Artistic Director | Leslie Kobylinski

Based out of the DC metro area, THE ROSE is a forward-thinking professional theater company hosting the area's premiere new play development series: FIRST DRAFT. Featuring celebrated playwrights alongside professional award-winning actors and directors, audiences rave "THE ROSE pushes the boundaries of what theater could/should be."

THE ROSE runs on the generosity and talents of over 100 seasonally contracted professional artists under the artistic leadership of Leslie Kobylinski and an artistic team of recognized award-winning theater professionals.

Artistic Director & Founder  |  Leslie Kobylinski

Managing Producer  |  Rose M. Kobylinski

Business Affairs  |  Mary Ellen Reardon

Resident Writer  |  Chris Stezin

Assoc. Artistic Director & FD Resident Playwright  |  Richard C. Washer

A2D  |  Sun King Davis

Producing Associate (Twin Cities)  |  Keith Bridges

Producing Associate (New England)  | Christopher Lane

Producing Associate (Hollywood)  |  Dustin Loomis

Producing Associate (DC)  |  Jameson Freeman

Contributing Playwright  |  Peter Coy

Resident Composer  |  Alvin Smithson

     Resident Conceptual Artist  |  Erik Swanson

Inspiration Guru |  Craig McClure

Digital Media Maven  |  Annie Mooers

Talent Acquisition |  Sun King Davis