Stage Left Announces a new Managing Director, Jeremy Whittington

Please help us welcome Stage Left Theater’s new Managing Director Jeremy Whittington!

For the past six years, Jeremy has been the Resident Designer for numerous theaters including The Public Theater of San Antonio, The Modern Theaters of Spokane/Cd’A, and Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Prior to his career in theater, Jeremy was the Associate General Manager of Tomato Street Italian Restaurant in Coeur d’Alene, and Cyrus O’Leary’s Restaurant & Bar in Spokane from 2000 to 2014. He attended Ohio University from 1989 to 1992 majoring in Theater Production and, more recently, graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with his BFA in Graphic Design from Sanford Brown. His illustrations can be seen in the children’s books “The Night the Stars Fell” and “Super Boy Maximo in Underwear,” both from Razalas Publishing.

Recent stage credits include The Threepenny Opera (JJ Peachum, Stage Left), Disney’s Newsies (Weisel/Teddy Roosevelt, The Public Theater) and Assassins (Sam Byck, The Public Theater-2018 and Lake City Playhouse-2016). Jeremy brings his varied artistic talents and his longstanding business acumen to Stage Left, where he will continue to promote diversity, inclusion, political discussion, and social justice both on stage and in our community.

Check out Jeremy’s website at

Photo by Kimberly Sharon


Stage Left, Spokane’s “alternative” theater, has announced the imminent departure of Managing Director, Wes Deitrick, effective January 31, 2020. Wes has served Stage Left for the past two seasons, leading the organization to new creative heights, with edgy plays such as the coming-of-age rock musical Bare and the surreal story of References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. This past fall, Stage Left won special recognition with a Spokane Arts Award Nomination for Imagination — “energizing and inspiring presence, jaw-dropping creativity…and excellent execution of innovative ideas.”

“Wes has done a great job as Managing Director, upholding and pushing the theater’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and social relevance,” said Stage Left Theater Association
Founder and Board President Bob Nelson. “He will be deeply missed.”

Wes leaves Stage Left due to family considerations. Stage Left’s Director of Development, Joe O’Shaughnessy, will act as interim Managing Director until a new Managing Director is named. Information about applying for the MD position will be posted on the website and social media soon.

Stage Left’s thought-provoking “Beyond Barriers” season continues on November 22 with “Venus in Fur”. Tickets, and more information about the season and theater, can be found at

The Folio at Stage Left

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new staged reading program “The Folio: Theater À La Carte” at Stage Left. What is “The Folio” at Stage Left?

“The Folio: Theater À La Carte” is a proud extension of the Stage Left Theater in Spokane. Throughout our 2019-2020 season, we will bring you works from accomplished and revered playwrights as we seek to engage our community artistically through visceral and compelling plays that celebrate our humanity, diversity, inclusiveness, and stimulate conversation with you, our audience.

Every six weeks we will bring to you a fresh new project featuring local actors in a raw reader’s format. No bells, no whistles, just the words of the playwright and open, honest work.

As a supplement to Stage Left’s Beyond Barriers season headliners, Folio performances will be brought to you for one night only. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it! A suggested donation of $5 at the door is appreciated, but what we want is you. Bring a friend, enjoy a beer, stay for the 30-minute talk back with our cast and become immersed in the world the playwrights have masterfully crafted with their language.

The Theatre is where we learn, where we become, where we create. Join us in bringing the works to life; go like our page Stage Left Theater: The Folio and stay tuned for our first show announcement where you’ll find out what’s on the menu.

We are honored to have the support of Bob and Pat Mielbrecht, without whom this project would not exist.