Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary is the Associate Artistic Director at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA. Most recently, she has directed New Rep’s productions of Blackberry Winter, Scenes from an Adultery, Muckrakers, Pattern of Life, Lungs, Fully Committed, Collected Stories (Elliot Norton Nomination, Best Production 2012), DollHouse (Elliot Norton Nomination, Best Production, 2011), boom, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Fool for Love. Other directing credits include: Othello, for Actor Shakespeare Project; The Flick, for Gloucester Stage Company; The Other Place, for The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater; Recent Tragic Events and Aunt Dan and Lemon, for Whistler in the Dark; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, for Summer Festival Theatre, Roxbury Latin; The Boys of Winter (IRNE Nomination, Best New Play, 2008) for BKS productions; Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil’s Teacup (IRNE Nomination, Best New Play, 2007) at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. In 2007, she assisted Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg at the National Playwrights’ Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and worked as an assistant on new plays by Rebecca Gilman and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Before moving to Boston, Bridget worked in Washington, D.C. with the Olney Theatre Center, Theater Alliance, Cherry Red Productions, Charter Theater, Studio Theatre Second Stage, and Phoenix Theatre DC, of which she was a founding member. Since 2012, Bridget has curated the Next Voices Reading Series, a program she established for New Repertory Theatre. She serves as the Literary Chair for the National New Play Network and is a member of The New England New Play Alliance. Bridget received her MFA in directing at Boston University.