Orbiter 3 was founded in October of 2014 by playwrights Emily Acker, Emma Goidel, James Ijames, Mary Tuomanen, and Douglas Williams, and Artistic Director Maura Krause. In 2016, the company welcomed two additional playwright members, Lauren Feldman and Sam Henderson.
Orbiter 3's administrative and production initiatives are supported by a team of associate artists. They include Producing Associate Erin Washburn, Resident Technical Director Rajiv Shah, Resident Master Electrician Lucas Nguyen, and Design Dramaturg Maria Shaplin. Financial Architect Jay Gilman assisted the Orbiters in developing their fiscal model and strategy.
Orbiter 3 is guided by an Advisory Board made up of arts and business leaders from around the country. They include John M. Baker of Williamstown Theatre Festival; Elyssa Caplan, Esq.; playwrights Idris Goodwin, Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Samuel D. Hunter; InterAct Theatre Company Director of Operations Daniel X. Guy, PlayPenn Artistic Director Paul Meshejian, RJ Metrics founder Robert Moore, director Edward Sobel of Temple University, and Fairmount Ventures Project Manager Anneliese Van Arsdale.