April 9th, 2024

“Facilitation is at the core of my practice. I’m conscious of the sociopolitical reality that we might be facing under any given circumstance and one of my superpowers is to help name the patterns that we're seeing in rehearsal rooms, so that we might be in better relationship with them.” - Sam Morreale


As a multi-hyphenate theatremaker, dramaturg, and Associate Producer at Soho Rep, Sam Morreale inhabits many spaces within the theatrical field. They are guided by the words of Toni Cade Bambara, holding dear the idea that “the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible” - and Sam’s role is to hold space so that theater artists can bring their fullest selves into the rehearsal room.

Tune in as host Nicky Maggio chats with Sam about their artistic ethos, their work as a consultant, artist, and facilitator, as well as what it means to be an “accountability partner.”


A black and white photo of Sam Morreale

Sam Morreale (they/them) is currently the Associate Producer at Soho Rep. With facilitation at the core of their practice, they've had a blossoming career as a creative producer working with many companies including Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse, The Prelude Festival, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, and Theater Communications Group. In addition, Sam has developed a portfolio of consulting work in strategy planning, institutional alignment, and cultural change with arts organizations such as Center Theater Group, The New Harmony Project, Ars Nova, Boston Court Pasadena, A.R.T./NY, New Georges, and The Acting Company. Sam nurtures their artistic practice in rehearsal rooms as a dramaturg, director, and culture shaper constantly seeking to break down dissonance between artist and institution. B.A. Wesleyan University, Theater and Science in Society. @smorreale_reckons




Nicky Maggio or “N” (they/them) currently serves as Programs Manager at A.R.T/New York. N is a freelance theatrical curator with a focus on new play development and directing. Originally born in southeast Massachusetts, Nicky received their B.F.A. at Emerson College and then completed their M.F.A in Directing at The New School. For more information on their artistic projects, visit @nickymaggio


Ashley J. Hicks (a.k.a. Ash, she/her) works currently as a Programs Coordinator for A.R.T./New York.  Ash is an actor, writer, solo performer & teaching artist. She received her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in 2021 and was a participant in the 2022 Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase. To learn more about Ashley and her past/recent projects, please visit



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David E. Shane, Executive Producer
Erica Wray Barnes, Associate Producer
Ashley J. Hicks and Nicky Maggio, Line Producers
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Devon Adams, Art Director/Graphic Design