Sammy Lopez

Associate Professor

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Sammy Lopez (he/him) is a curious theater-maker dedicated to uplifting historically excluded voices and stories through the arts. He is a cofounder and producer with P3 Productions, currently developing Gun & Powder (World Premiere: Signature Theatre 2020), How to Dance in Ohio (World Premiere: Syracuse Stage 2022), Midsummer (in development), Bradical (in development), and two additional projects in development with award-winning artists John Leguizamo and Shakina Nayfack. He launched the company with his partners, Ben Holtzman and Fiona Howe Rudin.

Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring, and West End coproducing credits include the Old Vic's A Christmas Carol, Be More Chill, The Kite Runner, A Strange Loop (Tony Award winner with a Choir Full Productions), Orlando, and associate producer of Bandstand. In addition, he is the first resident director of New York City Children's Theater developing new theater experiences for young audiences and families including adaptations of Fish in a Tree, Same Same But Different, and the original play ¡Corre, Abuelita, Corre! inspired by his abuelita.

In 2020, Lopez cofounded the Industry Standard Group (TISG) and Second Act Theatrical Capital (2ATC), a decentralized leadership cohort of BIPOC producers strategically formed to promote work reflecting diversity and increase the presence of BIPOC investors and producers in the commercial producing arts and entertainment field. He is the program mentor for Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) and an educator with the Business of Broadway.

Previously, he was an account manager at Marathon Digital representing Broadway productions, regional theaters, and other live entertainment clients. He was a 2022 TEDxBroadway speaker, a recipient of the Shubert Organization’s inaugural Artistic Circle, and a Broadway League Fellow and Rising Star. Lopez is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's School of Drama, L.A. County High School for the Arts, and serves on the board of the New 42, TYA/USA, and CO/LAB Theater Group.