AMERICAN THEATRE | David Ellenstein and Invoice Kerlin to Lead Laguna Playhouse

David Ellenstein (picture by Aaron Rumley) and Invoice Kerlin (picture by Matt FitzGerald)

LAGUNA BEACH and SOLANA BEACH, CALIF.: Laguna Playhouse and North Coast Repertory Theatre have introduced that David Ellenstein will function inventive director at each theatres. North Coast Rep managing director Invoice Kerlin will even serve in that capability at each theatres.

“We are thrilled that David and Invoice have determined to deliver their abilities to Laguna Seaside and lead our theatre,” the Laguna Playhouse board stated in an announcement. “With their depth of expertise and provoking inventive imaginative and prescient, we’re assured of their capacity to take our Playhouse to new heights.”

“We’re excited to broaden our relationship with the Laguna Playhouse, a storied theatre in an adjoining market,” Marc Tayer, president of North Coast Rep’s board of administrators, stated in an announcement. “David and Invoice will deliver confirmed inventive and operational excellence to the Laguna space, whereas persevering with to thrill theatre audiences within the San Diego space.”

Ellenstein has led North Coast Rep since 2003 and has labored on over 300 productions throughout 5 many years. He beforehand served because the inventive director of Los Angeles Repertory Firm, in addition to Arizona Jewish Theatre. Ellenstein has directed over 60 productions at North Coast Rep and has directed works at Alabama Shakespeare Competition, Paper Mill Playhouse, and 59E59 Theaters, amongst others. As an actor, he has appeared onstage at Los Angeles Theatre Heart, Arizona Theatre Firm, and Moonlight Stage Productions, amongst others. He has served as visitor college at a number of universities, together with California State College, Northridge and California Institute of the Arts, and has acted in lots of movie and tv roles.

Kerlin, an Indiana native, brings over 30 years of expertise in finance, advertising and marketing, and gross sales to Laguna Playhouse. He has been with North Coast Rep for 12 years and spent 16 seasons as director of administration at Coconut Grove Playhouse. He has additionally labored in insurance coverage and retirement planning and has taught at Miami-Dade Faculty. He holds a Bachelor’s diploma from the College of Miami and a Grasp’s diploma from Florida Worldwide College, and beforehand served as a board member for the performing arts activism group Camposition.

Based in 1920, Laguna Playhouse brings performances to over 80,000 patrons every season. Their instructional programming consists of year-round courses, productions for and by kids and teenagers, and the curriculum-based skilled touring program TheatreReach. As of 2021, the theatre had a price range of roughly $2.8 million.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, at present celebrating its forty first season, phases award-winning productions from each established and rising playwrights. North Coast Rep creates a platform the place artists and audiences can thrive via the intimacy of reside theatre. As of 2022, the theatre had a price range of roughly $4.3 million.

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