2019 Executive Board
Princeton Summer Theater's executive board is made up entirely of passionate college undergraduates and recent graduates, primarily from Princeton University and the Princeton community .
Daniel Krane is thrilled to return as Artistic Director for the 2019 season of Princeton Summer Theater. He served as Artistic Director for PST’s 2018 season, for which he directed Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein and Greetings from Mars by Annika Bennett. A 2018 Princeton graduate, his additional directing credits include The Flick by Annie Baker, Blue Heart by Caryl Churchill, and The Analysing Engine by Andrew Lovett. Krane has also worked on productions for The Public Theater, the PROTOTYPE Festival, the McCarter Theatre, OBERON (American Repertory Theater), Dixon Place, En Garde Arts, and Theatre for One. He is a proud member of the 2019-20 SDC Observership Class.
Hannah Semmelhack is ready to go as PST’s Executive Director for the second time! She is currently a junior at Princeton University, majoring in Classics with a certificate in 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 for the Lewis Center for the Art’s Public Works project, The Odyssey, directed by PST alum Victoria Davidjohn. She enjoys lighting design and is currently working on Masquerade, an original musical by PST alum Allison Spann. While Hannah is very sad to see PST 2018 go, she’s excited to bring PST 2019 to life!
Kirsten Traudt is extremely excited to be working on her first season at PST as Communications Director. A member of Princeton University’s Class of 2020, she is currently working towards a degree in Classics with a certificate in Humanistic Studies. When she’s not studying, Kirsten is heavily involved in the university’s theater community, where she has directed, designed, performed in, or otherwise worked on a number of productions. She has also produced several plays as the president of the Princeton Triangle Club and a member of the Princeton University Players Executive Board.
Juan “JJ” Lopez Haddad,
Juan Lopez is very excited to be joining PST for his first season as Executive Associate! Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, he is currently a Princeton Undergraduate from the class of 2022. He is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School, with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. Outside of academics, he is involved with a number of campus groups, including The Playwright’s Guild, Theatre Intime and Princeton University Players, as well as with the the Lewis Center for the Arts. He is also a U-Councilor in Undergraduate Student Government. Juan is very excited for this year’s season and hopes everyone will enjoy it!