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Portia Krieger

Courses: Working with Casting Directors for NYU Practicum

Portia Krieger is a New York-based theater director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Favorite productions include Deborah Zoe Laufer and Daniel Green’s musical Window Treatment, Olivia Dufault’s The Tomb of King Tot (Clubbed Thumb), Susan Bernfield’s Tania in the Getaway Van (The Pool), Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Be Here Now (Cincinnati Playhouse), Sofia Alvarez’s Friend Art (2ST Uptown), Sarah Einspanier’s The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Caroline V. McGraw’s The Bachelors (Lesser America), Clare Barron’s Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb), and Eager to Lose, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy (Ars Nova).

Portia has workshopped new plays and musicals with the O’Neill/National Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, 2ST, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, NYMF, and many others. She has been an inaugural O’Neill/NNPN National Director’s Fellow, a member of the Civilians R&D group, a New Georges Audrey Resident, a member of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and an Ars Nova Director-in Residence. She was the Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway, and is working on the Broadway-bound musical Almost Famous. She is a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College.