Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg served as the Managing Director of Theater J for eight seasons, during which time she led the theater through an Artistic Director transition and was instrumental in growing income by 29%. Prior to that, she worked in arts marketing at Sitar Arts Center, Theater J and Ford's Theatre. She currently serves as the Chair of Adjudication Committee for theatreWashington and on the Steering Committee of ArtsActionDC. She previously served as the President of the Board of Forum Theatre and as a Helen Hayes Judge. She holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University, a Certificate in Budgeting and Finance from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program.
"I have been seeing work at Studio Theatre for nearly two decades and long have admired the company's ability to innovate and uphold the highest standards of artistic excellence. I am honored to partner with visionary Artistic Director David Muse and Studio's talented senior team in leading this nationally-recognized organization into its next phase. This amazing opportunity gives me the chance to help build on Studio's legacy of developing new work, to nurture the next generation of artists and arts professionals, and to deepen my connections in the DC community."
Ende Lichtenberg speaks with Kelly Nelson, Studio’s Director of Marketing and Communications, sharing her thoughts about Studio’s place in the DC and national landscape as well as giving a shout out to three of her favorite restaurants.