Two River Theater is led by Artistic Director Justin Waldman and Managing Director Nora DeVeau-Rosen.
Justin Waldman (he/him/his) began his tenure on November 1, 2022, and assumed responsibility for Two River Theater’s 2022/2023 season. Two River’s 2023/24 30th Anniversary Season is the first slate of programming curated by Waldman and Managing Director Nora DeVeau-Rosen. Waldman is a theatrical producer and director who has brought over 250 productions to life during his over 20-year career. As Associate Artistic Director at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, one of America’s flagship regional theatres, he has developed new musicals and plays, American and world classics, holiday programming, and overseen one of the country’s preeminent Shakespeare festivals. During his tenure, the Globe has transferred five productions to Broadway, including A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award for Best Musical), Bright Star (Tony Nomination for Best Musical) and the upcoming Almost Famous, had six productions remounted in venerable New York theatres including Lincoln Center Theater and Roundabout Theatre Company, and presented 35 world premiere productions. Justin was instrumental in the creation of the Old Globe’s Social Justice Roadmap, which charts a path toward making the Globe a more just, equitable, representative, accessible, and anti-racist institution.
At Williamstown Theatre Festival, where, as Artistic Associate, he led the Literary Department and new play development initiatives for three seasons, six of the 11 new plays produced were subsequently presented at New York theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, The Culture Project, and more. Other prior staff positions include Artistic Associate of the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, MA and Producing Artistic Director of Next Stages, which he founded. Justin is a graduate of Tufts University.
Nora DeVeau-Rosen (she/her/hers), joined the Two River Theater leadership team in February 2023, bringing her vast background and experience in not only theater and entertainment but work culture and staff development, budgeting and finance, and re-imaging fundraising and messaging. Two River’s 2023/24 30th Anniversary Season is the first slate of programming curated by Waldman and Managing Director Nora DeVeau-Rosen. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, DeVeau-Rosen is a theatrical administrator and producer (theater and digital), with a deep passion for supporting new voices and new stories. Most recently, DeVeau-Rosen served as a key member of the development team at Pasadena Playhouse, where she garnered the largest general operating gift in the company’s 105-year history. Prior to her fundraising work, she was appointed by Cirque du Soleil to serve as the General Manager of The Works Entertainment, producer of the world’s largest magic shows. In just six months, DeVeau-Rosen oversaw multiple concurrently running productions across the globe, while simultaneously integrating both corporations.
From 2016-2019, DeVeau-Rosen was the General Manager of East West Players, the country’s longest running theater of color and the largest producer of Asian American Pacific Islander work. Under her leadership, the organization successfully navigated a monumental artistic leadership change, doubled the size of its operating budget, expanded the Board of Directors, and co-produced the Broadway production of Allegiance starring George Takei. Before moving to California, she served as the Managing Director of the highly celebrated Clubbed Thumb company that produces “funny, strange and provocative new works by living American playwrights.” There she orchestrated substantial revenue growth, championed emerging playwrights and brokered programs with community partners that ensured sustainable and long-term growth for the company. She has also worked as a consultant and in various capacities at Imaginer, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Heidi Duckler Dance, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Bushwick Starr, among others. DeVeau-Rosen has served as a grants panelist for California Arts Council, Center Theatre Group, and ART/New York.