Ron became Development Director for NON:op OPERA in January, 2015. He came from Collaboraction Theatre where he served as the Director of Community Partnerships from 2013. Prior to that, he was the Resident Director for Historical Perspectives for Children (HPC) with companies located in Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. He has directed over 90 plays and musicals, including two off-broadway at the Nat Horne Theatre in New York. Wachholtz has several adaptations that have been produced as an author and received a Jeff award for Design for 84, Charing Cross Road at Chicago Cooperative Stage. Prior to HPC, he was the executive director, artistic director, or managing director of DuPage Repertory Theatre and Theatre Hikes in Chicago; The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise; Playhouse on the Square, Memphis; and Nettle Creek Playhouse and Silbiger Theatre in Indiana. Ron also taught theatre and television courses at Wayne State College, Nebraska. He has developed or reorganized a half dozen not-for-board organization during his theatre career. He also managed the development, funding and construction of theatres for Wayne State College, Nebraska, Nettle Creek Playhouse in Indiana, Circuit Playhouse, Memphis, TN, and The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, Idaho.
BFAE Wayne State College, Theatre/Communications
MS Indiana State University, Television/Theatre Design