Brigitte Winter has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management, arts administration, fundraising and strategic communications in the DC region. Prior to joining YPT, Brigitte worked as a Legislative Director in Annapolis, and served as Artistic Director of The Unmentionable Theatre, a Baltimore-based company dedicated to producing new plays with social and political weight. Brigitte holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC,) summa cum laude, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She continues to work with Georgetown as an Adjunct Instructor. Brigitte is the proud recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award from the UMBC Alumni Association, the 2013 Outstanding Student Award from Georgetown University and the 2012 Georgetown Social Impact Award for her commitment to creating positive social change as a communicator.
In 2014, Brigitte and her husband, Dustin Blottenberger, co-founded No Discipline Arts Collective, an artist-led initiative committed to producing cross-disciplinary work that breaks down traditional boundaries between isolated artists and disciplines. Since August 2014, No Discipline has presented seven pop-up art events featuring more than 60 artists and writers and benefiting causes including the ALS Foundation, the Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Young Playwrights' Theater, Columbia Writers, Shirley’s Boxer Rescue and House of Ruth Maryland.
Brigitte is also an author with short fiction featured in the bestselling 2016 City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales anthology by Forest Avenue Press, the 2017 Enter the Apocalypse anthology by TANSTAAFL Press, the 2017 Renewal Anthology by Queer Sci Fi and Columbia Writers’ 2014 anthology, Trapped Tales.