Seth Soloway was named as Director of The Performing Arts Center in May 2017 after serving as The PAC’s Interim Director for two years.
Prior to coming to Purchase Mr. Soloway and his wife Jen conceived of and converted Newburgh’s West Shore Train Station into the Railroad Playhouse. Within the new organization Seth created the Railroad Playhouse Playmaking Project, which teaches students to collaboratively write an original play or musical while focusing on an important area of class room curriculum. Along the road, Mr. Soloway has held many producing/ management positions including Director of Programming at The Paramount Center for the Arts, Artistic Director at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Director of Booking at OBB, a theatrical booking and touring agency, Associate at Richard Frankel Productions and served as the Lortel Administrator for the Off Broadway League. While with Richard Frankel Seth participated in several Broadway shows including Hairspray, The Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Company. Other previous experience includes various positions at Second Stage Theater and Director at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. Seth currently teaches Arts Management at Purchase College and Brooklyn College.
Favorite directing credits include After Wednesday (new play by Louise Schwarz), the New York premiere of Survival by Jeremy Basescu, Stock Home by Alex Goldberg (NYC Fringe Festival), Sweet on the Donor (Ashlin Halfnight) The Underpants by Steve Martin (Gallery Players), Mr. Bengt’s Wife (August Strindberg) and most recently America’s Brightest Star by Alex Goldberg at the Railroad Playhouse.
Mr. Soloway holds a BFA in Directing from Marymount Manhattan College an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College.