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Weathers Named Interim Executive Producer of RLT

07/18/2023


Raleigh Little Theatre’s (RLT) Board of Directors has appointed Michele Weathers as the Interim Executive Producer of the organization. In this temporary capacity, Weathers will collaborate with the RLT staff and board to oversee the business and artistic operations for the theatre.

Michele Weathers

“Michele has a lot of experience leading organizations through times of transition and is well acquainted with the Triangle performing arts community,” stated Natasha Gore, President of the RLT board. “We are fortunate to have her talent and expertise as we navigate a leadership change and are confident in her ability to ensure that RLT continues to thrive over the next several months.”

Weathers will begin as Interim Executive Producer on August 4, 2023, allowing for one week of overlap with exiting Executive Producer Heather Strickland.

“RLT is a vital thread of Raleigh’s arts fabric, and I am delighted to lead at a pivotal moment in its history,” stated Weathers. “I look forward to joining forces with Natasha and the Board, the staff and volunteers, the artists, and partners as we continue to work hard for the community we have been charged to serve.”

Weathers is a seasoned performing arts professional with expertise in the non-profit and commercial sectors. She has a track record of preparing and executing balanced budgets for organizations ranging from $500,000 to $7 million. 

Most recently, she was the Executive Director and Senior Advisor at Carolina Ballet. There she played a critical role in the launch of the ballet school in 2018, which now has over 200 students, and orchestrated a smooth transition between the Founding Artistic Director/CEO and his successor. Weathers has held leadership roles at PlayMakers Repertory Company, Theatre Raleigh, and more. NY credits include In the Heights, High Fidelity, Orson’s Shadow, and Red Light Winter. Professional development includes DEI training with the national firm, artEquity. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and grant panelist for the NEA. She was recognized with TBJ’s Women in Leadership Award in 2020. She volunteers for the Backpack Buddies Program and serves as Treasurer of the Enloe Arts Guild at Enloe High School, where her daughter is a junior.

The RLT Board of Directors has engaged Armstrong McGuire to conduct a search for RLT’s next Executive Producer. The Executive Producer will oversee both the artistic and operational sides of the theatre, and it is expected that the position will be posted late summer. The search for the Executive Producer is anticipated to take six to nine months to complete.