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Bridget O'Leary

Director for Love & Information

Bridget Kathleen O’Leary is a Boston based theater-maker specializing in directing and new play development.  She is a passionate theater artist and an active audience member.

Bridget Kathleen O’Leary is a freelance director, dramaturg and theater educator. From 2008-2018 she served as the Associate artistic director at New Repertory Theatre. Select Directing credits for New Rep include: HeartlandRipe Frenzy (IRNE Award winner for Best New Play), Blackberry Winter (Elliot Norton Nomination, Best New Play), Pattern of Life (IRNE Award winner for Best New Play), LungsDoll House(Elliot Norton Nomination, Best Production, 2011), and Fool for Love. Other Boston area directing credits include: Grand Concourse, for Speakeasy Stage Company; Othello, for Actor’s Shakespeare Project; The Flick, for Gloucester Stage Company; The Other Place, for The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater; Recent Tragic Events and Aunt Dan and Lemon, for Whistler in the Dark; Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil’s Teacup (IRNE Nomination, Best New Play, 2007) at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Before moving to Boston, she worked in Washington, D.C. Bridget received her MFA in directing at Boston University.




  • Certificate, Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy, National Arts Strategy
  • M.F.A., Directing and Theatrical Production, Boston University

Research Focus

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • New Play development

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Artistic Director, New Repertory Theatre
  • Chair of the Literary Committee, National New Play Network

Courses Taught

  • Boston Theatre Experience
  • Eloquent Presenter
  • Senior Career Seminar