MEET THE CO-FOUNDERS
Meghan and David Covington, the husband and wife team behind River's Edge Theatre Co., spent over a decade working as performers in the theatre and dance world. That is, until other passions - marriage, children, business endeavors - took center stage. They moved to the Rivertowns five years ago and have been busy raising a family and advancing their individual careers. Now, they are using their own unique combination of arts management, development, marketing, and performance skills to cultivate a theatre company for the betterment of the community they adore.
Meghan Covington started working professionally as an actor almost 20 years ago while obtaining her BFA in Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Formerly a member of the Actor's Equity Association, her most notable stage work took place regionally on the stages of The Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, The Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre in Washington DC, and Firehouse Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Lab in Richmond, VA. She was also a company member for Synetic Theatre, where she spent 4+ years developing skills in classical pantomime technique, physical theatre, and dance.
In the arts management world, Meghan ran the Education and Outreach department for Synetic Theatre, where she spent time teaching acting, dance, and pantomime skills to children and adults in classroom, workshop, and camp settings. She also has in-depth experience with sales, marketing, and subscription services in large and small non-profit theatre companies.
In recent years she has built her own successful business, Mind Body Fitness NYC, serving clients in NYC and Westchester NY. She is also an NSCA certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and proud mommy to three beautiful daughters.
David Covington began his performance career tap dancing his way across the globe with the internationally acclaimed company of TAP DOGS. Other tap dance credits include Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kennedy Center's 13th Annual Gala: A Salute to the 1940’s Broadway Musical with the National Symphony Orchestra In Washington D.C., David founded his own tap company, MetroTAP, and youth company, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble.
David has appeared in numerous stage performances Off-Broadway and regionally, including performances at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Arena Stage, Theater Row, and the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
David’s management/producing credits include Associate Producer for the Department of Special Programming at the Kennedy Center, Director of the US Performing Arts Summer Workshops, Associate Producer for Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, VA, and Manager of the Folger Consort at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
For the past 10 years David has served in various roles at the City College of New York (CCNY), including Director of Events Management for the Division of Government, Community and Cultural Affairs, Artistic Director for City College Center for the Arts, and most recently as the newly appointed Executive Director for the Alumni Association at CCNY. David is also a graduate of The American University in Washington DC.