David Ellenstein Named Artistic Director and Bill Kerlin Named Managing Director of the Laguna Playhouse

May 18, 2023…Laguna Beach, Calif…Laguna Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced today that North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director David Ellenstein, and Managing Director Bill Kerlin, have been named Laguna Playhouse’s new Artistic and Managing Directors respectively, effective immediately. They will continue as Artistic and Managing Directors of North Coast Repertory Theatre as well. The Laguna Playhouse Board of Directors comments, “The Board of Directors are thrilled that David and Bill have decided to bring their talents to Laguna Beach and lead our theatre. With their depth of experience and inspiring artistic vision we are confident in their ability to take our Playhouse to new heights.” Marc Tayer, President of North Coast Rep’s Board of Directors adds, “We are excited to expand our relationship with the Laguna Playhouse, a storied theatre in an adjacent market. David and Bill are a superb team, and will bring proven artistic and operational excellence to the Laguna area, while continuing to delight theatre audiences in San Diego.”