contact: stephenbrownfried@gmail.com


Directing – Classical Work

As Associate Artist at Trinity Shakespeare Festival [Fort Worth, TX]:

    2016     A Midsummer Night's Dream

    2013     Julius Caesar

    2012     Merchant of Venice

         Named one of the best productions of 2012 by D Magazine, TheaterJones

         The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Criticalrant.com

    2011      Macbeth

         Named one of the best productions of 2011 by D Magazine and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

         Recipient of 2011 DFW Theatre Critics’ Forum Award for Creative Contribution

    2010     Much Ado About Nothing

         Named best Shakespeare of 2010 by TheaterJones

At Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey [Madison, NJ]:

    2014 - 2015: Artistic Associate & Casting Director

    Past Productions:

    2015     Misalliance

    2010     All’s Well That Ends Well

    2009    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    2009    Macbeth

    2008    The Comedy of Errors

    2005    Coriolanus

Other classical work:

    2016     Macbeth    Northern Stage [upcoming]

    2016     Our Town  The Atlantic Theatre School

    2015     Awake and Sing!    The Public Theater, with National Asian American Theatre Company

          Nominated for a Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

    2014     Paradise Lost     The Yale School of Drama

    2014     Henry V     University of North Carolina School of the Arts

    2013     Awake and Sing!     National Asian-American Theatre Company

          Winner of a Village Voice Obie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Mia Katigbak

    2013     As You Like It     The New School for Drama

    2012     Major Barbara     Southern Methodist University

    2012     Welcome to America [Rags]     New Worlds Theatre Project

    2012     The Trojan Women     The New School for Drama

    2011      Shakespeare’s R & J     Virginia Commonwealth University

    2011      Tosca     Connecticut Lyric Opera

    2011      Lysistrata     University of Miami

    2009    Richard III     The New School for Drama

    2009    Julius Caesar     Gorilla Repertory Theater

    2007    Love’s Labour’s Lost     Illinois Shakespeare Festival

    2007    The School for Wives     Shakespeare Theatre Company

    2007    Love’s Labour’s Lost [remount]     Shakespeare Theatre Co. Free for All

    2007    Henry IV, Part 1     Milwaukee Shakespeare


Directing – New Work

    2016     Naked Brazilian (Gustavo Pace)    New York Fringe Festival

    2016     The Ballad of Ella May (Cori Thomas)    Working Theatre

    2013     Meantime (Alexandra Gersten Vassilaros)     NYU Tisch Graduate Acting

    2010     Beautiful Province (Clarence Coo)     Columbia School of the Arts

    2009    His Daddy (Cori Thomas)     Ensemble Studio Theatre / Going to the River

    2009    Doing Business (Diana Hird)     Artistic New Directions

    2008    Orphan Island (Sarah Treem) [workshop]     Sundance Theatre Lab

    2008    Pac-off (Robert Askins)     Ensemble Studio Theatre / Youngblood

    2007    Haunted Prince  (C. Brown, S. Fried, G. Sloan)     Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

    2004    The Boy Jumped Into the Sea  (David Nugent)     Yale School of Drama

    2004    …,” said Said  (Kenneth Lin)     Hangar Theatre

    2003    An All Hallows' Eve(Marcus Gardley)     Yale Cabaret

    2003    Love – All  (Kenneth Lin)     Yale School of Drama

    2003    Empty Sky  (Sarah Treem)     Yale School of Drama

    2002    Habeas Corpus: Meyerhold  (Stephen Fried)     Teatr.doc (Moscow, Russia)


 Readings and Workshops:

at New Dramatists, Red Bull Theatre, Page 73, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Writers’ Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Worlds Theatre Project, Goats & Monkeys, The Weston Playhouse, NYU Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing, Lark Play Development Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Theater J, Catalyst Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, the Actors’ Center, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Assistant Directing:

As Resident Assistant Director at Shakespeare Theatre Company (2005 - 2008):

    for Michael Kahn: Tamburlaine, Richard III, The Beaux’s Stratagem, Love’s Labours’ Lost, Othello

    for Ethan McSweeny: Major Barbara, The Persians

    for Kjetil Bang-Hansen: An Enemy of the People

    for Stephen Wadsworth: Don Juan

    for Douglas C. Wager: The Comedy of Errors

Other Assistant Directing:

    2004    The King Stag [musical]  (Evan Yionoulis, dir.)    Yale Repertory Theater

    2002    Alcestis  (Alec Toc, dir.)     Yale School of Drama


Teaching Experience

2015-present     The Yale School of Drama

          Lecturer in Directing

2009-present     The New School for Drama

          Member of the MFA Directing Faculty, teaching classics and Shakespeare for directors and actors

2008-present    Private Acting Coaching

2015    Yale College

          Guest Lecturer, teaching the semester-long studio course, Acting Shakespeare

2013, 2016     Marymount Manhattan College

          Adjunct instructor of acting

2010-2012, 2016    National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center

          Teaches Shakespeare for actors and directors

2009-2015    Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Summer Professional Training Program

          Teaches Acting and Text Analysis [Apprentice Program and Next Stage Ensemble]

2007    The Shakespeare Theatre Company: Master Acting Classes

          Taught Mining Shakespeare’s Text, an adult-education class on Shakespearean text.

2004-05    Yale School of Drama

          Teaching Assistant to Elizabeth Diamond, Chair of Directing


Fellowships / Awards

2016    Drama League Award Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play: Awake and Sing!

2008    Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow

2005    Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize in Directing (Yale School of Drama)

2004    Drama League Summer Directing Fellowship

2004    John Badham Scholarship (Yale School of Drama)

2003    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship


Training

2002 - 2005    Yale School of Drama    MFA in Directing

    Directing: Liz Diamond, David Chambers, Doug Hughes, Karin Coonrod

    Acting: Evan Yionoulis, Peter Francis James, James Bundy

    Design: Ming Cho Lee, Jennifer Tipton, Stephen Strawbridge, Jane Greenwood, David Budries

2002    Center for Theatre Practices at Gardzienice, Poland     Summer Consortium 

2000    Vakhtangov Theatre (Moscow, Russia)     Internship / Tutorial

1998 - 2002      Stanford University     B.A. with Distinction and Honors; Double maj. in Drama and History