New leader chosen for firm

“We are ecstatic to welcome Emily (von Stuckrad-Smolinski) as our new Executive Director.” says Natasha Randall, Zoot Theatre Company’s Board Chair. “We feel that we have found the perfect person to lead Zoot into its next phase of growth. Emily will bring a fresh perspective, passion and creativity to Zoot, building upon its strengths and deep sense of commitment to our region’s arts sector. She has served nonprofits at all technical levels and has a breadth of perspective and experience. We look forward to what the future holds.” Zoot Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) organization forward-thinking theatrical design company, specializing in puppets and masks headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski

Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski


Emily’s resume includes over 17 years of theatrical and arts management throughout Dayton’s major arts leaders. She spent the majority of her time with the Victoria Theatre Association advancing tours that graced the Victoria’s stage working with IATSE Local 66. She also took great care of the Rike’s Animated Figures. Prior to that, she filled her days at Memorial Hall before the stage fell dark. Emily volunteers with Dayton Visual Arts Center and serves on the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board for Zoot Theatre Company.

“I look forward as I continue to serve and partner with the area’s non-profit organizations in this new capacity,” remarks Emily. “I am dedicated to Zoot Theatre Company because it provides cultural enrichment and enlightenment to our community and is one of the few theatrical touring companies in Dayton.”

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