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Roberta Pereira is a Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning arts administrator and producer. She is the incoming Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director of the Library for the Performing Arts in New York City. Most recently, she was Executive Director of The Playwrights Realm, an Off-Broadway theater company devoted to supporting early-career playwrights, where she produced several shows, including the world premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, which was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Previously, Roberta developed and produced shows on Broadway and the West End. Roberta is also the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Dress Circle Publishing, which publishes theater-themed books. She is a lecturer at David Geffen School of Drama and consults with the Miranda Family Fellowship. As a Latinx arts administrator, she has been a speaker on arts administration and inclusion in the arts in multiple forums, including BroadwayCon, NYU/Tisch, Juilliard, Macalester College, Wesleyan University, Yale University, and Commercial Theatre Institute. Roberta graduated from David Geffen School of Drama's Theater Management program and Wesleyan University. She is originally from Brazil and lives in New York City with her daughter.

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Roberta Pereira Productions

[Broadway, 2014]
[Broadway, 2012]
Associate Producer

Roberta Pereira Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play

Roberta Pereira, Mothers and Sons

Roberta Pereira News

Video: How to Spend a Theatre-Filled Day at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Are you a theatre lover who is looking for something new to do in New York City? All you need is a library card! In this video, watch as Roberta Pereira chats more about how any New Yorker can get in on the action at the Library for the Performing Arts.
The Playwrights Realm Reveals Chris Berry as Organization's New Executive Director

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Chris Berry will join its leadership team as the company’s new Executive Director. Learn more about Berry here!
Photos: Joan Marcus and Carol Rosegg Exhibition Opens at The Library for the Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is highlighting the theater photography of Joan Marcus and Carol Rosegg in a new exhibition, opening May 1 through September 28, 2024. Check out photos from the exhibit's opening here!
Industry Pro Newsletter: SAG-AFTRA Close to a Deal, Only 6% of Women in Theatre in the UK Feel an Increase in Opportunity

Some of our more significant stories this week come from across the pond: the first being that a new survey indicates that the vast majority of women working in theatre don’t feel like they are seeing an increase in opportunities. While the data comes from the UK, I think we would find a lot of anecdotal agreement in the US industry as well.
Coalition Of Immigrant Artists Launches Initiative To Combat Xenophobia In The Theater Industry

COALITION OF IMMIGRANT ARTISTS is launching an initiative to combat xenophobia in the theater industry. The Immigrant Theatermakers Advocacy initiative works with institutions to reverse xenophobic policies and support immigrant artists.
Roberta Pareira Will Serve as the Library for the Performing Arts' New Executive Director

The New York Public Library has announced that Roberta Pereira, a highly respected theater and publishing professional with decades of experience opening up the arts to diverse audiences and professionals, will be the new Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director of the Library for the Performing Arts.
The Playwrights Realm Reveals Third Annual Round of Script Share, Offering Free Professional Guidance to Aspiring Playwrights

The Playwrights Realm announces the third annual Script Share, a free service that provides aspiring playwrights with an opportunity to receive professional guidance from industry professionals. This initiative aims to support writers without industry access or a formal theater education.
The Playwrights Realm Extends World Premiere of Emma Horwitz's MARY GETS HERS

The Playwrights Realm will present a one-week extension of the world premiere production of 2021/22 Realm Writing Fellow Emma Horwitz’s Mary Gets Hers.
The Playwrights Realm Unveils 2023-24 Cohort of Writing Fellows and Scratchpad Playwrights

The Playwrights Realm has revealed its 2023-2024 cohort: a dynamic group of storytellers participating in its Writing Fellows program.
A.R.T./NY to Release WHAT'S OFF? Podcast - Listen to the Trailer Now!

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is launching What’s Off?, a new podcast celebrating innovative approaches individuals and organizations in the world of nonprofit theatre have taken to anything that has felt “off.”
New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!
World Premiere of MARY GETS HERS Comes to The Playwrights Realm

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director, Katherine Kovner; Executive Director, Roberta Pereira) presents their first production since 2020: Mary Gets Hers, the Off-Broadway debut of 2021/22 Realm Writing Fellow Emma Horwitz, directed by Josiah Davis, and inspired by Hrosvitha of Gandersheim's Abraham, or the Rise and Repentance of Mary.
The Playwrights Realm to Present 2023 INK'D Festival of New Plays This Month

The Playwrights Realm will present the 2023 INK’D Festival of New Plays (April 24–27), the annual culmination of their Writing Fellows program.
The Playwrights Realm Announces 2022-2023 Cohort

The 2022-2023 Writing Fellows Are Andrea Ambam, Alyssa Haddad-Chin, Jesse Jae Hoon, and Alex Lin; 2022-2023 Scratchpad Playwrights Are Anamaria Guerzon, Ankita Raturi, and Christopher Washington; 2022-2023 Native American Artist Lab Participants Are Sean-Joseph Choo and Moki Bear Eagle.
The Playwrights Realm Announces 2022 INK'D Festival of New Plays

The Playwrights Realm will present the 2022 INK’D Festival of New Plays, bringing the festival of readings culminating the organization’s Writing Fellowship program back live in person after holding it online last year.
The Playwrights Realm Presents Interactive Fundraiser PLAY ON WORDS

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director, Katherine Kovner; Producing Director, Roberta Pereira) presents Play on Words, a one-night live-streamed festival of short new plays that culminates an initiative in which donors get to have a hand in writing and creating work (March 28 at 7pm ET).
The Playwrights Realm Announces Winners Of International Theatermakers Award

The Playwrights Realm, in partnership with law firm Dyer Harris LLP, announces playwright and performer Nkenna Akunna; costume designer Dina El-Aziz; actor and writer Isra Elsalihie; playwright, director, and scenographer Abhishek Majumdar; and composer Tidtaya Sinutoke (ฑิตยา สินุธก) as the recipients of the 2021 International Theatermakers Award (ITA).
The Playwrights Realm Announces 15th Anniversary Restart Season Expanding Values-Centric Initiatives

Now announcing plans for The Restart Season (2021-2022), the Realm's 15th anniversary season, the organization expands on what it's learned across this last year. The Playwrights Realm will forgo productions for a host of resources designed to help make this restart one in which artists and audiences are taken care of first.
The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021 PLAY-A-THON

The Realm’s Play-A-Thon, returning March 15-25 following its success in 2020, creatively activates the potential of virtual gathering to bring people together in direct engagement with the work of some of today’s most captivating writers.
Playwrights Realm Announces Winners of International Theatermakers Award

The International Theatermakers Award program, part of The Playwrights Realm’s commitment to centering and lifting up underrepresented voices, seeks to bring clarity and comfort to the people caught up in the American immigration system, and to contribute to expanding the plurality of voices in American theater.


What awards has Roberta Pereira been nominated for?

Roberta Pereira has been nominated for the Best Play award at the Tony Awards for "Mothers and Sons."

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