Program Head of MFA Directing and Assistant Professor (Directing and Acting) | Judyb_99@comcast.net
Judy Braha has been a director, teacher, actor, and arts advocate in New England for over three decades. She has directed regionally at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Center for American Performance, Merrimack Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Nickerson Theater, North Shore Music Theater, Emerson Stage, Nora Theater Company, Boston Theatre Marathon, and the American Stage Company. As a founding member of The New Ehrlich Theater, Judy directed many award-winning productions including Bent, The Fifth of July, and House of Blue Leaves, paving the way for a theater renaissance in the now-burgeoning arts community in Boston’s South End. Her teaching and guest artist credits include Brandeis University, Emerson College, Mount Holyoke College, M.I.T., Northeastern, Wheaton College, Trinity Rep. Conservatory, Suffolk University, and the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. She has directed many productions at BU CFA School of Theatre and beyond including: The Road To Mecca, The Crucible, The Love of the Nightingale, The Cripple of Innishman, Iphegenia and Other Daughters, Intimate Apparel, Playing for Time, Camille, Mad Forest, Top Girls, Fen, The Cherry Orchard, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Rimers of Eldritch, The Club, Serenading Louie, Wild Honey, Hedda Gabler, and The Devils. Most recently, Braha directed Othello for Actors’ Shakespeare Project and Joyce Van Dyke’s plays Deported/ a dream play, White Hole, and The Oil Thief for the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. The Oil Thief won an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Play in 2009. Braha has an MFA from Boston University, a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and continues to be a proud member of Stage Source where she sat on the Board of Directors for its first six years.