Midland Community Theatre names Sahli as new artistic director

MIDLAND Midland Community Theatre has announced the hiring of Adam Sahli as the new artistic director.

A press release from MCT said that the decision was made by the Board of Governors along with a sub-committee of board members and executive director Tim Jebsen, who worked through three rounds of candidate interviews to narrow down the search.

The release also stated that “filling this role is imperative for MCT’s transition and is a step towards Mr. Jebsen’s succession at Midland Community Theatre after 25 year tenure. Mr. Jebsen will be working closely with Mr. Sahli in his new position until Jebsen’s departure in 2026 in which Sahli will ideally serve as the next executive director.”

Sahli has been the Artistic Director at Round Barn Theatre (RBT) in Nappanee, Ind. for the past three seasons.

Prior to joining RBT, Sahli served in a multitude of theatre and non-profit capacities including professorships with Huntington University and Minnesota State University, vice president of the board at Arena Dinner Theatre, development director and director of digital programming for Audiences Unlimited where he stewarded the organization’s selection for its first National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

Professionally, in theater, he is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and has worked across the country including residencies with The Guthrie Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.