Solomon HaileSelassie is a director, stage manager, designer, and film maker. Since 2015, he has served as GMCW’s stage manager for our main stage concerts. He attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he trained in both vocal music and theatre, Winston Salem State University, and New York Film Academy. He received his substantive professional training at The Studio Theatre and 2nd Stage. His recent directing credits include The Passage; Phones; LunchDream, Girls; Waiting for Godot; The Shape of Things; Three in a Hallway (Ebenezer’s Ghosts); [Almost] William Shakespeare’s, National Lampoon’s, Family Guy’s, MTV’s: The Real Thanksgiving Vacation at Macbeth’s (working title); Punching People You Never MetGeorgia Avenue Nocturne; Hello | Brother; Sonata; A New Brain; Carrie: The Musical (assistant director); The Rocky Horror Show (assistant director); Twisted (assistant director).

Solomon was born and raised in DC and is proud to be a very-native son. He is the Resident Production Designer/Manager for the Library of Congress, the Resident Stage Manager for Longacre Lea, where he is a company member, and is the Founding Director of Artistic Collaboration for Annexus Theatre Company.  He continues to be a non-equity professional stage manager because he is committed to maintaining access to high quality stage managers for small, underfunded, or under recognized professional theatres.