Stage director and producer Loretta Greco will be The Huntington’s next Norma Jean Calderwood Artistic Director. The Boston-based theatre will be immediately welcoming Greco as a consultant before transitioning her into the full-time position beginning July 1.
Greco brings her experience working as the artistic director of San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and producing artistic director of the WP Theater to the Huntington Theatre Company. She will be the first woman in the theatre's 40-year history to hold the title.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be named the next Artistic Director of this extraordinary theatre company,” shares Greco. “I‘ve been so inspired by The Huntington’s commitment to animating impactful conversations between new and newly imagined work created by a wildly diverse array of world-class artists—and by the passionate, deeply mindful, and longstanding engagement within the community."
Greco has had an immense impact on the theatre community, developing and producing 26 world premieres, including Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro, Hir by Taylor Mac, and Don’t Eat the Mangos by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez.
Commenting on her new role, Huntington Trustees Betsy Epstein and George Yip said, "Loretta is a natural leader and an inspiring artist with a strong commitment to lifting up artists, supporting staff, and advancing the cause of racial justice in the American theatre. She will make our theatre and our city a better place."
Greco will be responsible for leading 120 full-time staff members, overseeing an annual budget of $18 million, producing 7-8 shows, and serving 200,000 audience members each season, alongside Managing Director Michael Maso. Previous artistic leaders include Peter Altman, Tony nominee Nicholas Martin, and Peter DuBois.r