Program Head of MFA Directing and Assistant Professor, Directing and Acting
MFA, Boston University
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
CFA Room 456
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 Prison Initiative as a guest artist in André de Quadros’ groundbreaking class Empowering Song. Co-creator of the BU CFA Collaborative Arts Incubator, with de Quadros and Jeannette Guillemin, she is most interested in nurturing heightened collaborative experiences and enlivening the arts for social justice. Braha’s teaching and guest-artist credits also include Brandeis University, Emerson College, Yale University International Conference in Choral Conducting, MIT, Northeastern University, Wheaton College, Suffolk University, and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. Professionally, she has directed regionally at many theaters including Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Center for American Performance, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and The Nora Theatre Company at Central Square Theater.
As a founding member of The New Ehrlich Theater in the 1980’s, Braha directed many award-winning productions including Bent, The Fifth of July and House of Blue Leaves, paving the way for the amazing theater renaissance in Boston’s South End. Braha continues to be a proud member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA and, of course, StageSource where she was a member of the Board of Directors for its first six years.