About Us


Unafraid to provoke and challenge, The Santa Fe Playhouse creates and produces professional theater that entertains, inspires, and starts a conversation. We approach our second century committed to growth and in service to our local and national communities.

The Santa Fe Playhouse will advance our legacy as the foundation of the Santa Fe theater community—always raising our quality of work, to not only sustain our creative enterprise, but to also empower all local theater artists.


VAUGHN IRVING (Artistic Director) has worked in professional theatre since 2004. Originally from right here in Santa Fe, Vaughn is a graduate of Santa Fe High School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. Vaughn has acted, directed, written, and produced over 50 productions in seven states and the District of Columbia. His original musicals Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, and You or Whatever I Can Get both won awards at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. Vaughn is a member of the teaching faculty at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, a company member of Flying V Theatre and Crash of Rhinos Productions

JENNIE LEWIS (Theater Manager) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Bard College and a Masters in International Art Crime Studies and Cultural Heritage Protection from ARCA. During her college years, she wrote a few little plays, one of which was selected for a Benchwarmers. After many years in the art administration world, she returned to the theater to be surrounded by people who love what they do!

ANNIE LIU (Lighting & AV Supervisor) earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design & Technology from Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where she concentrated in Lighting Design. She discovered her love of theatre growing up in Houston, and moved to Santa Fe at the ripe age of 17 to pursue that passion. She has been lighting designing freelance anywhere she could during her years in Santa Fe, The Playhouse being the very first theater to give her a chance. Annie‘s lighting design credits at The Playhouse include: Benchwarmers ’18, The Rocky Horror ShowTalking With…Cabaret, and The Pillowman. At the Greer Garson Theater: The Threepenny Opera (asst), David Ives One Acts, and Twelfth Night.

DAVID CARTER (Technical & Production Manager) David is a dramaturg, theatre, and visual artist interested in mining the connections between audience and art through a range of mediums, from cross-cultural theatre and opera to site-specific sculptural landscapes. David holds a MFA in Dramaturgy and New Play Development from Columbia University, and has worked on productions in New York, Paris, Washington DC, and Santa Fe.