Lyndsay Allyn Cox to join Huntington as producing director
Lyndsay Allyn Cox has 16 years of receipts championing Black artists and stories in Boston in her pioneering work as a producer, actor and director in the theater community. That work was recognized last month when Cox was appointed the new producing director at The Huntington.
In this role Cox will work closely with Huntington artistic director Loretta Greco and will be intimately involved in each production from the casting calls to the final performance. Cox will also play a part (pun intended) in community partnerships, providing an opportunity for The Huntington to continue its work making local theater accessible to all communities.
“It’s such a blessing to be able to step into this role, into this level of leadership, and I can’t wait to get right to work alongside Loretta and the rest of the team,” says Cox. “The Boston theater community has played such an important role in my career and I am looking forward to giving back to the community in deep and meaningful ways.”
Cox is no stranger to leadership roles. She spent four years as director of theatre arts and then senior director of programs and experiences at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). Among many important projects there, she curated the popular #hellablack event series that centers and celebrates Black artistry and artists in Boston.
She has performed and directed for many local theater companies including Lyric Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage, Company One and notably Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston’s Black theater company. Recent acting credits include “Our Daughters, Like Pillars” and “Witch” and recent directing raves include “Chicken & Biscuits” for Front Porch.
Named one of the inaugural artists in The ARTery 25, a WBUR designation of millennial artists of color impacting the local scene, Cox has left impressions on every area of Boston theater. Off the stage Cox is heavily involved in the LGBTQ+ community and participates in a social justice-centered Reform synagogue in Brookline. As one of the most prominent local theater organizations in Boston, The Huntington recruited extensively for this desirable role, but they needn’t have looked far.
“Our national search brought us home to Boston where Lyndsay’s breadth and depth of talent was undeniable,” says Greco. “Her passion for theatre and for bringing artists together across disciplines in exciting and impactful ways, along with her deep local ties, will help us forge even greater relationships in the community.”