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Laura Kepley is Cleveland Play House’s ninth artistic director. CPH directing work includes Good People (at CPH and Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play; My Name is Asher Lev; and readings of Roe Green Award-winning plays Marjorie Prime, by Jordan Harrison, and Daphne’s Dive, by Quiara Alegría Hudes. She joined CPH in 2010 as associate artistic director, having arrived from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where she was resident director and artistic associate for four seasons and interim director of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA in Directing Program for one. She has also directed for Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among others and has worked with playwrights on the development of their work at The Public Theater (N.Y.), The Playwrights’ Center (Minn.), PlayPenn (Pa.), Naked Angels (N.Y.), The New Harmony Project (Ind.), PlayhouseSquare’s Launch Program (Ohio), and WordBRIDGE Playwrights' Lab (S.C.). A native Ohioan, Kepley received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of the 2009–2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.
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Kevin Moore became Managing Director of Cleveland Play House in 2007. During his tenure, CPH made its historic relocation to the Allen Theatre in partnership with PlayhouseSquare and Cleveland State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Corporate Theatre Fund and the Membership Committee of the Commission on Economic Inclusion. From 1998 to 2007, Moore was managing director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where he helped lead that company in the funding and construction of an award-winning new theatre facility. Previous positions include director of marketing at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California. He is a former president of both the National New Play Network and the League of Washington Theatres. Moore teaches theatre management at CSU, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Arts Management. He is a graduate of Moorhead (Minnesota) State University, holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University, and is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.