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  • Stephen Brown-Fried


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    Stephen Brown-Fried


    Stephen Brown-Fried's credits include Awake and Sing! (NAATCO / The Public Theatre), Misalliance, All's Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Macbeth (Northern Stage), Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing (Trinity Shakespeare), Henry IV, Part 1 (Milwaukee Shakespeare), and Love's Labour's Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). His work on new plays includes Cori Thomas's The Ballad of Ella May (Working Theatre) and His Daddy (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Sarah Treem's Orphan Island (Sundance Theatre Lab), as well as plays by Clarence Coo, Victor Kaufold, David Lefort Nugent, and Kenneth Lin.

    From 2014 through 2015 he served as the Artistic Associate and Casting Director at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and from 2005 to 2008 as the Resident Assistant Director at Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company. He is published in the RSC's most recent edition of All's Well That Ends Well.

    In addition to his work at the School of Drama, he is the Associate Director of Gingold Theatrical Group where he runs the Speakers' Corner writers group, and is a Lecturer in Directing at The Yale School of Drama. He has also served as a guest director at NYU/Tisch Graduate Acting, Southern Methodist University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Miami, The Atlantic School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and at The Yale School of Drama. He is the recipient of the Drama League Director's Fellowship as well as the Jacob Javitz Fellowship, and has trained at the Center for Theatre Studies in Gardzienice, Poland, and with the Double Edge Theatre troupe. He holds a B.A. in History and Drama from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama.

    Degrees Held

    MFA in Directing - The Yale School of Drama

    BA in Drama and History - Stanford University

    Professional Affiliation

    Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

    Current Courses

    Clasical Studio Acting 2

    Classical Studio 1.1 (Fall 2019)

    Classical Studio 1.2

    Classical Studio: Acting 1 (Fall 2019)

    Co-Lab 1.1 (Fall 2019)

    Co-Lab 1.2

    Directing Seminar 2.1 (Fall 2019)

    Directing Seminar 2.2

    Directing the First Production (Fall 2019)

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