Sammy Lopez

Resident Director

Sammy Lopez (he/him) is a curious theatre-maker dedicated to uplifting historically excluded voices & stories through the arts. He is currently the resident director of New York City Children’s Theater, previously directing the virtual production of SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT and the STORYLAND CABARET that re-opened the theatre’s in-person programming and toured the five New York boroughs. Last season, he directed FISH IN A TREE with his collaborator Melissa Jessel and is thrilled to bring the new Theatre For The Very Young interactive experience inspired by his Abuelita to the five boroughs with ¡CORRE, ABUELITA, RUN!. He is a co-founder and producer with P3 Productions, a Tony Award-winning producing team built on three pillars: thought-provoking stories, strong values, and opening doors. He is making his lead-producing debut with HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in November 2023. His Broadway co-producing credits include JUST FOR US, The Old Vic’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BE MORE CHILL, THE KITE RUNNER, and A STRANGE LOOP (2022 Tony Award with A Choir Full Productions). He is a co-founder of The Industry Standard Group (TISG), the program mentor for Theatre Producers Of Color (TPOC), and teaches with The Business of Broadway. Sammy 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. Visit for more.

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