San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) recently announced Colleen Kollar Smith as their new executive director. Colleen is a native San Diegan and grew up in Vista. She has extensive experience both on and off the stage with organizations like Lamb’s Players Theatre, CYT San Diego, and more recently, New Village Arts. SDMT Founders Erin and Gary Lewis said, “We are thrilled to have Colleen’s expertise, education, and vision guiding our organization into its next exciting phase of growth. We know that with Colleen as part of our team, we have a new and fresh energy that will help SDMT provide more opportunities to enrich the development of the arts in San Diego.” Colleen added, “I have admired SDMT’s quality of product and process over the years and am thrilled to join a remarkable team here. In addition to the season of Broadway musicals SDMT has become known for, we are poised to build exciting new programs that we hope will attract and serve new audiences.” To learn more visit