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Laura Kepley

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Theater Credits
DIRECTING             
Diary of Anne Frank   by Wendy Kesselman     Cleveland Play House     2017
Shakespeare in Love   by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman adapted by Lee Hall     Cleveland Play House     2017
How I Learned to Drive    by Paula Vogel     Cleveland Play House/Syracuse Stage     2017
Steel Magnolias    by Robert Harling     Cleveland Play House     2016
The Good Peaches   By Quiara Hudes     Cleveland Play House/The Cleveland Orchestra     2016
The Crucible   by Arthur Miller     Cleveland Play House     2015
Fairfield   by Eric Coble     Cleveland Play House     2015
The Little Foxes   by Lillian Hellman     Cleveland Play House     2014
In Love and Warcraft   by Madhuri Shekar     Alliance Theatre     2014
Venus in Fur   by David Ives     Cleveland Play House     2013
Good People   by David Lindsay-Abaire     Cleveland Play House/ Syracuse Stage     2013
The Heidi Chronicles   by Wendy Wasserstein     Asolo Rep     2013
A Carol for Cleveland   by Eric Coble based on the novella by Les Roberts     Cleveland Play House     2012
IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play   by Sarah Ruhl     Cleveland Play House     2012
Grizzly Mama   by George Brant     Dobama Theatre     2011
My Name is Asher Lev   by Aaron Posner based on Chaim Potok novel     Cleveland Play House     2011
Breadcrumbs   by Jennifer Haley     Contemporary American Theatre Festival     2010
The Syringa Tree   by Pamela Gien     Trinity Repertory Company     2010
Shapeshifter   by Laura Schellhardt     Trinity Repertory Company     2009
Some Things Are Private   created by Deborah Salem Smith and Laura Kepley; written by Deborah Salem Smith     Trinity Repertory Company     2008
shop talk   by George Brant     Drama League DIRECTORFEST, NYC     2008
Another Man's Son   by Silva Semercyian     Play Penn Festival, Philadelphia     2008
Any Other Name   by George Brant     WordBridge Playwright's Lab, SC     2008
Elephant's Graveyard   by George Brant     University of Texas-Austin     2007
The Clean House   by Sarah Ruhl     Trinity Repertory Company     2007
Boots on the Ground   created by Laura Kepley & Deborah Salem Smith; written by Deborah Salem Smith     Trinity Repertory Company     2006
The K of D   by Laura Schellhardt     The Kennedy Center: New Visions, New Voices     2006
On the Threshold   by various     The Public Theater     2005
Falling Up   by Trista Baldwin     Perishable Theatre     2006
The Seagull   by Anton Chekhov     Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium     2005
Those Who Can, Do   by Brighde Mullins     Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory     2005
Aerodynamics of Accident   by Deborah Stein     Brown University New Play Festival     2004
The Winter's Tale   by William Shakespeare     Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium     2004
Top Girls   by Caryl Churchill     Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium     2003
Prop THTR New Plays 2003    by various     Prop THTR, Chicago     2003
Puja at Nako   by Maria Muller     Philadelphia Fringe Festival     2003
Funk Cloud: Fight the Stank!   by Laura McKenzie     Striding Lion, Chicago     2003
Iphigenia and Other Daughters   by Ellen McLaughlin     Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium     2003
Shapeshifter   by Laura Schellhardt     Brown University New Play Festival     2003
4 by Guare- Talking Dog   by John Guare     Eclipse Theatre Company, Chicago     2002
Feels like Makin' Love   by Laura McKenzie     New York Fringe Festival, Seattle Fringe Festival, Chicago     2001-2
One Hand Clapping   by George Brant     Athenaum Theatre, Chicago     2000-1
The Royal Historian of Oz   by George Brant     Athenaum Theatre, Chicago     2001
waiting ON godot   by Laura McKenzie     Athenaum Theatre, Chicago     2000
 
Other Credits
RELATED EXPERIENCE             
Artistic Director   Cleveland Play House     October 2013-present     
Interim Artistic Director   Cleveland Play House     June 2013-Sept. 2013     
Teaching Faculty   Case Western Reserve University/CPH     September 2012-present     
Associate Artistic Director   Cleveland Play House     Fall 2010-May 2013     
Interim Head MFA Directing Program   Brown University/Trinity Rep     2009-2010     
Artistic Associate/Resident Director   Trinity Repertory Company     2005-2010     
Guest Director   New Harmony Project     2012 & 2013 & 2016     
Guest Director   WordBridge Playwrights Lab     2008 & 2009     
Teaching Faculty Member   Brown University     2003-2010     
Selection Committee   Women's Playwriting Festival     2005-2008     
Founding Ensemble Member   Gestic Theatre Company, Chicago     1995-2002     
Dramaturg - Lillian Hellman Season   Eclipse Theatre, Chicago     2000-2001     
Literary Associate   Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, OH     1997-1998     
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR             
On The Town   by Comden and Green     Encores! NY City Center     John Rando 2008
Managing Maxine   by Janece Shaffer     Alliance Theatre, Atlanta     Susan Booth 2008
The Ruby Sunrise   by Rinne Groff     Actors Theatre of Louisville/Trinity Rep     Oskar Eustis 2004
Annie   by Meehan/Strouse/Charnin     Trinity Repertory Company     Amanda Dehnert 2003
 
 
Education and Training
Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company Consortium
MFA Directing, 2005

Northwestern University, Bachelor of Speech, Theatre Major
 
Awards and Recognition
NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Directors 2009-11
Drama League Directors Project Fall Fellow 2008
Member of WordBRIDGE Playwright's Lab Company 2008 & 2009
Peter Kaplan Fellow @ Trinity Rep 2005-07
Medal of Excellence - Rhode Island National Guard