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BOARD
& STAFF

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ALLISON ARKELL
STOCKMAN

Founding Artistic Director

CONTACT

Allison (she/her) won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical (Helen Production) in 2016 for her work on Avenue Q. She has directed 33 Constellation productions including The School for Lies, Incognito, Mysticism & Music, Children of Medea, The White Snake, Master and Margarita, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Wild Party, The Arabian Nights, Urinetown, Journey to the West, The Fire and The Rain, ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps}, The Love of the Nightingale, 36 Views, Gilgamesh, Taking Steps, Metamorphoses, The Ramayana, The Green Bird, Women Beware Women, Three Sisters, A Flea in Her Ear, A Dream Play.  Allison has directed readings and workshops for Theater J and the Kennedy Center.  A Drama League Directing Fellow and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Allison holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and a BA in Comparative Religion from Princeton. 

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NICK
MARTIN

Associate Artistic Director

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Nick (he/him) made his directorial debut at Constellation with Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play). Recent local credits include Capital Fringe: Andromeda Breaks, FringePOP; Source Festival: Perfect Arrangement, Math, Limit: a Function of word and thought; Rorschach Theatre: Klecksography. Assistant credits include Constellation Theatre Company: The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter and the Starcatcher, Urinetown; Olney Theatre Center: Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical; Signature Theatre: Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, Beaches, Crossing. Nick graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA in Theatre and Mathematics.

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SAMUEL
KLAAS

Production Manager
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Samuel (he/him) holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in Theatre Design and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Recent Design credits include La Valentía (scenic design) with GALA Hispanic Theatre, Pass Over (lighting design) with The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, Cosí fan tutte (scenic design) with the UMKC Division of Opera, and Everybody (Scenic and Lighting Design) with the UMKC Division of Theatre. Samuel is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and the Production Managers Forum.

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MICHAEL
TSALTAS

Technical Director
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Michael (he/him) is a carpenter, welder, electrician, rigger, and an all-around theatre technician. He grew up and went to school in Knoxville Tennessee (GO VOLS) where he learned to create and produce art. In 2018 he joined the apprentice program at Olney Theatre Center and has since worked at many local theatre companies such as: Round House Theatre, Imagination Stage, Studio Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Capital Fringe Festival, and many I.A.T.S.E. jobs. He is usually found building in the shop, listening to punk rock or 80's bops.

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ANDERSON WELLS

Managing Director

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Anderson (they/them) has been working as a performer, producer, teacher, and administrator in the DC theatre scene since 2013. Prior to joining the Constellation team, they spent several years as Studio Acting Conservatory’s Education Manager. They have also worked with Arena Stage, Arts on the Horizon, Brave Spirits Theatre, Encore Stage and Studio, The Hub, The Klunch, Pinky Swear Productions, Rep Stage, Silver Spring Stage, Solas Nua, Studio Theatre, Treehouse for Creative Kids, and The Welders. Anderson is also the Founding Artistic Director of Highball Productions. They can be found performing across the country as their drag persona, Vagenesis. As a drag artist, they have won multiple titles including becoming the first ever National Bearded Empress.

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JULIA
RABSON HARRIS

Patron Services Manager

CONTACT

Julia (she/her) is a freelance director when she's not handling Patron Services at Constellation. Recent directorial credits include Silver Spring Stage: She Kills Monsters; Rorschach Theatre: Klecksography; 4208 Group: 10min Taste; Open Dialogue Theatre: Bad Jews; Open Dialogue Theatre: 12 Angry Jurors. Julia is a graduate of American University and the National Theatre Institute.

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EMMA
WESSLUND

Development Manager
CONTACT

Emma (she/her) is a proud theatremaker with experience in administration, producing, and performing. Prior to joining Constellation, she worked in the development departments of Shakespeare Theatre Company and Young Playwrights’ Theater, as well as in catering sales at The Hay-Adams Hotel. Favorite performing credits include Agnes in She Kills Monsters, Norma in Perfect Arrangement (both at Silver Spring Stage), and Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men (Little Theatre of Alexandria). Not content with spare time, Emma also serves on the board of Silver Spring Stage and sings in the City Choir of Washington. Emma attended Indiana University, where she earned degrees in Theatre and Political Science, as well as a certificate in Arts Management.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Scott Chatham
    President

  • Kenyatta T. Brunson
    Vice President

  • Ian Shuman
    Treasurer

  • Scott Hahn
    Secretary

  • Robert Bacon

  • Michael L. Burke

  • Erin D. Drake

  • Matt Haynie

  • Debodhonyaa Sengupta

  • Allison Arkell Stockman

  • Keiko K. Takagi

  • Anderson Wells

  • Rew Zukosky

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