The Carnegie Announces Departure of Theatre Director, Maggie Perrino

TC_Maggie PerrinoCOVINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2022) – Today, The Carnegie announced that long-time Theatre Director Maggie Perrino will leave to pursue a new position as the artistic director of the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati. She will finish out the summer season with The Carnegie and is set to change positions in early September.

Since starting with The Carnegie in 2015, Perrino has successfully grown The Carnegie’s theatre program and distinguished herself in the region’s theatre community. Under Perrino’s leadership, The Carnegie theatre navigated audiences and performers through the pandemic. During this time Perrino founded The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee, an artist-driven consortium dedicated to creating live theatre opportunities during the pandemic and included outdoor productions throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.

More recently, Perrino originated The Carnegie’s Summer Theatre Series. This new repertory series is the region’s only summer stock style programming and proudly creates summer employment opportunities for local theatre professionals and college students.

“Maggie has left an amazing mark on our organization and will forever be a part of The Carnegie family.” said Carnegie Executive Director Kim Best. “Maggie’s passion and experience make her perfect for her new position and SCPA is lucky to be gaining such an accomplished artist and educator. Everyone at The Carnegie wishes her the best of luck in this next endeavor.”

Efforts are currently underway to fill the theatre director position. More information can be found at

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.The Carnegie is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Kentucky Arts Council, City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Cincinnati International Wine Festival.


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