Alumna Meropi Peponides '13 Joins Soho Rep as Director
BY Nina Mahesh, February 5, 2020
Theatre alumna Meropi Peponides '13 will join Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, and Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director, as Artistic Development and Producing Director of Soho Rep. According to Soho Rep., this move positions Peponides strategically to help with the companies desire “to grow its artistic output, strengthen organizational infrastructure, and highlight its role as a vital civic institution.”
Peponides says, “While the American theater reaches new heights of imagination in the work it puts onstage, there is a lack of it in the structural ways we consider how to run a company, and I am excited for this opportunity to think differently about how leadership can look and function… This is an exciting moment to me because historically, theater producers have often been seen as executing or working in service of someone else’s vision; but I see producers as people who can be part of the forward-vision of an organization.”
Peponides had been at the company for five years, while also pursuing other artistic endeavors. “Peponides is a co-founder of Radical Evolution, a multiethnic producing collective committed to creating artistic events that seek to understand the complexities of the mixed-identity existence in the 21st Century whose works include The Golden Drum Year: a story in poetry and prose, Loving and Loving, The Corrido of the San Patricios, and Songs About Trains. Peponides came to Soho Rep. from the Foundry Theatre, where she served as Creative Producing Fellow. She was previously an assistant line producer at The Public and part of the Women’s Project Lab. She received her MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University, and has worked as a freelance dramaturg in addition to serving as a dramaturgical voice for Soho Rep. and Radical Evolution.”
Founded in 1975, Soho Rep. is dedicated to cultivating and producing visionary, uncompromising, and exuberant new plays.