Dept. of Drama and Dance
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Bridget Kathleen O'Leary has directed New Rep Theatre's
productions of Blackberry Winter, Muckrakers,
Pattern of Life, Lungs, Fully Committed,
Collected Stories (Elliot Norton Nomination, Best Production
2012), Doll House (Elliot Norton Nomination, Best
Production, 2011), boom, Charles Dickens' A Christmas
Carol, and Fool for Love.
Other directing credits include: The Other Place, for The Nora
Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater; Recent Tragic
Events and Aunt Dan and Lemon, for Whistler in the Dark;
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, for Summer Festival
Theatre, Roxbury Latin; The Boys of Winter (IRNE
Nomination, Best New Play, 2008) for BKS productions;
Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil's Teacup (IRNE Nomination,
Best New Play, 2007) at Boston Playwrights' Theatre; and
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The American Clock,
Much Ado About Nothing, Curse of the Starving Class,
Dancing at Lughnasa, and Sarah Kane's Crave and 4.48
Psychosis, all at Boston University. In 2007, she assisted
Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg at the National Playwrights'
Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and worked as an
assistant on new plays by Rebecca Gilman and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Before moving to Boston, Bridget worked in Washington, D.C. with the
Olney Theatre Center, Theater Alliance, Cherry Red Productions,
Charter Theater, Studio Theatre Second Stage, and Phoenix Theatre
DC, of which she was a founding member. Selected D.C. directing
credits include: Independence, Parallel Lives, and
the creations of Unwrapped and Lulu Fabulous by
area playwrights. Since 2012, Bridget has curated the Next Voices
Reading Series, a program she established for New Repertory Theatre.
She serves as the Literary Chair for the National New Play Network
and is a member of The New England New Play Alliance. Bridget
received her MFA in directing at Boston University.