About

Our Team

It takes dedicated employees to make an organization like ours work. Learn more about them here.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

LEON SEEMANN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

301.634.2265

Leon is recognized as an expert in non-profit management has come home to the theatre after stepping away for ten years to spend more time with his children. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he has spent the past 20 years helping non-profits grow by ensuring they are “Well Funded, Well Managed, and Well Respected.” He has helped over a hundred non-profits in diverse fields including arts, education, Jewish community, associations, youth, geriatric, and economic empowerment.

Leon is a lifelong believer in the power of theatre to change young people’s lives. He worked at Center Stage in Baltimore for year after college before taking a year abroad. He returned to work at Studio Theatre in DC, where he served as General Manager and helped to almost double the size of the company over 8 years.

Leon was hired as the Managing Director of Adventure Theatre in June of 2017.  In this short period of time he has worked closely with Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt to restructure the ATMTC Academy, navigate an extensive rebuild from an electrical fire at the theatre, and launch a comprehensive Diversity Initiative to literally change the face of the organization.

Chil Kong, Artistic Director

Chil Kong becomes ATMTC’s new Artistic Director on August 1, 2019. With more than 10 years’ experience as Co-Artistic Director for the Lodestone Theatre Ensemble and collaborations with the Disney Channel, Chil brings a strong vision and passion for the art of theatre for young audiences in addition to a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Chil began his career in theater garnering multiple awards for his innovative reimagining of American classics and developing ground breaking new works as artistic director of theater companies in Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and in Los Angeles as the Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. Seeking new challenges, Chil transitioned to film and TV with his pilot adaptation of the critically acclaimed book Screening Party by Dennis Hensley in “Fashion Police” (Entertainment Television). After directing two feature films (“The Mikado Project” and “QWERTY”) and multiple short films (“Pollen,” “The Oh-Malley’s,” and “The Walk”), which star such talents as “Ugly Betty” actor Alec Mapa and “Sullivan & Son” actress Jodi Long, Chil was tapped as the creative director of a film fund which focused on English based stories for the Asian market. He currently has a live-action feature in development at Disney Channel.

Margo Brenner Collins, Director of Education

301.251.5766 x2224

Margo has more than 15 years of professional experience in theatre education and production. Most recently, she taught theatre for Denver Public Schools and for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to moving to Colorado, Margo spent many years in the DC area and taught for The Kennedy Center and Imagination Stage, among others. She worked in production with companies such as The Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater. Additionally, she was the Production Manager and founding Education Director for Washington Revels. Margo is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Directing and received her Ed.M from Harvard University.

Academy

Corey Bales, secondary Program Manager

301.251.5766 x2225

Corey oversees the Pre-Professional Program, Conservatory Program, Student Productions and Summer Musical Theatre Camp.

Dannielle Hutchinson, Associate Education Director

301.251.5766 x2221

Elementary Programs Manager – facilitates and oversees scheduling and logistics for K-5 Academy Programs including OOST programming. The EPM also manages the private voice studio. 

Production

Kirsten Parker, Production Stage Manager

Kirsten is responsible for stage managing Adventure Theatre’s mainstage productions and production management of the Academy productions.  

Divinia Shorter, Artistic and Literary Associate

 

Communications and Development

Craig Stapert, Director of Development

301.251.5766 x2223

Craig Stapert is Director of Development at Adventure Theatre-MTC. He oversees a comprehensive friend-making and fund-raising program to support and expand professional performances and educational opportunities.

Cheyenne Taylor, Development Associate

301.251.5766 x2228

Cheyenne supports the Director of Development on processes to ensure ATMTC achieves its fundraising goals.

HEATHER SUN, MARKETING MANAGER

301.634.2271

Heather is responsible for the overall look and feel of all of the digital and print material for ATMTC. She also manages the website.

Finance

Alec Guroff, Bookkeeper

 

Photographers

Bruce Douglas | Mike Horan | Ryan Maxwell | David Moss

Videographer

David Gerber

Driving Strategic Direction

Our Board brings a variety of viewpoints to the table reflecting the organiziation’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. A team of highly experienced community leaders, these strategic thinkers are committed to the long-term growth and mission of ATMTC.