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.
Seena Hodges I Senior Director – Marketing and Development
Seena Hodges has worked in the theatrical industry as a producer, marketing director, publicist and audience development associate. Seena is Senior Director—Marketing & Development for Theater Latté Da (TLD) after serving as the Director of External Relations for seven months. During her tenure, the organization has doubled the number of active subscribers and achieved a record number of single ticket sales. Currently, Seena and Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, are spearheading NEXT 20/20—a robust new works initiative aimed at developing 20 new musicals or plays with music and shepherding many of them to full production. She is the former Communications Manager for the Guthrie Theater and previously worked at New York press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown, developing audiences and creating media opportunities for several Broadway shows including: Fences (with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis), The Scottsboro Boys, Anything Goes, High, The People in the Picture, The House of Blue Leaves and The Book of Mormon. Seena also served as marketing director for the 2010 Fringe NYC and 2011 GLAAD Media Award-winning play when last we flew by Harrison David Rivers. Seena is a graduate of the Theatre Management and Producing MFA Program at Columbia University where she was a Dean’s Fellow. She serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Theater Alliance and is a member of the Membership Committee for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT).
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.
Marketing and Public Relations Assistant
Manager of Artistic Programming
Michael Matthew Ferrell
Tiffany K. Orr
Production Stage Manager