Judy Braha has been a director, teacher, actor and arts advocate in New England for over three decades. She has directed regionally at many theaters, including Actors Shakespeare Project, Boston Center for American Performance, Merrimack Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Huntington Theater Company, Boston Playwrights Theater, and Nora Theater Company. As a founding member of The New Ehrlich Theater, Judy directed many award winning productions including Bent, The Fifth of July and House of Blue Leaves, paving the way for the theater renaissance in Boston’s South End. Currently head of the MFA Directing Program at Boston University’s School of Theater, her teaching and guest artist credits also include Brandeis University, Emerson College, Mount Holyoke College, MIT, Northeastern, Wheaton College, Trinity Rep. Conservatory, Suffolk University, and the Boston University Summer Theater Institute. Most recently, Ms. Braha directed Our Class and The Road to Mecca (BCAP); Othello (Actor’s Shakespeare Project); and Joyce Van Dyke’s new plays Deported/ a dream play and The Oil Thief (Boston Playwright’s Theater). The Oil Thief won an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Play in 2009. Ms. Braha has an MFA from Boston University, a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and continues to be a proud member of Stage Source where she sat on its Board of Directors for the first six years.