Mr. Herrmann joins Seattle Rep after a seven year tenure with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, having served as the Washington, D.C.-based theatre’s managing director since 2007. During his time there, he oversaw 18 world premieres, a 100% increase in the operating budget, the execution of a $4 million artistic capital campaign, and the purchase of Woolly’s award-winning theatre facility. Prior to joining Woolly Mammoth, Mr. Herrmann served as producing director for eight years for Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, AK. Mr. Herrmann grew up in West Hartford, CT and received his B.A. in English at Vassar College and his M.F.A. in Theatre Management at the Yale School of Drama. Prior to his enrollment at Yale, he served as Managing Director of the Albany Berkshire Ballet in Pittsfield, MA. During his time at Yale, he worked at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, CA and as Associate Managing Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre. Mr. Herrmann currently serves on the board of dog & pony dc, and he previously served on the boards of the Foraker Group and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. He has served as a panelist for the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Theatre Communications Group. Mr. Herrmann has taught Arts Administration at the University of Alaska Southeast and currently teaches in the graduate arts management programs at both George Mason University and American University. He has also worked as a sound designer on multiple productions at Perseverance Theatre and, most recently, at Georgetown University, 1st Stage, and Washington Shakespeare Company.