In October 2011, after 27 years of operation as The Helen Hayes Awards, the region’s leading theatre service organization transitioned to become theatreWashington. theatreWashington is the only organization that promotes, represents and supports Washington theatres, artists and audiences of all ages. In this transition, the governance of the organization also evolved.
The operation of theatreWashington, including all programs and services, continues to be overseen by a Board of Directors.
The Helen Hayes Awards year-long adjudication policies and procedures are now overseen by a Board of Governors comprised of theatre professionals, academics, and life-long, learned theatregoers. This Board,
The Board of Governors is supported by two working committees:
THE ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE
THE NEW EMERGING THEATRES COMMITTEE
2014 BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Abel Lopez (Chair) - Associate Producing Director, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Ian Armstrong – Actor
Edgar Dobie – Managing Director, Arena Stage
Jenny McConnell Frederick - Co-Artistic Director, Rorschach Theatre; Director of Performing Arts, Cultural DC
Todd Morgan – Theater Programming, The Kennedy Center
Serge Seiden - Associate Producing Artistic Director, Studio Theatre
Gwydion Suilebhan - DC Rep, Dramatists Guild of America; Playwright
Daniel MacLean Wagner - Professor and Former Director, School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies, UMD; Lighting Designer
Brad Watkins – Director of Theatre Services, theatreWashington