Producing Artistic Director – Chad Rabinovitz

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Chad Rabinovitz is the only artist in the United States simultaneously serving as the Producing Artistic Director of two theaters devoted to new works: Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY) & Bloomington Playwrights Project (Bloomington, IN). In addition to producing new works, Chad has directed more than 100 productions across the country, focusing primarily on new and contemporary plays and musicals. He is also currently the Producer of the Adirondack Film Festival as well a visual arts festival, Arts Fair on the Square. At ATF, Chad has grown attendance from 5,700 to over 14,000, doubled subscribership, broke numerous box office records, introduced innovative children’s programming, and produced multiple best-selling shows in ATF’s history. Under Rabinovitz’s tenure, the Bloomington Playwrights Project has undergone what Bloom Magazine calls “a near miraculous renaissance”, quintupling its subscribership, erasing all debt, and purchasing its building. BPP sold out every single performance of every production for 5 straight years. Specializing in developing new works, Rabinovitz has fostered and directed premieres from countless prominent playwrights. He is also known for his unique ability to work with magicians on developing and directing their acts. For his achievements, Rabinovitz was the recipient of Bloomington’s Manager of the Year Award, the Downtown Revitalization Award, Bloomington’s Attraction of the Year Award, and was honored with being on the cover of Bloom Magazine where he’s referred to as “a visionary artistic director, savvy businessman, and inspirational leader.” He was named one of the 100 Reasons to Love Bloomington and was awarded Bloomington’s 10 Under 40 award as well as Glens Falls’ 20 Under 40 award in the same month. Chad is a proud graduate of Advanced Space Camp.


Managing Director – Brad Schiesser

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Brad Schiesser is the Managing Director of Bloomington Playwrights Project. Before taking the job at BPP, he worked for many years in fundraising for Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield Massachusetts. An Indiana native from South Bend, he holds both a BA in Theatre and Drama and a MA of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University. He firmly believes that new work is the lifeblood of theatre and is proud to help the BPP bring these amazing artists and writers visions to life.


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Associate Artistic Director: Ben Smith

Education Director: Eric Shelley

Marketing and Development Associate: Mallory Elver

Box Office Manager: Amanda Marino

Literary Manager: Susan Jones

Production Manager Patrick Weigand

Technical Director: Richard I. Landon

Resident Scenic Designer: David Wade

Sound Engineer / Master Electrician: Thomas Tiggleman

Resident Costume Designers: Kayla Cieslinski


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