Artistic Director | Leslie Kobylinski

We love new ideas...

Based out of the DC metro area, THE ROSE is a forward-thinking start-up passionately rooted in the idea of innovating the theatrical experience for a modern audience. Featuring celebrated professional award-winning actors, musicians, artists, directors, and story-tellers, 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.

We love new plays...

THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series |  FIRST DRAFT celebrates the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater and that audiences are an integral part of the process. That's why all our new play readings are free-of-charge and available at friendly accessible venues.

Over a dozen seasons, THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series has been lucky to work with some of the most vibrant playwrights in the country.  We've debuted over 45 new plays with more than half receiving full productions in DC, on Broadway and around the globe.

Artistic Director & Founder  |  Leslie Kobylinski

Assoc. Artistic Directors  |  Chris Stezin & Richard C. Washer

Creative Director  |  Christopher Lane

Managing Producer  |  Rose M. Kobylinski

Business Affairs  |  Mary Ellen Reardon

Resident Playwrights  |  Chris Stezin Richard C. Washer

Contributing Playwrights  |  Peter Coy Allyson Currin Stephanie House

Asst. to the Artistic Director  |  Sun King Davis

Producing Associate (Twin Cities)  |  Keith Bridges

Producing Associate (Hollywood)  |  Dustin Loomis

Producing Associate (DC)  |  Jameson Freeman

Producing Associate (DC)  | Michael Skinner

Sound Audio Engineer |  Constantine Hios

     Resident Conceptual Artist  |  Erik Swanson

Inspiration Guru |  Craig McClure

Digital Media Maven  |  Annie Mooers

Talent Acquisition |  Sun King Davis