Bryn Boice is an award-winning director, educator, actor, and producer. She has spent the past three summers as a Showcase Director working with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice Program, coaching and directing Henry IV part 1, Henry VI part 2, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also for CSC, Bryn directed last season’s Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go – two Caryl Churchill one-acts – which garnered her the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director, Large Theatre. Other recent Boston-area credits include: Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes with Paula Plum and Nancy E. Carroll (Greater Boston Stage Company); an all-female production of Julius Caesar for Actors’ Shakespeare Project with Bobbie Steinbach, Marianna Bassham, and Marya Lowry; and the Boston premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti (OWI Theatre).
She is the Artistic Director of Boston fringe ensemble Anthem Theatre Company, a member of the 2016-2019 cohort of Resident Performing Arts Companies at Boston Center for the Arts. With Anthem she has created and directed multiple devised works and reimagined classics including the Red Sox/Yankees-themed Romeo vs. Juliet, performed free in Cambridge’s Joan Lorentz Park; I, Snowflake, a devised post-election reaction play; and her original work, The Merry Way, featuring traditional Irish folk song. Upcoming directing projects include My Fascination with Creepy Ladies (devised with Anthem), Admissions by Joshua Harmon (The Gamm Theatre), and The Children by Lucy Kirkwood (Speakeasy Stage). She will also be directing the reading of Pru Payne by Steven Drukman for The Derrah Theatre Lab, the newly formed theatre company honoring Boston great, Tommy Derrah. New York and Regional credits as an actor and/or director include work with Asolo Repertory Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, InProximity Theatre Company, Theatre Row, Martha’s Vineyard PAC, Monomoy Theatre, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Manhattan Theatre Club.
As a theatre educator, Bryn currently teaches at Salem State University, where her wide-ranging experience has allowed her to teach Voice for Performance, Applied Stage Movement, Public Speaking, Dramatic Theory & Criticism, and Dialects, among others. A great proponent of higher education and lifelong learning, she holds an MFA in Directing from Boston University, an MFA in Acting from the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training (FSU), and a Master’s Certificate in Arts Administration from Boston University. She also holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Emporia State University (KS) and a BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas. For more information, visit www.brynboice.com