Recognizing how Braha has inspired generation after generation of theatre artists
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) has announced their 2022 award winners and we’re proud to announce Judy Braha, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Directing and Acting is the recipient of ATHE’s 2022 Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher Award.
Named for renowned theatre educator and historian Oscar Brockett, the Outstanding Teacher award honors a college-level faculty member recognized by students and colleagues, who has provided inspiration through instruction in theatre, has created strong, effective interpersonal communication, and has supported multiculturalism and diversity in theatre and education.
Braha (CFA’08) has worked as a director, actor, teacher, and arts activist for over four decades. She was the head of the MFA Directing Program at BU School of Theatre for over 15 years, and credits include theaters and universities throughout New England. Judy collaborates with CFA Professor of Music and Music Education André de Quadros teaching inside and outside Massachusetts prisons and jails through the BU Prison Education Program, and co-created the BU CFA Collaborative Arts Incubator with De Quadros and Jeannette Guillemin. Recent works include Shakespeare in Love (BU), The Exonerated (BU), Mr. Fullerton (Great Barrington Public + Gloucester Stage), and Representation and How to Get It, a new solo work about Julia Ward Howe.
Join us in congratulating Braha who is loved at BU. “The thing I love about Judy Braha is her absolute devotion to the students and the work,” says Susan Mickey, School of Theatre director and a professor of theater. “She is dedicated completely to the individual artist standing before her and their growth in the practice. It’s inspiring and infectious.” [Quote from BU Today article]
Braha will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30th at the ATHE Conference taking place in Detroit, Michigan.