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Loretta Greco

Loretta Greco is beginning her eighth season as Magic Theatre’s Artistic Director. At Magic, she has developed and premiered Taylor Mac’s Hir; Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus el Rey, Bruja, This Golden State: Part one: Delano; Polly Pen and Victor Lodato’s Arlington; Linda McLean’s Any Given Day, Every Five Minutes; Sharr White’s Annapurna; Lloyd Suh’s American Hwangap, Jesus in India; Anna Zeigler’s Another Way Home; Octavio Solis’s Se Llama Cristina among many others. Ms. Greco’s New York Directing premieres include: Tracey Scott Wilson’s The Story (Kesselring), Lackawanna Blues (Obie) by Ruben Santiago Hudson, and Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano (Kesselring) at NYSF/Public Theater; Katherine Walat’s Victoria Martin Math Team Queen, Karen Hartman’s Gum, Toni Press Coffman’s Touch, and Rinne Groff’s Inky at Women’s Project; Emily Mann’s Meshugah at Naked Angels; Laura Cahill’s Mercy at The Vineyard Theatre and Nilo Cruz’s A Park in Our House at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional directing credits include Life is a Dream at California Shakespeare Theater, the critically acclaimed revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and the West Coast premiere of David Harrower’s Blackbird at American Conservatory Theater; Romeo and Juliet and Stop Kiss at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and productions at LaJolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, McCarter Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Studio Theater, Intiman Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Area Stage, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Playmakers Repertory Company. She directed the national tour of Emily Mann’s Having Our Say as well as the international premiere at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Greco has developed work with dozens of writers at Sundance, The O’Neill, South Coast Repertory, The Mark Taper Forum, New Harmony, New York Stage and Film, The Cherry Lane, New Dramatists, and The Public. Prior to her Magic post, she served as Producing Artistic Director of New York’s Women’s Project where she produced the work of  Lisa DAmour, Katie Pearl, Dierdre Murray, Diane Paulus, Anne Kaufman, Karen Hartman, Lynn Nottage, Tanya Barfield, and Rinne Groff. As The Associate Director/Resident Producer at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton where she conceived and launched their Second Stage-On-Stage Festival she commissioned and produced the work of Doug Wright, Jane Anderson, Nilo Cruz, Adrienne Kennedy and Joyce Carol Oates among others. Ms. Greco received her MFA from Catholic University, her BA from Loyola University, New Orleans and is recipient of two Drama League Fellowships and a Princess Grace Award.

The Wild Ride

The Wild Ride

Saying YES! to a season of women playwrights at Magic Theatre

16 September 2015

Loretta Greco adds her voice to the season planning series, and discusses how Magic Theatre’s 2015-2016 season came to be.