|Mireya (Murry) Hepner is the founder of In Other People’s Shoes Productions, a new company that tells imaginative, impactful and artistic stories for young people and families from all walks of life. She believes deeply in creating theatre that encourages empathy and that opens young minds to new possibilities. Before the pandemic, she led Rancho Cucamonga’s MainStreet Theatre Company for all of its 14 seasons, producing 40 innovative shows geared for children and family audiences.
Her 35+ years working in the American Theatre include productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, in Regional Theatre and on tour. A few of her memorable projects include James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award winning Passion (Stage Manager, Lincoln Center Theatre and Broadway), Anna Deavere Smith’s House Arrest (Coordinating Producer: Arena Stage), six tours with legendary mime Marcel Marceau (Company Manager, U.S. & Australia), and two seasons of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Production Manager: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles), among many others. She has a BA in Theatre from UCLA, trained as a stage manager at the London Academy of Music and Drama, and as an Arts Manager in the MFA program at Brooklyn College. She’s been a grant panelist for the NEA and the California Arts Council, a reader for “Write Now”, and is proud to serve on the board of TYA /USA, the National Service Organization for the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.