Melanie YC Pepe

Chief Executive / Artistic Director

Mrs. Pepe is the Chief Executive / Artistic Director at Weathervane Playhouse. She holds a BFA from Kent State University, where she is now serving on the School of Theatre and Dance Advisory Board and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. At Weathervane, she has produced more than 80 plays and musicals, as well as 4 feature films during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2015, she was a recipient of Kent State University’s Professional Achievement Award, in 2011 was awarded Weathervane’s Board of Trustee Award and in 2019 was accepted into the 36th class of Leadership Akron. As a stage director, recent Weathervane credits include the feature films:  Judgement Call, and My Cellphone Says You’re My Soulmate; and on stage: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Into the Woods, Doubt, Jesus Christ Superstar, Santaland Diaries, Red, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Ordinary Days. As always, she sends her gratitude to her talented staff for their talents and constant curiosity, and to her extraordinary family for their love and support.