Theater Latté Da Staff
Peter Rothstein I Co-Founder I Artistic Director
Peter Rothstein has directed 56 mainstage productions for Theater Latté Da, including 10 world premieres. Other recent collaborations include the Guthrie Theater, the Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera, the Illusion Theater, Ten Thousand Things and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. He is the creator of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Steerage Song – a new musical created in collaboration with Dan Chouinard. Recently, Peter was named the 2015 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune. He has previously been named Theater Artist of the Year by Lavender, and Best Director by City Pages. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation. He holds a B. A. in Music and Theater from St. John’s University and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. www.Peter-Rothstein.com
Denise Prosek I Co-Founder I Resident Music Director
Denise Prosek has worked extensively as a music director, pianist, and arranger in the Twin Cities for the past twenty years, including forty mainstage productions for Theater Latté Da. She has also music directed for Children’s Theatre Company, the Guthrie, Park Square, Mu Performing Arts, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust, and the Ivey Awards, among others. Denise holds a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College. She was named a Playwrights’ Center McKnight Theater Artist Fellow in 2013-2014, Outstanding Musical Director in 2006 and 2008 from Star Tribune, Best Music Director in 2010 from Lavender, and Theater Artist of the Year in 2012 from Lavender.
Jean Hartman I Senior Director – Finance and Operations
Jean Hartman began her career in public accounting. After a short stint as an entrepreneur in the grocery business she served as controller of several entrepreneurial companies. Jean previously worked for Carlson Marketing Group, a division of Carlson Companies and in academia teaching at Hennepin Technical College and the University of St. Thomas. She served as the CFO for the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery for before joining Project for Pride in Living, Inc. as a Finance Manager. Jean joined the Board of Theater Latté Da in 2012. She has left the board to serve as Theater Latté Da’s Senior Director of Finance and Operations. Jean holds a BA in business administration and accounting from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Allen Weeks I Production Manager
Allen has been working in the Twin Cites as a production manager, stage manager, and designer since graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Technical Production. Before working with Theater Latté Da he was the Production Manager at Penumbra Theatre and Actors Theater of Minnesota, and the Company Manager at Climb Theater. Allen has also done work with Sample Night Live, Theatre Mu, Walt Disney World, Sesame Street Live/VEE Corporation, ShopNBC, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Virginia Luoma Dance, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Keane Sense of Rhythm, and many others.
Administration & Development
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
Manager of Artistic Programming
Michael Matthew Ferrell
Tiffany K. Orr
Production Stage Manager