Staff & Board

Staff

Maxwell Williams

Maxwell Williams

Artistic Director

mwilliams@lepetittheatre.com
504.522.2081 x3

Currently in his second season as Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre, Mr. Williams has directed the company’s productions of The Glass Menagerie and Our Town, and co-directed the world-premiere adaptation of Sleeping Beauty (An American Panto). Prior to coming to LPT, he served as Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut's Hartford Stage, where he directed the world premiere of Matthew Lopez's Reverberation, as well as critically-acclaimed productions of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Boeing-Boeing, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, Dying City, and A Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story of Christmas. His other directing credits include world premieres and revivals at theaters across the country, including 59E59 Theatres, the Bank St. Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Capital Repertory Theatre, and Chance Theater, as well as work for Signature Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Primary Stages, the Alley Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theatre. 

Katie Hallman

Katie Hallman

Managing Director

khallman@lepetittheatre.com
504.522.2081 x5

Prior to moving to New Orleans in 2014, Ms. Hallman served as Director of Concert Operations for Manhattan Concert Productions in New York City. There, she oversaw the production of  over 55 concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Center - Orchestra Hall, and other venues across the United States. Ms. Hallman produced the prestigious Broadway in Concert Series for MCP, presenting star-studded concert performances at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, including RagtimeParade, as well as the reunion concert of Titanic. Previous work includes Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) and the Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis). BA from Luther College (IA); MA from New York University (NY).

Crystal Gross

Crystal Gross

Development Director

cgross@lepetittheatre.com
504.522.2081 x2

Crystal Gross is a development professional with over 15 years of fundraising and marketing experience. Crystal joined Le Petit as Development Director in September 2015 and holds a BA in Communications and Media Studies from Loyola University New Orleans. Before joining Le Petit, she served as Development Director for WWOZ 90.7FM, beginning with the station in 2007. Crystal is a native of Ohio, but has resided in New Orleans since 1998.

 

Ashley Robison

General Manager

arobison@lepetittheatre.com
504.522.2081 x6

Ashley Robison joined the Le Petit staff in Summer 2016, after having served the arts and nonprofit sectors for the past decade. Locally, she has worked with Tulane University's Office of Academic Affairs, Department of Theatre & Dance, and the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane; she has also worked with Cardinal Stage Company, The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, and the Indiana University Foundation, among others.  She earned her MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University (Bloomington) and her BA from Loyola University (New Orleans).  Ms. Robison currently serves on the Young Professional Committee for the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) and volunteers with the LASPCA.

James Lanius

Production Manager

jlanius@lepetittheatre.com
504.522.2081 x4

A St. Franicsville, LA native, James has returned to southern Louisiana after receiving his MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama. While at Yale, James was the Production Supervisor for the Yale Cabaret - a student run theatre with a new show each week - as well as an Assistant Production Manager at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale School of Drama. James spent his summers in southern Vermont as the Assistant Production Manager at Weston Playhouse - producing new & classic musicals - and later as the Production Manager at the Dorset Theatre Festival – producing new plays. In New Orleans, as a founding member of the St. Francisville Transitory Theatre James designed & produced La Concierge Solitaire and bobrauschenbergamerica. He has also worked as a lighting, sound, and video designer with Southern Rep Theatre and the Tulane Shakespeare Festival. James is excited to be back in New Orleans and a part of the Le Petit team! 

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