Conley Departs Soho Rep as Search for Executive Director Begins

News   Conley Departs Soho Rep as Search for Executive Director Begins Soho Rep's Alexandra Conley has announced she will exit her position as executive director of the acclaimed Off-Broadway company.

Conley, who has served as executive director of Soho Rep since 1999, vacates her position to join her husband's new business ventures in Milan. Jon Dembrow, chairman of the board at Soho Rep, announced that the search for a new executive director will begin imminently – with plans to have the position filled by summer.

Through Conley's guidance, in association with new Soho Rep artistic director Sarah Benson, Soho Rep made the transition to an Off-Broadway company this past year. Conley has also been responsible for expanding Soho Rep's budget by 350 percent and helping to increase attendance from 42 percent to 85 percent annually.

"Alexandra has led the company through terrific institutional growth, and has furthered the vision of this theatre through her remarkable passion and dedication to the work at the heart of Soho Rep. She leaves the company in wonderful shape," Benson stated.

Soho Rep, which operated as an Off-Off-Broadway company for 32 seasons, launched its first season as an official Off-Broadway company with John Jesurun's Philoktetes this past fall, followed by the acclaimed run of No Dice created by the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma.

Soho Rep's scheduled production of Blasted – penned by Sarah Kane – has moved its planned production dates from April 2008 to October 2008, in order to accommodate scheduling for both the production's star, Marin Ireland, as well as Soho Rep's search for a new executive director. For information about the Soho Rep season, call (212) 941-8632 or visit www.sohorep.org. Soho Rep is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan.