Artistic Director, Studio Theatre
The Washington Post called Joy Zinoman’s 2010 departure as artistic director of Studio Theatre “one of the most significant changes in years at the top of a Washington performing arts organization,” but David Muse, 38, has proven a more than worthy successor. He has presided over two audacious seasons and is well into his third. He was nominated twice in 2012 for a Helen Hayes Award, for directing The Habit of Art and Venus in Fur. With Muse, Studio’s stages promise to remain among the most creative and respected in Washington.