Princeton Summer Theater Returns in 2018

 (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Summer Theater is pleased to announce that Daniel Krane and Hannah Semmelhack will serve as the company’s new leadership team for the 2018 season. Daniel Krane, originally from Brookline, MA, will serve as PST’s Artistic Director, with Princeton native Hannah Semmelhack as Executive Director. Both are Theater certificate students at Princeton University.

"Daniel and Hannah have been delighting winter audiences with incredible productions on the Princeton campus,” said Geoff Rich, the President of the Board of Trustees of PST. “I know they'll carry forward the great tradition of presenting a compelling summer of great theater for the Princeton community."

Since 1968, Princeton Summer Theater has provided the Mercer County community with high-quality works of theater produced by young artists, and continues to be dedicated to training and fostering the talent of the up-and-coming leaders of the theater world. In March PST was awarded the JerseyArt’s People’s Choice award for “Favorite Small Theatre” and this summer marks the company’s 49thseason.

Krane and Semmelhack are leaders on the boards of Princeton Shakespeare Company and Theatre Intime, and both have recently worked on productions with the Lewis Center for the Arts. 

Krane and Semmelhack said, “We cannot be more delighted to bring a season of exciting and timely theater to life this summer.” 

Daniel Krane is thrilled to serve as Artistic Director for the upcoming season of Princeton Summer Theater. He is currently a senior at Princeton University, studying Spanish and Portuguese, with a certificate in Theater. A director and writer from Brookline, MA, his directing credits at Hamilton Murray Theater include The Flick by Annie Baker and Blue Heartby Caryl Churchill. At the Lewis Center for the Arts, he directed a piece with Theatre for One for the opening Festival of the Arts, a workshop production of an original opera by Andrew Lovett, and worked on a production of We are Proud to Present…by Jackie Sibblies Drury for his theater thesis. Daniel spent his last summer working as an intern for The Public Theater’s Public Works program, helping with their production of As You Like It,and is the current Artistic Director of the Princeton Shakespeare Company. 

Hannah Semmelhack is flattered to have been chosen as Princeton Summer Theater’s Executive Director for the 2018 season. She is currently a sophomore at Princeton University, majoring in Classics with certificates in Theater and Musical Theater. On campus, she is involved with student theater groups as well as the Lewis Center for the Arts. Her experience is primarily in stage management, most recently Theater Intime’s She Kills Monsters; but she is also interested in lighting design, most recently the Lewis Center for the Art’s Letters and Dreams. While Hannah is very involved with technical theater, she is also interested in theater management with her role as Theatre Intime’s Production Manager. She will be stage managing an upcoming student-written thesis production, Trailing Rhiannon, for the Lewis Center this May. 

Preparations are currently underway for PST’s 2018 season. More information regarding specific productions, directors, and ticketing will be announced later this spring. Performances will run from June 21 to August 19.