MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Meghan Covington (Artistic Director, Co-Founder, and President) 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.

 

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Sweta Keswani (Vice President)

After starring in some critically acclaimed and hugely popular prime time television series in India Sweta Keswani moved to New York from Mumbai in 2010. She was last seen on New Amsterdam with Ryan Eggold, AMC’s Super-natural thriller Nos4a2 and on The Blacklist with James Spader. She recently completed working on Apple TV Plus’s New Anthology Series called Roar and Mayim Bialik’s first directorial feature As Sick As They Made Us with Dustin Hoffman and Candice Bergen. She Co-produced and Co-wrote a short form web series called Struggle City which won Best Web-series at the Vegas Movie awards 2020. 

 

Sweta also serves as a vice district leader for the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization. And is an active community volunteer. She has also been a part of several Rivers Edge Theater Co. Productions since the pandemic.

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David Covington (Co-Founder,Treasurer) 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. 

 

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Meredith Siegel (Secretary)

Meredith Siegel is a graduate of Brandeis University. She has studied with Earle Hyman, Sabra Jones and Manuel Duque.Off and Off Off Broadway credits include work with Mirror Rep and Rolling Rep, teaching 2nd grade and children's art and theater.

 

She also served on the Irvington Education Foundation board as co-president, and she currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown.

Meredith has appeared in numourous River's Edge Theatre Company productions, and she is so happy to have the opportunity to work with theatre artists who are not only talented, intelligent and kind, but who are also so dedicated to social justice.

 

She is the proud mother of Ruby and Gabe, owner of Mermadebrooklyn custom embroidery.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Statement:

River’s Edge Theatre Co understands that the foundation of a successful local arts organization is the cross-pollination of accessible and diverse programming and the development of a diverse team of theatre makers who share in these values. We at River’s Edge Theatre Company, stand strongly for improving equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for our entire community:

 

  • EQUITY means recognizing inequities in access and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation.
 

  • DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences.
 

  • INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them, so that every person involved in our creative process feels valued.

  • ACCESSIBILITY means creating performances and educational opportunities that are accessible to all community members regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, gender, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, and ability differences.

 

We will strive to create a culture of inclusion where ALL theatre makers and community members can thrive, succeed, and contribute to the progress and success of the theatre making and benefit from it as well.