Artistic Director - Send Message
Laura Kepley became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including The Diary of Anne Frank, Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; My Name is Asher Lev and CPH readings of Roe Green Award-winning plays Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976; Marjorie Prime and Daphne’s Dive. She joined CPH in 2010, 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 M.F.A. in Directing Program for one. She has also directed for The Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among others. A native Ohioan, Laura 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.
Managing Director - Send Message
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 Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Theatre Forward 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.
Associate Artistic Director - Send Message
Robert Barry Fleming was previously, the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage under Artistic Director, Molly Smith. Directing credits include Between Riverside and Crazy (CPH), The Royale (CPH), Minton’s Place, presented in the CPH New Ground Theatre Festival and the upcoming Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías. Other recent credits include Next to Normal (Tantrum), Caroline, Or Change (Tantrum) and Karen Zacarías’ Destiny of Desire (OSF). He has worked as a director, choreographer, and actor in many of the leading resident theaters across the country (i.e., The Public, The Taper, The Guthrie, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, The Goodman, and The Old Globe). His work has been represented on Broadway (Stand-Up Tragedy and Ragtime), in television and film (i.e., Oscar-winner, L.A. Confidential), and he was an associate producer for the NYC revival of Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif. Robert was a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Department at the University of San Diego (Old Globe/ USD Graduate Acting MFA Program), awarded a SDCF Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship, 2017 CNJ Award for Best Director of a Drama (Best of Cleveland Theatre), San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award, is a two-time honoree of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical and was a Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Choreography for a Play. Other Arena Stage world premieres commissioned, scouted, and/or nurtured under his watch include the 2017 Best Musical Tony-winner, Dear Evan Hansen by Pasek and Paul and 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, Sweat by Lynn Nottage.
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