Ronee Penoi

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Ronee is a 2016 Theater Communications Group (TCG) Rising Leader of Color and was recently selected to join the third cohort for the The Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ (APAP) Arts Leadership Program, Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). She is also Creative Producer for the Welders Playwrights' Collective (winner of Washington DC’s John Aniello Award for Best Emerging Theatre Company).

Previously, Ronee founded Theatre from the District, an effort to support, advance and tour the work of interdisciplinary artists in Washington, DC. She was the National New Play Network (NNPN) Producer-in-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where she authored A Producing Theatre’s Guide to Presenting, and was part of the inaugural class of New Play Producing Fellows at the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage. She was Assistant Stage Manager for Anna Deavere Smith’s national tour of Let Me Down Easy, and as Directing Fellow at Arena Stage, assisted Director Michael Greif during the pre-Broadway production of Next to Normal. For The Shakespeare Theatre’s 07-08 season, Ronee was the Artistic Fellow, working in casting and dramaturgy. Ronee has been at work on a new musical about Carlisle Indian School titled Indian Stories, supported by the Creative Communities Fund at Cultural DC’s Mead Theater Lab. She has been a Commons Producer and contributing writer for, and has also worked with the Consensus Building Institute to embed theater practices in their conflict resolution practice in the U.S. and Internationally. Ronee has a BA in Music with Certificates in Theater and Vocal Performance from Princeton University.