MJTC Welcomes New Communications Manager

Contact:         Katharine Kline, Communications Manager
                       (612) 205-1609

August 15, 2014

MJTC Welcomes New Communications Manager

St. Paul, MN --- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) welcomes Katharine Kline to the MJTC family as its newly appointed Communications Manager.

Katharine brings a wealth of arts experience to MJTC. Formerly, she was the Director of The Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. In this position, she oversaw Theater J, The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, The Screening Room Film Series, and The Washington Jewish Film Festival.  Additionally, Katharine directed the Department of Literary and Music Programs at the Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts where she oversaw an annual literary festival, founded and directed The Washington Jewish Music Festival, and curated a year-round author and concert series. She attracted nationally renowned talent to the arts center, including Tony Kushner, Robert Pinsky, Amos Oz, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Thomas Friedman, and guests for NPR's Selected Shorts program. Katharine holds a BA in Religion and an MA in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago.

“I’m very excited to welcome Katie” says Barbara Brooks, MJTC’s producing artistic director.  “The part-time communications manager position was established two years ago as part of MJTC's long-range strategic plan to increase organizational capacity by enlarging staff.  Katie brings not only an extensive background in arts administration, but an enthusiasm for and commitment to the work of MJTC.  She’s a perfect fit for the position and our plans for growing staff-time.”

MJTC is a non-profit organization currently celebrating its 20th season. MJTC ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, its work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding of all people. For more information about MJTC and its 20th anniversary season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651)647-4315.