About ExPats Theatre



ExPats Theatre was founded in 2019 by Karin Rosnizeck with the mission of producing plays that 1) address global problems, 2) reexamine historical narratives, 3) incorporate women’s perspectives, and 4) explore the human condition across cultures. The world today faces many problems ranging from poor governance, income inequality, violence, and racial injustice to human rights abuses, migration, climate change, and authoritarianism. There are extraordinary forces unfolding that challenge the human spirit and weaken the bonds that bind individuals together.


In this situation, we need theatrical productions, the performing arts, and the humanities that broaden people’s horizons, provide a sense of history, incorporate women’s perspectives, and address cross-cultural issues. We believe theatre is a vital force for exploring issues of contemporary society and politics. In our complex world, we bring international dramatic works to DC that are thought-provoking, provide a fresh perspective, and offer a platform for audience engagement. ExPats is a small theater that grapples with big ideas.               

Diversity and Inclusion


By choosing work that encourages critical reflection and audience engagement, ExPats Theatre provides a platform for D.C. audiences to participate in an open exchange of ideas and embrace different worldviews. In all of our activities, we welcome diversity in all its forms and work with people from a variety of backgrounds based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and other characteristics protected by U.S. law. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity organization that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment


We are committed to an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Our Theatre prohibits bullying or harassing behavior towards anyone involved with our productions. Individuals may report suspected bullying or harassment at ExPatsTheatre@aol.com.



ExPats is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization under the US Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contributions can be made via Venmo, Zelle, or check, or you can click below to donate using PayPal or major credit cards: 



Mailing List


If you have any questions or want to join our mailing list, you can email us at ExPatsTheatre@aol.com.

Board Members


Karin Rosnizeck (President)

Yvonne Paretzky (Vice President)

Colin Davies (Secretary)

Darrell West (Treasurer)

Emily Morrison

Edgar Rios

Luigi Laraia



Artistic Director:  Karin Rosnizeck

Communications:  Darrell West

Graphic Design:  Matthew Rose