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Who We Are

Co-Founders Rachel Sussman (left) and Katherine M. Carter (right) in 2016

Katherine M. Carter (Co-Founding Artistic Director) is a stage director, and the co-founding Artist Director of the MITTEN Lab.  Recent: Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, New School for Drama, Joe’s Pub. Previous: Houston Grand Opera, Westport Country Playhouse, Boston Lyric Opera, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, New York Musical Festival, On Site Opera, The Little Orchestra Society, 3LD, NYU, and Wolf Trap Opera. Fellowships: New Georges, The Drama League, and Playwrights Horizons. 2019 Honored Finalist for Women in the Arts & Media Coalition with playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger. Upcoming: Wolf Trap Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Carnegie Mellon University.


Rachel Sussman (Co-Founding Artistic Director), a native Michigander, is a Tony Award-winning producer, educator, and entrepreneur. She has worked with such companies as Audible Theater, The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Second Stage Theatre, RKO Stage, and Lincoln Center's American Songbook. A past Women's Project Lab Time Warner Foundation Fellow, Rachel was the recipient of the 2019 Prince Fellowship in Creative Producing, founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute and a University Honors Scholar alumna of NYU Tisch. 


Lynn Spiro, President

Rachel Brosnahan

Lauren Berger

Madison Davidson

Kelsey Ross



Erin Anderson, Parallel 45 Theatre

Kevin Dodd, Activate Midwest: Play Festival

Maggie Keenan-Bolger, Honest Accomplice Theatre

Brad and Amanda Kik, Crosshatch

Kit McKay, Parallel 45 Theatre

Emilio Rodriguez, Black and Brown Theatre

Alexandra Silber, Actress and Author

Samantha White, Shakespeare in Detroit

Denise Whitehead, Couzens Lansky

Sarah Winkler, Detroit Public Theatre

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