Peter Rothstein
Co-Founder I Artistic Director

Peter Rothstein has directed 70 mainstage productions for Theater Latté Da, including 10 world premieres. Other recent collaborations include the Guthrie Theater, the Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera, the Illusion Theater, Ten Thousand Things and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. He is the creator of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Steerage Song – a new musical created in collaboration with Dan Chouinard. Peter was named the 2015 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune. He has previously been named Theater Artist of the Year by Lavender, and Best Director by City Pages. He has received seven Ivey Awards and has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation. He holds a B. A. in Music and Theater from St. John’s University and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Email: Phone: 612-454-4795

Denise Prosek
Co-Founder I Resident Music Director

Denise Prosek has worked extensively as a music director, pianist, and arranger in the Twin Cities for the past twenty years, including forty mainstage productions for Theater Latté Da. She has also music directed for Children’s Theatre Company, the Guthrie, Park Square, Mu Performing Arts, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust, and the Ivey Awards, among others. Denise holds a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College. She was named a Play­wrights’ Center McKnight Theater Artist Fellow in 2013-2014, Outstanding Musical Director in 2006 and 2008 from Star Tribune, Best Music Director in 2010 from Lavender, and Theater Artist of the Year in 2012 from Lavender.

Email: Phone: 612-339-3003


Michelle Woster
Managing Director

Michelle Woster was hired as the first managing director of Ten Thousand Things in 2003, where she worked for ten years with the company’s small staff and board to grow this locally-recognized treasure into a leader on the national theater scene. For the past four years she held senior development positions at the Center for Victims of Torture and The Family Partnership. Michelle holds a B.A. in English from The University of St. Thomas and a M.P.A. from The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband Peter Quale and their three children.

Email: Phone: 612-339-3003

Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director

Elissa Adams has spent her career developing new work. In her 19 seasons as Director of New Play development at Children's Theatre Company, she commissioned and developed more than 45 new plays and musicals that premiered at CTC and went on to productions across the country. She was Literary Manager/Dramaturg at La Jolla Playhouse and Director of Playwright Services at The Playwrights' Center, where she oversaw the Center's Jerome and McKnight Fellowships and served as Artistic Director of PlayLabs. She is a frequent dramaturg at the Sundance Theatre Lab, an Adjunct Professor at MCAD, a recipient of the McKnight Theatre Artist Fellowship and a former Board Member at Open Eye Figure Theatre and TYA/USA. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from UC San Diego.

Email: Phone: 612-339-3003

Allen Weeks
Production Manager

Allen has been working in the Twin Cites as a production manager, stage manager, and designer since graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Technical Production. Before working with Theater Latté Da he was the Production Manager at Penumbra Theatre and Actors Theater of Minnesota, and the Company Manager at Climb Theater.  Allen has also done work with Sample Night Live, Theatre Mu, Walt Disney World, Sesame Street Live/VEE Corporation, ShopNBC, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Virginia Luoma Dance, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Keane Sense of Rhythm, and many others.

Email: Phone: 612-746-1783


Andrew Leshovsky
Marketing Manager

Phone: 612-767-5646

Andrew is a seasoned marketing and branding professional in non-profit arts marketing in the Twin Cities. He holds a master's degree from the University of Innsbruck School of Management in Strategic Management and Multi-cultural Branding. A theater and arts advocate and supporter, Andrew served as Director of Marketing for Berkeley Symphony prior to joining the staff at Theater Latté Da and served as Marketing & Communications Manager at Lyric Arts Company prior to that. With a love for choral music, Andrew continues to support choral music ensembles in Minnesota both as a singer and board member for various choral music ensembles in the Twin Cities.

Jaden Hansen
Development Manager

Phone: 651-204-6852

Jaden Hansen has worked in the Twin Cities arts and culture sector for 12+ years. He comes to us from Minnesota Opera where he ran Institutional Giving. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient Greek, Jaden worked on archaeological sites throughout the Mediterranean before going into museums, where he has spent much of his career. Jaden was Executive Director of the Hennepin History Museum 2006-2014, which he left to found Museum of Minneapolis, a community-centric organization with a mission to engage, represent, and collaborate with diverse communities through collection initiatives, education, exhibits and public programs. Jaden serves on a variety of boards including the American Alliance of Museums' LGBTQ Alliance Steering Committee and the James Ford Bell Library Associates board where he is the outgoing President. Jaden’s appreciation for theater comes from the belief that theater has the power to communicate stories in a way that reveals our shared humanity.

Emilee Elofson
Marketing and Public Relations Associate

Phone: 612-225-1246

Emilee is a 2014 graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato, with a BA degree in Studio Art and a minor in Mass Media and Communications. Upon graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities and begin work as a Marketing Intern for Theater Latté Da in the fall of 2014. Her work as an intern led to a full-time position at TLD as the Marketing and Public Relations Associate, and she could not be more grateful to be working for such an amazing company and alongside so many talented and respectable people. Emilee is also a freelance photographer, specializing in weddings, headshots, and portrait sessions around the metro area. You can view her work and portfolio at

Tiffany K. Orr
Production Stage Manager

Phone: 612-746-1379

Tiffany is celebrating her eighth season as the Production Stage Manager at Theater Latté Da. While on staff, she has stage managed over 20 productions including Six Degrees of Separation, Ragtime, C., Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Oliver, Cabaret, Spring Awakening & Evita. While in the Twin Cities, she has had the opportunity to work with many amazing companies including the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, and the Pillsbury House Theatre. This summer Tiffany will return to Wichita, KS for her ninth summer as a part of the stage management team at MTWichita. Tiffany is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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Renata Nijiya
Box Office Manager

Phone: 612-339-3003

Renata Nijiya moved to Minnesota after graduating from Longwood University with a BFA degree in Theatre Performance and began working as a costume designer with companies such as 20% Theatre, Walking Shadow, Mixed Blood and Workhaus Collective at The Guthrie Theater.  She joined Ballet of the Dolls as a company dancer in 2010 as well as working as Director of Audience Services for The Ritz Theater until 2014.  Renata can be seen on stages throughout the Twin Cities as her alter-ego Queenie von Curves, producer of Naked Girls Reading, or found snuggling at home with her wife, three cats and two French bulldogs. 


Catrina Huyhn-Weiss
Events Coordinator

Catrina Huynh-Weiss has a background in events production, educational programming, performing arts, youth development, and science. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College, she has over 15 years in creative production – from producing educational television programs for PBS, C-SPAN, Discovery and Travel Channels – to events with national and local non-profit organizations. Along with working part-time for Theater Latte Da, Catrina is a Freelance Events Manager for companies such as Stagetime Productions and Be Events. She is also an actor. Her credits include, A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), A Thousand Cranes (Green T Productions), and I Call My Brothers (Theatre du Monde).


ULTRA Creative
Graphic Design

Michael Hanisch

Tod Petersen
Artistic Associate