre's Guide to Presenting, please contact me.
About Ronee Penoi
2010 - present
2010 - present