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Programs: Performance

Judy Braha

Judy Braha has been a director, teacher, actor, and arts advocate in New England for over three decades. Head of the MFA Directing program at Boston University School of Theatre for over 15 years and faculty member in the BFA Acting program for over 25, she most recently collaborated with the BU Prison Education Program and CFA […]

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Verity Branco

An actress, certified vocal coach and creator, Verity Branco (she/her) holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Ann Skinner and Barney Hammond (Stratford Festival, Canada) and Franchelle Dorn. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her stage work including two-time winner as Outstanding Lead Actress by The […]

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Yo-EL A. Cassell

A recipient of the Lotte Kaliski Award for Gifted Artists, Yo-EL Cassell was born in Schenectady, NY with a nerve deafness and discovered as a youngster that movement was his authentic expressive channel for his personal and creative identity. Instead of his hearing loss getting in the way, he aimed to allow the loss to […]

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Elizabeth Coen

Elizabeth Coen is a theatre historian, dramaturg, and specialist in theatre pedagogy. At present, she manages the Arts-Based Learning program at Seattle Children’s Theatre and plays an integral role in developing new works that focus on teenagers’ social-emotional growth. She also serves on the executive committee for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). Publications include […]

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McCaela Donovan

“For me, acting and theatre are the effortless blending of deep and varied technical skills and process, with shape, specificity, and form. It is about finding the truest expression and awareness of who you are as a human being—your thoughts, flaws, sense of humor—facing that head on, and then exposing that, openly, with your collaborators. […]

Brian Dudley

Brian Dudley (he/him) is a teaching artist and arts administrator specializing in arts integration, youth development, and theatre education. At BU, he serves as academic advisor to all School of Theatre undergraduates, working with them to coordinate and understand degree requirements and course registration, study abroad, extracurricular opportunities, and more. He organizes messaging, materials, and […]

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards (he/him) has worked as a freelance director, actor, fight choreographer and educator for the past 25 years. With an eye towards heightened text that enlighten our shared human existence, he has made a career of bringing contemporary aesthetic to classical work and classical context to contemporary stories. Much of his work has focused […]

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Wendy Goldberg

Wendy C. Goldberg (she/her) has spent 20 years leading the foremost programs in the development, direction and the production of new works for the American Theater.  As Artistic Director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for 16 seasons, under Goldberg’s tenure, the O’Neill was awarded the 2010 Regional Tony Award, […]

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Kirsten Greenidge

An avid champion of new work at the SOT in all its forms, Kirsten Greenidge is an Obie Award winning and Lucille Lortel nominated playwright whose plays place hyper realism on stage as they examine the nexus of race, class, gender, and the black experience. Recently recognized as playwright laureate of Boston, she has had […]

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Christine Hamel

Christine Hamel (she/her/hers) is a performer, voice & text coach, director, and writer; she teaches various aspects of performance: speech & dialects, voice, singing, and acting. Her areas of research include the embodied voice and its social, political, and ethical aspects; interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to accents-dialects and speech; feminism, gender performance, and Shakespeare; and psycho-physical […]

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