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Alice Reagan - Theater DirectorDownload Resume

Directing credits include Promenade by Maria Irene Fornes and Al Carmines at Barnard College/Columbia University; Or, by Liz Duffy Adams at Shakespeare & Company; Bingo by Edward Bond at Barnard/Columbia; a staged reading of Phaeton (a diggle of a fragment) by Mac Wellman at Classic Stage Company; Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes with Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble; The Miser by Molière with Brave New World Rep; Nomads by Julia Jarcho at Incubator Arts Project; I Came to Look for You on Tuesday by Chiori Miyagawa at La MaMa, E.T.C.; The Winter’s Tale at Barnard/Columbia; Day Like Today by Sam Marks with Partial Comfort Productions; The Egg-Layers by Lauren Feldman in a co-presentation between New Georges and Barnard; Prison Light by Austin Flint at HERE Arts Center; Stuck at Culture Project/Women Center Stage (with Birgit Huppuch); The Physicists by Dürrenmatt at Barnard/Columbia; Playing in Traffic at Women’s Project; Happy Thoughts by Alexander Wright at Bard College; The Verge by Susan Glaspell with Performance Lab 115 at the Ontological Theater; Caucasian Chalk Circle with PL115 at the Chocolate Factory (New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Music); What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes for Barnard/Columbia; a workshop of the new musical Le Fou by Bekah Brunstetter at New Georges; Sprinkler by Katherine Ryan at DirectorFest, produced by the Drama League; The Knights, adapted from Aristophanes by Rob Handel for Target Margin Theater; Alice in War by Steven Bogart for the Summer Play Festival; Women of Trachis by Kate Ryan at the Ohio Theatre in Soho, produced by Target Margin; A Small Hole by Julia Jarcho at The New York International Fringe Festival (Fringe First Award for Set Design); Pickford with Beth Kurkjian in the Blueprint Series at the Ontological/Hysteric Theater; Dawn Powell’s 1932 satire Big Night at Bates College, and workshopped Ghost Stories by Heather Dundas at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.  She received a chashama A.R.E.A. Award to direct Euripides’ Alcestis on East 42nd Street.

She collaborated with Performance Lab 115 on a new translation/adaptation of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle through the Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist Program.  She has workshopped and directed readings of new plays at Soho Rep, Partial Comfort Productions; Women’s Project, New Georges, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New Dramatists, Lark Play Development Center, hotINK, New Voices Play Festival, Columbia University, and NYU/Public Theater.

Alice was a Dean’s Fellow in the M.F.A. theater directing program at Columbia University; while there she directed Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, Exit the King by Eugène Ionesco, The Vise by Luigi Pirandello, and many new plays.  She also holds an M.A. in performance studies from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts where she won the Amankulor Award.

She is a New Georges Associate Artist, Resident Artist with Performance Lab 115, and was Artistic Associate at Target Margin.  Other affiliations: Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Women’s Project Directors Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, League of Professional Theatre Women, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.  She is the recipient of two Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grants, the Princess Grace Award (Fabergé Theater Award) and Princess Grace Special Project Grant, and was a Drama League Directing Fellow.

Alice is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Directing at Barnard College.