National Disability Theatre Announces Inaugural Managing Director
Penny Pun headshot
Penny Pun

Dramatists Guild member and former Publications Intern Penny Pun has been announced as the first-ever Managing Director and Leader of Organizational Operations at National Disability Theatre. Penny will work with NDT to further its mission of creating fully-accessible theatre, changing social policy, reshaping the narrative about disability culture, and providing a leading model for accessibility in the arts.

“I’m beyond excited to join National Disability Theatre and lead the charge in developing anti-racist and access-centered practices within the organization,” said Penny. “NDT and I share the ambition of radically transforming the theatre field and its practices through uplifting disabled artists and their work. I look forward to building on NDT’s already groundbreaking work and relentlessly advocating for a more accessible and braver industry.”

Penny is a New York-based playwright, dramaturg, and producer. She was born and raised in Hong Kong and is now an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. She has also worked at Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre Communications Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Dramatists Guild of America. Her writing has been published by major trade magazines, including American Theatre and The Dramatist. Her plays have been developed by Pan Asian Rep and Rising Circle Theater Collective. Penny holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature (specializing in Performance and Disability Studies) from Columbia University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Penny as NDT’s inaugural Managing Director,” NDT governing board member Sarah Kenny said in a statement. “With her past experiences and vision for the future, Penny is sure to gracefully shepherd NDT into our next phase of development as a company.”