Rob Sutherland, Artistic Director. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots.

Rob Sutherland, Artistic Director. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots.

Rob Sutherland

Artistic Director

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Founder and Artistic Director, Rob is responsible for the Artistic vision for Ashland, which includes leading show selection, staffing and communicating the vision of Ashland. Rob oversees the artistic vision of the feature shows.

W H Y A S H L A N D ?

“I love that Ashland changes lives. I believe in the process!! When kids feel safe to be themselves and they are supported, encouraged and you are honest with them they will create a great show!”

W H O I S R O B ?

In addition to working with Ashland Productions, Rob has been the theater director for Tartan High School and started a theater program at St. Jude of the Lake School. He has also directed, choreographed and performed throughout the Twin Cities including Youth Performance Company, Pioneer Theater Company, The Minnesota Opera, Riverside Theater Company, Bloomington Civic Theater Company, and John Glenn Middle School. Rob is also a Spotlight Education judicator. Some of Rob’s favorite shows to have worked on are Disney’s The Lion King, Cats, Guys and Dolls and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the many times that he has worked on it. Rob has a degree in Marketing Education with a minor in Business Administration from UW-Stout. Rob has three amazing children who inspire him.