Head of MFA Directing Program and Assistant Professor (Directing and Acting) | Judyb_99@comcast.net
MFA, Boston University; BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University. Judy Braha has been a director, teacher, actor, and arts advocate in New England for over two decades. She has directed regionally at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Nickerson Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, 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, Steaming, and House of Blue Leaves, paving the way for a theatre renaissance in the now-burgeoning arts community in Boston’s South End. Currently head of the MFA Directing Program at BU’s School of Theatre, her teaching and guest artist credits include Brandeis University, Emerson College, Mount Holyoke College, M.I.T., Northeastern, Wheaton College, Trinity Rep. Conservatory, and the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. Productions include Iphegenia and Other Daughters, Fen, Top Girls, Mad Forest, The Cherry Orchard, The Maidenstone, Dancing at Lughnasa, Hedda Gabler, Wild Honey, The Lady from the Sea, Serenading Louie, The Club, A Perfect Ganesh, Thatcher’s Women, and The Rimers of Eldritch. Ms. Braha was a member of the Board of Directors of StageSource for its first six years.