Faculty & Staff Profiles

Gregory Poggi

Professor of Theatre (Arts Administration) and Senior Advisor to the Dean

Gregory Poggi has over 20 years’ experience successfully leading resident professional theatres in the United States and Canada. He is a founder of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, now in its 37th season. He served as managing director of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, one of Canada’s premier companies, and was founding chairman of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Toronto. He next became artistic and producing director of the Philadelphia Drama Guild at the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania. His production history spans over 120 works, ranging from Shakespeare, Ibsen, Miller, Hansberry, and Beckett to new works and several American premieres, such as Graham Greene and Dennis Canaan’s The Power and the Glory, and Michael Frayn’s Clouds.

Over the years Poggi has collaborated with many Tony Award winners including actors Len Cariou, Boyd Gaines, Randy Graff, and Patricia Elliott; directors Jerry Zaks and Vivian Matalon; and designers Jess Goldstein and Neil Peter Jampolis. Poggi also was chair of the Division of Arts Administration in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Dallas for 15 years, a program which awards both an MA in Arts Administration and an MBA. He also chaired three other Divisions: Theatre, Dance, and Corporate Communications & Public Affairs. While at SMU, Poggi served as artistic consultant to the Dallas Theater Center during their search for a new artistic director.


BA (English literature & speech and theater), Iona College
MA (rhetoric and theater), Indiana University
PhD (dramatic literature, theory and criticism), Indiana University and Oxford University

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