Martin Platt has left Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center begins its search for new Artistic Director

Olney Theatre Center announced this morning that Martin Platt, who joined the company as its Artistic Director in June, 2012, has moved on to other endeavors. Olney Board member Alan Wade, who has been seen onstage at Olney in productions such as Witness for the Prosecution and Farrugut North, will serve as Artistic Director while Olney conducts a search to permanently fill the position.

Mr. Wade will be handling the ambitious 2013 season programmed by Mr. Platt. That includes a new play by Jeff Talbott, The Submission, the classic Angel Street, a modern day dress version of Tartuffe, and a visit from New York’s Bedlam Theatre doing St. Joan and Hamlet in repertory along with three musicals – Spring Awakening, Carnival and, for the holidays, Once Upon a Mattress.


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Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.


  1. David Musselman says:

    Wow– what on Earth is the real story behind this??



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