Alan Wade to Serve as Interim Artistic Director of Olney Theatre Center by Laura Assendio

Olney Theatre Center Begins Search for New Artistic Director

Olney Theatre Center announces that Martin Platt is no longer serving as the Artistic Director of the Theatre. An Artistic Director search will begin immediately and Olney Theatre Center plans to fill this position by early 2013. In the interim, Alan Wade will be serving as our Artistic Director.

Olney Theatre Center has been pleased to have Mr. Platt serve as Artistic Director. Mr. Platt has accomplished much in his short tenure with our Theatre and we wish him well in his new endeavors. We are especially proud to present the exciting 2013 season that has been programmed.

Alan Wade.

Mr. Wade began his association with Olney Theatre Center as a member of Olney Theatre Center’s National Players touring company. Mr. Wade recently directed a production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at Olney Theatre Center. In addition to directing nine National Players company tours,  he has appeared in many Olney Theatre Center productions, most recently Farragut North and Witness for the Prosecution.

Mr. Wade is a member of the Board of Directors of Olney Theatre Center and serves on the advisory boards of The Washington Stage Guild and The Potomac Theatre Project.

About Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center, celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2013, is an award-winning, nonprofit, Equity theatre. Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round. Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick “triangle,” within easy access of all three cities. For more information please visit

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The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts wishes Mr. Wade much success.


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