Michael Rosenberg

Managing Director, McCarter Theatre Center

Michael is in his first season at McCarter. For the last nine years, he was the Managing Director of La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego where he helped develop and produce new work by Ayad Akhtar, Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green, Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegría Hudes, John Leguizamo, Basil Twist, Doug Wright, and The Flaming Lips. During his tenure, the Playhouse was awarded multi-million dollar grants from the NEA and the Wallace and Irvine Foundations to accelerate experiments meant to develop multi-ethnic projects, expand opportunities for family engagement and build the capacity to sustain community arts programs in off-site locations. Previously, Mike was Co-Founder and Executive Director of Drama Dept., a New York non-profit theater collective, where for fourteen years he produced new works by the likes of Douglas Carter Beane, Warren Leight, Isaac Mizrahi, Paul Rudnick, and David & Amy Sedaris. His early work included stints in Atlantic City, at the Kennedy Center and with the National Dance Institute’s Trenton residency. He is also the Assistant Coach for the U13 Ironmen FC. Follow him on Twitter @MrMikeRosenberg.