Ronee Penoi is the founder of Theatre from the District, an effort to support, advance, and tour the work of talented generative artists in Washington, DC. She was most recently the National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where her focus was on presenting ensemble/devised/generative work inside new play theaters. At Woolly, she was dramaturg for the remounted production of Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs and Basil Twist’s Arias with a Twist. She is the author of A Producing Theatre’s Guide to Presenting, a handbook of tools and resources for small-to-mid-sized theaters nationwide. Previously, she was part of the inaugural class of New Play Producing Fellows at the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage, where she produced Karen Zacarias’ playwright residency as well as a national convening on devised work. Ronee was Assistant Stage Manager for Anna Deavere Smith’s national tour of Let Me Down Easy, was Directing Fellow for Arena Stage’s 08-09 season, and Artistic Fellow for The Shakespeare Theatre’s 07-08 season. Currently, Ronee is writing a musical about Carlisle Indian School (recipient of a Creative Communities Fund grant from Cultural DC’s Mead Theater Lab). She is a proud graduate of Princeton University.