Neil Pepe


NEIL PEPE is an acclaimed theater director and has been the Artistic Director of the award-winning Atlantic Theater Company since 1992. Under Mr. Pepe's direction the Atlantic, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, has established itself as one of the premiere Off Broadway theater companies in New York garnering four Tony awards, six Obie awards and numerous others. During his tenure at Atlantic, Neil has worked with such outstanding artists as Woody Allen, David Mamet, Harold Pinter, Jez Butterworth, William H. Macy, Martin McDonagh, Sam Mendes, David Rabe, Conor McPherson, Tina Howe, Peter Hedges, Craig Lucas, Joe Penhall, Howard Korder, Denis Johnson, James Lapine, Tom Hulce, Mary Steenburgen, and Kenneth Lonergan among many others. Neil directed Harold Pinter's first and most recent plays, The Room and Celebration at the Atlantic last season. In 2005, he directed the World premiere of David Mamet's new play Romance, also at the Atlantic. He directed the World premiere of Howard Korder's Sea Of Tranquility in Spring of 2004 as well as the American premiere of Jez Butterworth's The Night Heron in the Fall of 2003 at the Atlantic. Mr. Butterworth and Mr. Pepe also collaborated on the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Butterworth's play Mojo (Drama League Award nomination). Mr. Pepe directed the last major revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, starring William H. Macy, Phillip Baker Hall and Mark Webber which had its initial run at the Donmar Warehouse in London before moving to a sold-out run in New York. In the Fall of 2002, he directed the American premiere of the award-winning Joe Penhall play Blue/Orange starring Harold Perrineau, Glenn Fitzgerald and Zjelko Ivanek. Other notable productions include The Beginning Of August by Tom Donaghy starring Mary Steenburgen (South Coast Repertory and Atlantic), the World premiere of Eric Bogosian's play Red Angel starring Mr. Bogosian at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Refuge by Jessica Goldberg at Playwrights' Horizons, Zinnie Harris' Further Than The Furthest Thing at Manhattan Theatre Club, Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell, Clean by Edwin Sanchez, and Shaker Heights by Quincy Long (Outer Critic' Circle Award nomination), all at the Atlantic. As an actor, Neil has appeared in the films Melinda and Melinda, Magnolia, Analyze This, The Spanish Prisoner, Homicide, and Spartan, among others. He has also appeared in many plays in New York including Edmond, The Lights, Three Sisters, Boys' Life, Down The Shore, Trafficking in Broken Hearts, The Virgin Molly, and The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite. His television credits include Sex and the City, Law and Order, New York Undercover, Another World, and Our Town for PBS. Neil is also an accomplished guitarist and has played in a variety of New York based bands. Mr. Pepe has been an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University in the Graduate Film Program. He also teaches at the Atlantic Acting School which is part of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. (As of March 2007)

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Refuge (New Theater Wing)