Philadelphia Theatre Names Emily Zeck Managing Director

Zeck will help to lead the theatre as it transitions to a new business model.

PHILADELPHIA: Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) has named Emily Zeck as its new managing director. She will work in partnership with the company’s new producing artistic director, Paige Price.

Emily Zeck.

The two previously collaborated at Colorado’s Theatre Aspen, and will work together to  explore and research new approaches to producing and presenting theatre with PTC. The next season will be a festival-style theatrical season, and PTC will explore a new business model to combat increasing production costs and dwindling subscriptions. The company’s subscription model has temporarily been replaced with a membership program to give patrons more flexibility to customize their own theatre experiences.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Emily again, after our successful partnership at Theatre Aspen,” said Price in a statement. “During our time there, the theatre saw a time of unprecedented growth and fiscal health. At PTC, she brings executive experience, along with good instincts, business savvy and integrity. I am grateful to the PTC board for their dedication to bringing new leadership to the organization, under which PTC can thrive on a new level in its next chapter.”

Zeck previously served as the managing director of Theatre Aspen. Prior, she produced shows off-Off-Broadway as a founding partner of Checkpoint Productions. She has also worked as the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Richard/Climan, Inc., and New York Stage and Film. She holds an MBA in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University.

“I am excited to join the PTC family during such an exciting time in the organization’s history,” said Zeck in a statement. “I am thrilled to team up again with Paige. I look forward to partnering with her to maintain and evolve the outstanding reputation PTC has developed in the region and across the country.”