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 political 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 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.               



By choosing work that encourages and 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.



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 PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or check. For details, 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



Artistic Director:  Karin Rosnizeck

Artistic Associate:  Kate Foster

Communications:  Darrell West

Graphic Design:  Matthew Rose